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3 Dune Challenge Logo (White)

Need a reason to get outside? We’ve got three.

Challenge friends, family, and yourself to an epic climb up the three tallest sand dunes at Indiana Dunes State Park. It’s 1.5 miles of tough trail with 552 vertical feet that’s 100 percent brag-worthy.

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The 3 Dune Challenge is just an hour drive from Chicago.

3 Dune Challenge Map and Logo

Start Here

Your adventure begins at the Indiana Dune State Park Nature Center.

Download the Map

How to Complete the Dare

  1. Go to the Indiana Dunes State Park
    Visit Indiana Dunes State Park, located at the end of State Rd. 49 at 1600 N. 25 East, Chesterton, IN 46304.
  2. Hike the Trail
    With 552 vertical feet, this is the toughest trail in the State Park. Take the challenge and conquer the dunes.
  3. Share the Challenge
    Take a selfie at the top of one of the dunes and post it using #3DuneChallenge.
  4. Get Your Badge of Honor
    Visit the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center for a free bumper sticker and to buy a commemorative T-shirt or hoodie.

Celebrate Your Accomplishment

Stop by the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center to get your free 3 Dune Challenge sticker.
You can also buy a T-shirt or hoodie—you’ve earned it!

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Share your adventures with us by tagging #3dunechallenge

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