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Calumet Bike Trail
Ride Distance: 19 miles round trip, 23 feet of elevation gain, 0% average grade, 1% maximum grade.
Ride Time: 1.5 to 2 hours.
The trail follows the South Shore Railroad tracks and NIPSCO power lines. There is no shade. The trail can be impassible (i.e. wet shoes) due to standing water along much of the trail that can be 4-6" deep in spots. The trail is not suitable for road bikes.
The Calumet Bike Trail connects to many trail systems. The west trailhead parking lot connects to the Porter Brickyard Bike Trail and the Cowles Bog Trail (hiking only). There is access to the Dunes Kankakee Bike Trail and Indiana Dunes State Park hiking trail system at the South Shore Dunes Park train station. At East State Park Road (Kemil Road or 300E), there is access across U.S. Highway 12 to the Glenwood Dunes Trails (hiking only) and the Calumet Dunes Trail (hiking only). At Broadway Avenue (Beverly Shores), there is access to the Great Marsh Trail (hiking only) and the Dunewood Campground. At the east trailhead, the parking lot on U.S. Highway 12 is close to the Mount Baldy Beach Trail (hiking only).
Last updated: April 7, 2020