“A nice trail connecting the State Park to the train station and National Park Visitor Center.”
— Rafi Wilkinson
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Free parking and access. No motorized vehicles allowed. Wheelchair accessible. Pets permitted on a leash (6' or shorter).
The Dunes Kankakee Trail is an ambitious trail project that, if and when completed, will run the entire length of Porter County. It will connect the Indiana Dunes State Park and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore at the north end to the Kankakee River at the south end. It would tie into the coast-to-coast American Discovery Trail at its southern terminus.
As of 2016, the trail is only 1.8 miles long and stretches from the State Park entrance gates to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore / Porter County Tourism Visitor Center. The trail also connects to the Calumet Bike Trail
and the Dunes Park South Shore Railroad train station.