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5.8 mile 9.4 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 63' 19 m
Descent: -119' -36 m
High: 642' 196 m
Low: 583' 178 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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

Rafi Wilkinson

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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May 16, 2019
Aimee Lippert-Hayes
3mi — 10h 09m
Apr 21, 2019
Pranjal Dixit
5.8mi
Apr 9, 2019
Kenster Rosenberry
5.8mi
Jan 5, 2019
Meagan Ferguson
Did beach 1/2 from Kemil Beach to Trail 7 intersection and back to Kemil Beach. Hard hike on sand!
Nov 3, 2018
Morgan B
Oct 3, 2018
Gwendy Melton
Sep 14, 2018
Okello Aliker
Great forest and beach trail. Beach stretch can be tough in areas where sand is soft underfoot. 5.8mi
Jun 3, 2018
Melissa Ann

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  4.3 from 12 votes

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