Notre Dame Trail


Location: Howard Park, South Bend, IN

In the tradition of Fr. Sorin’s inspirational journey and intrepid spirit – our Notre Dame spirit – we invite you to join us on a personal pilgrimage. Experience the history of the C.S.C. and live the mission of Notre Dame as you journey together with fellow pilgrims. 

1-Day Pilgrimage | Register

3 miles of walking, begins at Howard Park in downtown South Bend, Indiana

Scenes from the Final Day

Saturday, August 26


  • 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Complimentary parking and transportation from campus

  • 8:30 a.m. Pilgrim blessing at Howard Park


    • Join the 14-day, 5-day, and 3-day pilgrims
  • 8:45 a.m. Begin walk along the St. Joseph River


    • Hike through South Bend, Holy Cross College, and Saint Mary’s College

    • Visit the graves of Rev. Edward Frederick Sorin, C.S.C. and the Brothers in the Holy Cross Community Cemetery

    • Light a candle at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes

    • Tour the Log Chapel and Basilica of the Sacred Heart
  • 11:30 a.m. Celebrate Mass with University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. presiding

  • 175th Anniversary picnic following mass

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