Monroe County Trail Balzers

Three boys walk along a path while an overlay says Monroe County Trailblazers.

The Hoosier National Forest is proud to be a cooperating agency of the Monroe County Trailblazers. Cooperating agencies have assembled a list of 12 trails at various natural areas, ranging in length from approximately.5 - 3 miles. Hikers who complete 10 of the listed trails before November 30th, 2018 will receive a medallion which may be affixed to a hiking stick.

The Pate Hollow Trail is featured on the Hoosier National Forest, a popular loop near Monroe Lake and Paynetown SRA.

A Message from Monroe County Trailblazers

"Our mission is to increase the visibility and usage of natural outdoor areas in order to promote physical fitness and mental wellness, and to increase the awareness of all participating agencies. Monroe County has a vast array of parks, nature preserves and natural areas to provide ample opportunities for hiking."

"Hike 10 of our 12 selected trails between May 13 and November 30, 2018, to earn a brass medallion for your hiking stick. Receive your medallion at the Monroe County Parks & Recreation office, 501 N. Morton, Suite 100, Bloomington, IN 47404. Hiking sticks are available for purchase at this location for $5."

More Information

Visit to download your 2018 hiking form, or pick up your form at Monroe County Parks & Recreation, 501 N. Morton, Suite 100, Bloomington, IN 47404.