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Snowy hike at Pinhook Bog, Upland Trail.

Location: 945 N Wozniak Rd, La Porte, IN 46350

Trail Length: Approx. 2 Miles

Hours: Upland Trail is open daily from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm. Bog Trail requires advance approval.

Entrance Cost: Requires a National Park Pass: 1-7 day vehicle pass: $25 per carload/$20 per motorcycle; Walk-in, bike-in, boat-in 1-7 day pass: $15 individual/$25 family; Indiana Dunes National Park Annual Pass: $45/year; America the Beautiful Annual Pass (entrance to over 2,000 federal recreation sites): $80/year. Passes can be purchased at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 N. State Road 49, Chesterton, IN.

Parking: Yes

Dog-Friendly: Yes, on a leash.

Restrooms: No

When people hear Pinhook Bog, they tend to think this trail is only ranger led. They are correct about the actual bog trail, but the upland trail is open to the public year round and it’s the perfect place to get out and get moving.

The moraine was created by a glacier thousands of years ago.

The trail is approximately 2 miles in length. A short .3 mile path leads to a loop which can be walked either way. It features both new and old growth of Beech & Maple trees. The sign at the trailhead explains how this trail leads to a moraine that was created when a large piece of ice broke off of a melting glacier approximately 15,000 years ago.

A bridge takes you over the very edge of the bog.

Pinhook Bog Upland Trail has several small hills and can be a little icy and slippery in spots during the winter/snowy months, but there was always a tree to grab on to for support. There are a couple bridges to cross, one that overlooks a portion of Pinhook Bog.

Bridges may make it difficult to x-country ski, but it would be ideal for snowshoeing!

This is a nice little trail to walk on a snowy afternoon. There were fat tire bike trails and we think you could ski or snowshoe around it as well!

Pinhook Bog Trail and Upland Trail are located at 945 N. Wozniak Road in La Porte IN.


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