Hike the Dune Succession Trail, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Indiana Dune Succesion Trailhead

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Enjoy this scenic loop that starts with views of sand dunes and leads to a forested boardwalk and back out to the beach.

This hike provides a great opportunity to explore the variable landscape and terrain in Indiana Dunes State Park.

From the parking lot head north on a paved walkway toward Lake Michigan's shoreline. Next, walk down the boardwalk to the beach. Once you reach the coast, you'll have amazing views of the Chicago Skyline. Head east along the beach until you reach the sign pointing toward the Succession Trail. Turn off the beach and continue the loop.

Pack List

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Picnic Goods
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about 1 year ago

Thankful

Thank you for writing about this. It looks like an awesome little summer trip that I will be taking with my girlfriend. This is spectacular.

about 1 year ago

about 1 year ago

Summer daytrip

My family and I have stopped here every time we drive to Chicago. Check out some of the other dune trails this park has to offer then hit the lake to cool off!

about 1 year ago

Added by Jenn Koczan

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Activities:

Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:

Loop

Distance:

1 Miles

Elev. Gain:

150 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Beach
Family Friendly
Groups
Romantic
Scenic

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