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    Dune Succession Trail

    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Indiana
    Distance0.6mi
    Elevation Gain317ft
    Trailhead Elevation607ft
    Top690ft
    Elevation Min/Max585/690ft
    Elevation Start/End607/607ft

    Dune Succession Trail

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    Hammond, IN
    Adventurer | 471 pts
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    6/4/2006
    For the most part this was an easy hike with the exception of climbing a sand dune in pretty deep sand when re-entering the woods from the lake, as walking in sand is tiring enough let alone climbing a sand dune. The main downfall to this trail is there were many people using this trail for jogging which they tend to make too much noise. However, I did enjoy the trail once I was alone as I got a good view of some interesting things such as a great blue heron and two adult and one baby swans in a pond next to the bog, but the best part was viewing a big snapping turtle digging in the trail sand on the last leg of this trail. I would recommend this trail for those who are in the area but would do so during the week as there are probably less people jogging the trail.

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    Doleway, AL
    Trailblazer | 5056 pts
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    11/9/2001
    This trail is very diverse-wooded paths,high dunes and a spectacular beach! Very isolated and peaceful. Deer sightings are common. Great year round!
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    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
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    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
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    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
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    USGS Portage; Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore map; West Beach Trail map.
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