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Dune Ridge Trail

E. State Park Road
Beverly Shores, IN 46301
Phone: (219) 926-7561


Part of the Indiana Dunes National Park.

The three quarters of a mile Dune Ridge Trail highlights great views of the extensive wetlands and forests located south of this tall forested dune. The different habitats you’ll see along the trail help make Indiana Dunes National Park one of the most botanically diverse of all the National Parks. With over 1,100 native plant species, Indiana Dunes National Park ranks 7th in plant diversity out of more than 400 National Park areas. You can enjoy the trail in all seasons. When the leaves have fallen from the trees, look for spectacular views of Lake Michigan to the north.

Things to Know: 0.7 miles trail, 73 feet of elevation gain, 11% maximum grade, 30 minutes to 1 hour hike. Moderate hike with some steep slopes in loose sand. Pets permitted on 6' or shorter leash. Bicycles and motorized vehicles prohibited.

Amenities: Restrooms (Kemil comfort station), foot showers, parking.

Hours: Open daily from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm.

1. Starting at Interstate 94 and Indiana 49, go north about 3 miles to U.S. Highway 12.
2. The exit to U.S. Highway 12 is on the left.
3. Go right (east) 3 miles on U.S. Highway 12 to East State Park Road (also known as Kemil Road).
4. Turn left (north), go 1 mile. The Kemil Road Access Point will be on the right (east) side of the road.