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Trail 10

Intermediate
 4.2 (17)

A great trail for those wanting a long hike along empty stretches of Lake Michigan beach.


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5.8

Miles

9.4

KM

Point to Point

642' 196 m

High

583' 178 m

Low

63' 19 m

Up

119' 36 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Swimming · Views · Wildlife

Pets permitted on a leash (6' or shorter). Swimming is permitted only at the Pavilion when lifeguards are present (Memorial Day through Labor Day).

There is an entrance fee to the State Park every day from mid-April through mid-November. Fees are collected on weekends only in the winter. $7 per car for Indiana residents, $12 per car for out of state visitors. $2 walk-in and bike fee.

Description

Park at either the beach or at the Nature Center. The preferred direction is counter-clockwise. The first half of the hike is on flat to rolling trail in the forest. The footing is good with a mixture of sand and packed dirt. The trail is never crowded, even on summer weekends.

At the furthest point east, the trail will turn north and climb over a steep vegetated sand dune. Footing is loose sand. Once to the lake, the trail back to the beach Pavilion runs along the beach. The beach is amazingly pristine. Take plenty of water as this hike will take longer than it appears due to the loose sand.

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Rafi Wilkinson

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  4.2 from 17 votes

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About to head back on Trail 7 after a long walk on the beach.
Apr 21, 2018 near Chesterton, IN
Beautiful view of Lake Michigan
Apr 21, 2018 near Beverly…, IN
trail 10
Sep 20, 2019 near Chesterton, IN
trail 10
Sep 20, 2019 near Chesterton, IN

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Sep 29, 2020
Rebecca Ashby
Long and beautiful many dif environments
Apr 11, 2020
Stephanie Rose
Apr 11, 2020
Ryan Brevard
10mi
Jan 5, 2020
Tim Smith
6.5mi
Sep 14, 2019
Stone Patrick
Great place! 5mi
Sep 7, 2019
Alex Sejdinaj
Aug 23, 2019
Brian Hartman
Aug 10, 2019
Jenny Wilson