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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

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Outdoor Recreation > Trails > Snowmobiling in Indiana Snowmobiling in Indiana


Indiana has more than 200 miles of snowmobile trail open to the public. These trails are provided through a partnership between local snowmobile clubs, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, and the Indiana Snowmobilers Association. The trails are located in northern Indiana and are free to the public. They are open to snowmobiles only when conditions allow from December-March and posted as “open.” Always check trail conditions before hitting the trail. Additionally, snowmobiling is legal on private property with permission of the landowner and on country roads in certain counties. In all cases, snowmobiles must be registered and should follow all applicable state snowmobile regulations.

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Where to Go

State Snowmobile Trails map

State of Indiana map showing the locations of snowmobile trails

Most trails have been leased from private landowners for public use. CONTINUED USE OF THE TRAIL DEPENDS UPON YOUR COOPERATION IN FOLLOWING THESE REGULATIONS:

  • Snowmobile trails are open from Dec. 1 to March 31 only when the trail is posted as "OPEN." Please check trail conditions before hitting the trail.
  • All snowmobiles must be registered. Decals should be displayed on sled and riders should carry their certificate of registration.
  • The use of trails by wheeled vehicles is strictly prohibited.
  • STAY ON THE TRAIL; leaving the marked trail is trespassing, and you can be prosecuted.
  • All Indiana Snowmobile Laws must be obeyed.

Buffalo Run Snowmobile Trail
68 Miles near South Bend and New Carlisle
Managed by the Michiana Trail Riders Coalition, Inc.
Buffalo Run Snowmobile Trail Map

Heritage Trail
34 Miles in Hoagland
Managed by the Hoagland Blizzard Blazers Snowmobile Club
Heritage Trail Map

Miami Trail
61 Miles around Bristol, Goshen, Middlebury, and Millersburg
Managed by the Elkhart County Snowmobile Club
Miami Trail Map

Salamonie Trail
40 Mile Loop in Salamonie Lake near Andrews
Managed by Salamonie Lake staff with help from the Salamonie Trailmasters
Salamonie Trail Map

Other Places to Snowmobile

Potawatomi Snowmobile Trail
32 Mile Public Trail near Angola
Managed by the Potawatomi Snowmobile Club

Indiana Counties Allowing Snowmobile Use on County Roads