More About 25+ Walk, Bike, Skate or Run - Trails in Northwest Indiana

Northwest Indiana is the home to numerous walking and biking trails. Check out the details on each trail for uses and location.

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LAKE COUNTY TRAILS

Erie Lackawanna Trail
Cities: Hammond, Highland, Griffith, Merrillville, Schererville, Lake County
INFO
Type of Trail: Rail-trail
Total Length of all segments: 16 miles
Surface: asphalt
Uses allowed: walking, biking, wheelchairs, biking, rollerblading.
Wheelchairs allowed: yes
Attractive Features: Tranquil fields, wetlands, neighborhoods.
North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : Hammond Bus Station - Sibley St and Hohman Ave, Hammond - IN
South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: West 93rd Avenue - Crown Point
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Marquette Trail
City: Gary
INFO
Type of Trail: Dunes
Mileage: 2.10
Surface: crushed limestone
Uses allowed: walking, Cross Country Skiing,mountain biking, skating,wheelchairs.
Wheelchairs allowed: yes
Attractive Features: Wetlands, dunes.
West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Grand Blvd at Ash Ave.
East endpoint (#1) – Specific: County Line Road going to beach
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Veteran's Memorial Bikeway
Cities: Crown point & Hebron
INFO
Type of Trail: Rail Trail
Mileage: 9; 7 equestrian
Uses allowed: Horses on the parallel Equestrian Trail, rollerblading, walking, running, biking, hiking
Which uses NOT allowed: Motorized vehicles
Attractive Features: 6 miles of the Trail parallels with an Equestrian Trail, first trail in the US named after war veterans, eventually will connect to the American Discovery Trail running from Delaware to California, farmland and a quite beautiful, serene surrounding
North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : State Road 231, Crown Point
South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: N. Main Street, Hebron
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Wolf Lake - George Lake Trails
City: Whiting
INFO
Type of Trail: greenway
Mileage: 3.14 miles
Total Length of all segments: 6.5 miles
Surface: asphalt
Uses Allowed: hiking, jogging, rollerblading, walking, biking
Wheelchairs allowed: yes
North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : Northern Entrance to the Forsythe Park
South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: 119th Street
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Whihala Beach Bike Trail - Whiting Park
City: Whiting
INFO
Type of Trail: dune
Uses Allowed: Walking, jogging, biking
Mileage: 3886 ft.
North Endpoint – General: Lake Avenue - Whiting
South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Park Road - Whiting
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Little Calumet River Levee Trail
City: Gary
INFO
Type of trail: River bank trail
Uses allowed: hiking, jogging, biking, rollerblading, skating, XC skiing, walking, wheelchairs
Mileage: 6
West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Calumet Avenue Munster IN
East endpoint (#1) – Specific: Martin Luther King Dr. - Gary In
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Pennsy North West Greenway
City: Schererville
INFO
Type of Trail: Rail Trail
Mileage: 2.1
Surface: asphalt
Uses allowed: biking, walking, jogging, rollerblading
Wheelchairs allowed: Yes
North Endpoint – General: E. Wilhelm Street - Redar Park Schererville
South Endpoint – General: Rohrman Park and Mockingbird Dr. - Schererville
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Munster Trail System
City: Munster
INFO
Type of Trail: Greenway
Surface: Asphalt
Uses allowed: Jogging, Walking, Biking
Wheelchairs allowed: yes
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Green Link Trail
City: Gary
INFO
Type of Trail: Greenway
Mileage: 3/4 of a mile
Part NOT open: yes
Surface: asphalt
Uses allowed: Walking, biking, jogging, rollerblading, skating
Wheelchairs allowed: Yes
West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Bridge Street
East endpoint – General: W. 2nd Ave and Roosevelt St.
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Monon Trail
Cities: Hammond/Munster
INFO
Type of Trail: Rail Trail
Mileage: 3.64
Uses Allowed: Walking, rollerblading, skating, biking
Surface: Asphalt
Wheelchairs allowed: yes
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Pennsy Greenway
City: Munster
INFO
Type of Trail: Rail Trail
Total Length of all segments: 4.10 miles
Surface: asphalt
Uses allowed: biking, walking, hiking, skating, rollerblading
Wheelchairs allowed: yes
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Cressmoor Prairie Nature Preserve Trail
City: Hobart
INFO
Type of Trail: Nature Preserve
Mileage: 0.8
Surface: Natural
Uses allowed: walking
Agency, Group Owned: Meadowbrook
Telephone: (219) 242 8558
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C&O Trail ( Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad )
City: Merrillville
INFO
Type of Trail: Rail Trail
Mileage: 1.48
Part NOT open: yes
Surface: asphalt
Uses allowed: Biking, Walking, Jogging
Wheelchairs allowed: yes
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LAPORTE COUNTY


Lincoln Memorial Trails
City: Westville
INFO
Type of Trail: Various
Total Length of all segments: 3 miles
Uses allowed: Hiking, Biking
Wheelchairs allowed: yes
E-mail: rbalsa@lincolntrail.info
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LaPorte County Bicycle Routes
City: Countywide
INFO
Type of Trail: 20 bike loops that connect our parks, communities, and other attractions
Total Length of all segments: 420 miles
Surface: asphalt
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PORTER COUNTY


Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
City: Valparaiso
Taltree has nearly just over six miles of trails. All provide plenty of room to comfortably walk or run by yourself, with a canine companion or your family and friends. The trail terrain is mostly grass and mulch.
Bluebird Trail 1.63 miles
Cardinal Trail .62 miles
Goldfinch Trail .63 miles
Heron Trail .28 miles
Owl Trail .51 miles
Woodcock Trail .96 miles
Pheasant Trail 1.11 miles
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Calumet Trail
City: Michigan City/Dune Acres
INFO
Type of Trail: Rail Trail
Mileage: 9.2
Part NOT open: no
Total Length of all segments: 9.2 miles
Surface: crushed limestone
Length of unpaved: 9.2 miles
Uses allowed: biking, walking, running
Which uses NOT allowed: horses,snowmobiles
Attractive Features: Wetland flowers, wildlife, fall foliage; close to parks.
Impediments: First three miles can be under water after rain; some damage to covered bridges.
West Endpoint – General: Near Porter
West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Mineral Springs Road
East endpoint – General: Michigan City
East endpoint (#1) – Specific: U. S. 12 at the power plant road
Telephone: (219) 395-1882
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Iron Horse Heritage Trail
City: Portage
INFO
Type of Trail: Rail-trail
Mileage: 2.9
Part NOT open: no
Total Length of all segments: 5.1 miles
Surface: dirt,some asphalt
Uses allowed: walking, mountain biking.
Wheelchairs allowed: no
Which uses NOT allowed: wheelchair, rollerblading, biking
Attractive Features: Park, Mountain biking adjacent.
Impediments: rustic, muddy.
West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Portage Avenue
East endpoint (#1) – Specific: N. State Rd 149
Telephone: 219-762-1675
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Prairie Duneland Trail
City: Chesterton
INFO
Type of Trail: Rail-trail
Mileage: 10.40
Surface: asphalt
Uses allowed: all uses
Wheelchairs allowed: yes
Attractive Features: Connects to various trails, natural areas with abundant flora and fauna.
North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : SR51-Hobart
West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: S. 15th Street
East endpoint (#1) – Specific: Hobart Road
Telephone: (219) 395-1882
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Outback Trail
City: Portage
INFO
Type of Trail: BMX
Part NOT open: no
Total Length of all segments: 4 miles
Surface: dirt
Length of unpaved: 4 miles
Uses allowed: all levels of skill mountain biking.
Wheelchairs allowed: no
Which uses NOT allowed: restricted to mountain biking only.
Attractive Features: Circular dirt.
Impediments: dirt, steep slopes.
North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : circular,off Imagination Park,Portage
West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: circular
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Ly-co-ki-we Trail System
City: Chesterton
INFO
Type of Trail: Forest
Mileage: 6.4
Total Length of all segments: 9.4
Surface: Sandy
Uses allowed: Hiking, walking, horseback riding, cross country skiing
Wheelchairs allowed: No
Attractive Features: Historic site-forest-marsh-wetlands
Impediments: Trails are not wheelchair accessible
North Endpoint – General: Calumet Interpretive Center
South Endpoint – General: US Hwy 20 & Brummitt Rd.
West Endpoint – General: Hwy 12 & 50 East
East endpoint – General: Dunewood Campground
Telephone: 219-926-7561
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Little Calumet River Trail
City: Porter
INFO
Type of Trail: River
Mileage: 1.2
Surface: Natural (dirt-bark-some sand)
Uses allowed: Hiking, walking
Wheelchairs allowed: No
Attractive Features: Historic site-forest-marsh-wetlands
Impediments: some areas not wheelchair accessible
North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : Howe Rd & oak Hill Rd.
South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Hwy. 20 & Howe Rd.
Telephone: 219-926-7561
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Bailly Homestead & Chellberg Farm Trails
City: Porter
INFO
Type of Trail: Forest
Mileage: 2.1
Surface: Natural (dirt-bark-some sand)
Uses allowed: Hiking, walking
Attractive Features: Historic site-forest-marsh-wetlands
Impediments: some areas not wheelchair accessible
North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : at Bailly Cemetery near Hwy 12
South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Bailly Homestead
West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Howe Rd
East endpoint (#1) – Specific: Chellberg Farm
Telephone: 219-926-7561
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Valparaiso walking & biking trail system
City: Valparaiso
INFO
Type of Trail: Greenways
Surface: Asphalt
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Brickyard Trail / Dunes Kankakee Bike Trail
City: Chesterton / Porter
INFO
Type of Trail: Greenway
Total Length of all segments: 4.1 miles
Surface: asphalt
Uses allowed: biking, hiking, walking
Attractive Features: Indiana Dunes State Park, Little Calumet River, Connects Prairie Duneland with Calumet trail
North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : Indiana Dunes State Park
South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Prairie Duneland Trailhead – Chesterton
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Cowles Bog Trails
City: Porter
INFO
Type of Trail: Park
Uses Allowed: Foot traffic only
Surface: Natural
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