ANGOLA – There is a new trail challenge in Angola using the northernmost section of the Poka-Bache trail.
The Steuben County Trail Trek is a 7.4 mile trek, if you do it from start to finish. If you hike a round trip the total is 14.8 miles.
The hike begins at Commons Hall, 501 S. John St., and has eight checkpoints along the way, ending at the trailhead in Pokagon State Park.
The trail is mostly asphalt with some concrete and has some hills. Those who rise to the challenge must therefore be prepared for changes in the terrain.
Challenge participants are encouraged to stop at each checkpoint, take a photo, take a break if needed, and then continue. After the hike is complete, stop at the Angola Parks and Recreation office to pick up a bag of prizes.
The park office is located at 299 S. John Street, Angola. People can call 665-1588 to set a time to pick one up.
Checkpoints are Fireman’s Park, YMCA of Steuben County, Meijer Trailhead, Hoosier Hill Trailhead, Scoops Ice Cream, 6 Autumns Food and Spirits, and Pokagon State Park Trailhead.
It should be noted that the section of the trail along SR 727 to the trailhead in Pokagon State Park is a bike path along the edge of the causeway, not a separate trail facility like the rest. hiking.
Prize bags include goodies from each checkpoint as well as the Steuben County Tourism Board, Legends Running Shop and Steuben County Trails.
For more information or to get your questions answered, call the Angola Parks and Recreation office at 665-1588.