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

  • Open daily from sunrise to 30 minutes past sunset.
  • Free (no access fee).
  • 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.
  • Bikes are allowed.
  • Motorized vehicles are not allowed.
  • Pets are permitted on a leash (6' or shorter).
  • Trail is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Trail surface is paved.
  • The paved parking lot at the east trailhead has 8 parking spaces.
  • There are no restrooms or potable water source at the east trailhead.
  • There is no parking lot or amenities at the west trailhead.
Safety
  • Stay on the trail to protect the wildlife and yourself.
  • Always wear a helmet when riding a bike.
 


Trail Information
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Marquette Trail
2.3 miles one-way, 9 feet of elevation gain, 0% average grade, 1% maximum grade.
Average biking time: 20 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: May 19, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1100 North Mineral Springs Road
Porter, IN 46304

Phone:

(219) 395-1882
Indiana Dunes Visitor Center phone number.

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