Prairie Duneland Bike Trail

Getting There
Trailhead Parking Lots
East Trailhead: 198 South Jackson Boulevard, Chesterton, IN 46304.
West Trailhead: 4
North Hobart Road, Hobart, IN 46342.

GPS Coordinates
East Trailhead: 41.610336, -87.073872 (Decimal Degrees).
West Trailhead: 41.536741, -87.239896 (Decimal Degrees).

Need to Know
Hours & Information

  • Hours – Open daily from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm.
  • Free – No entrance or parking fee.
  • Ride Distance – 22.4 miles.
  • Ride Time – 2 hours.
  • Difficulty – Easy.
  • Trail Surface – Paved.
  • Facilites – No restrooms or potale water.
  • Pets – Permitted on a leash (6' or shorter).
  • Prohibited – Littering, hunting, and removing plants.
  • Prohibited – Motorized vehicles.
  • There is paved parking at both trailheads.


  • Always wear a helmet when riding a bike.
  • Please stay on the trail and respect closed area signs. Going off trail damages fragile habitat.
  • Ticks are present year-round. Take precautionary measures to prevent bites.
  • Be prepared for changing weather conditions.
  • In case of an emergency or to report a crime, call 1-800-PARK-TIP.


  • The trail is wheelchair accessible.

Trail Information
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Prairie Duneland Bike Trail
Ride Distance: 22.4 miles round trip, 30 feet of elevation gain, 0% average grade, 0% maximum grade.
Ride Time: 2 hours.

This rail trail links several cities and other rail trails together. The western trailhead is in downtown Hobart and connects to the Oak Savannah Bike Trail. The eastern trailhead is in Porter and connects to the Porter Brickyard Bike Trail. There are parking lots at each end and six additional parking lots along the trail.

Last updated: April 7, 2020

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

1100 North Mineral Springs Road
Porter, IN 46304


219 395-1882
Indiana Dunes Visitor Center phone number.

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