Indiana Dunes National Park Backpacking Trip


$269 for REI Members

$289 for non-members

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  • Fitness level 3 Moderate
  • Skill level 2 Intermediate
  • Group size 10 people

Beloved by locals and admired by adventurers nation wide, Indiana Dunes National Park offers seclusion, invigorating hiking, and an escape from city life. On this two-day backpacking trip through this newly minted National Park, we'll explore the lakeshore and surrounding forest while keeping an eye out for the critters that call this area home. We'll traverse 6 miles the first day to a peaceful campsite where we'll cook dinner and settle in for a tranquil night under the stars. In the morning, we'll continue on with 3 more miles out of the park. Before setting out, we'll get you set up with much of the gear you need, and all food is provided, but please show up with your own personal sleeping bag and sleeping pad. We hope you'll join us!

  • Learn how to pack a backpack for fit, balance and accessibility
  • Learn techniques of how to properly wear and hike with a backpack for ultimate comfort on the trail
  • Learn additional camp skills such as setting-up a camp site, camp cooking, water treatment, sanitation, and Leave No Trace principles
  • Discover local areas where overnight backpacking is available

What to bring with you

Map image of Glenwood Dunes - Indiana Dunes National Park

More directions and information

If you have any questions, please contact us: Monday-Thursday 9 am - 5 pm @ 312-929-3047; or Friday-Sunday on our after-hours phone @ 312-834-3734; or by email at - All of these are monitored mailbox