Lose yourself in the beauty of the Indiana Dunes. Of course, you won’t really be lost—we’ve got 70 miles of well-manicured trails perfect for all skill levels. Discover why we’re known as the birthplace of ecology as you meander through a violet sea of wild lupines and other native plants.

Travel from sand to oak forests in the same morning, or challenge your friends—and yourself—on either The 3 Dune Challenge or the Diana of the Dunes Dare. Between close-knit communities, state, and national parks, you’ll get the chance to get a whole new footing on adventure.

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Take the Diana of the Dunes Dare and hike in the footsteps of the daring and free spirit of Alice Mabel Gray. Learn of her life as you explore the natural wonders of her beloved Dunes terrain.

Run the Dunes

There’s nothing like running in the Indiana Dunes. Here are five great reasons:

1) Burn more calories.
2) There’s less impact on your joints.
3) It helps you work on your balance.
4) There are always incredible views.
5) It’s FUN!

With more than 70 miles of trails, there’s never been a better way to shed calories while experiencing one of nature’s masterpieces.

Even More Hiking Opportunities

Explore the Indiana Dunes like an expert! The Backpacks for Naturalists program offers free explorer backpacks for daily use. Each backpack contains binoculars, field guides, and more.



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