Best Scenic Hiking Trails in Indiana’s Cool North

In Indiana's Cool North you can find hiking trails to suit your physical fitness level and scenery preference.  Do you prefer hiking by a lake or river, or exploring on a trail with diverse ecosystems? You can find both leisurely strolls through nature, and a more physically demanding hike, like the 3 Dune Challenge.  We have a list of trails you can explore; find one that fits your style!

Trail 9 at Indiana Dunes State Park

Trail 9 at Indiana Dunes State Park


If you are looking for some of the best views of the dunes, then Trail 9 at the Indiana Dunes State Park is your trail!

Winding through the woods, the trail ascends picturesque dune ridges on two separate blowouts.

USA Today named Trail 9 as one of the best places to hike in Indiana.

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  • 15 Minutes to Michigan City
  • 30 Minutes to South Shore
  • 62 Minutes to Elkhart County

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