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Biking & Hiking Trails

Please note: While many outdoor areas are open they will close if they become overcrowded and the state's social distancing guidelines are not adhered to. Please do your part to keep these amazing opportunities for outdoor recreation open for everyone. 

Northwest Indiana and parts of Eastern Illinois contain more than 125 miles of biking and walking trails. Many of the trail systems run along abandoned railroad tracks and highlight the rich ecological diversity that make up the South Shore region.

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission unveiled a comprehensive trail map which includes current and future bike trails, parking locations and major roads. The maps also cover all the South Shore hiking and water trails.

Use the links below to view or download the maps. Or request a map by calling 219-989-7979 or stop by the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond. The Welcome Center is conveniently located next to the Erie Lackawanna Trail and Little Calumet Levee Trail.

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