ElevationAscent: 54' 17 m
Descent: -71' -22 m
High: 662' 202 m
Low: 594' 181 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)
Popular runs nearby
Cowles Bog Trail
4.7 mi 7.5 km • Loop • 202 ft Ascent 61.6 m Ascent
Portage Lakefront & Riverwalk
1.5 mi 2.3 km • Loop • 39 ft Ascent 12 m Ascent
Tolleston Dunes Trail
2.9 mi 4.7 km • Loop • 127 ft Ascent 38.71 m Ascent
Paul C. Zona Sr. Wildlife Sanctuary
1.4 mi 2.2 km • Loop • 54 ft Ascent 16.45 m Ascent
Pinhook Bog Trail
0.9 mi 1.4 km • Out and Back • 43 ft Ascent 13.16 m Ascent
Hobart Woodland Trail
2.2 mi 3.5 km • Loop • 40 ft Ascent 12.18 m Ascent
“A great trail connecting the Nature Center to the beach.”— Rafi Wilkinson
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.
The Indiana Dunes State Park was established in 1925 and contains 2,182 acres of land. The park is home to the tallest sand dunes in the area that approach 200 feet in height. The park contains a diverse range of beach, forest, and wetland habitats. As a result, this is an incredible spot for birding. There are three miles of pristine beaches along the Lake Michigan shoreline.
Visit the park's website for information on programs, camping, and other activities.
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Land Manager: Indiana DNR - Indiana Dunes State Park