Marquette Trail

Getting There
Trailhead Parking Lots
East Trailhead: 540 North County Line Road, Gary, IN 46403.
West Trailhead: No parking available.

GPS Coordinates
East Trailhead: 41.614961, -87.220661 (Decimal Degrees).
West Trailhead: 41.606822, -87.261051 (Decimal Degrees).

Need to Know
Hours & Information

  • Trail Hours – Open daily from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm.
  • Parking Lot Hours – Open daily from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm.
  • Free – No entrance or parking fee.
  • Ride Distance – 4.6 miles.
  • Ride Time – 30 minutes.
  • Difficulty – Easy
  • Trail Surface – Gravel.
  • Facilites – No restrooms or potable water.
  • Pets – Permitted on a leash (6' or shorter).
  • Prohibited – Littering, hunting, and removing plants.
  • Prohibited – Motorized vehicles.
  • The parking lot at the east trailhead is paved. There is a separate entrance to the parking lot off of County Line Road just north of the main West Beach entrance. Do not take the main West Beach entrance road.
  • There is no parking lot or amenities at the west trailhead.


  • 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.


  • Trail is not wheelchair accessible.

Trail Information
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Marquette Bike Trail
Ride Distance: 4.6 miles round trip, 9 feet of elevation gain, 0% average grade, 1% maximum grade.
Ride Time: 30 minutes.
This rail trail uses the roadbed of a former Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad line. The trail is not accessible to wheelchairs. There are no restrooms or potable water sources available, so come prepared.

Last updated: July 22, 2020

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Mailing Address:

1100 North Mineral Springs Road
Porter , IN 46304


219 395-1882
Indiana Dunes Visitor Center phone number.

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