On a steep ridge overlooking the scenic Kickapoo River Valley, Wildcat Mountain State Park offers hiking trails with spectacular views and camping for families, groups, and horseback riders. Canoe the Kickapoo River in your own canoe or rent one in Ontario.

hiking
4 months ago

Family of 5. Also With two mother in laws. Kids ages 2, 7, and 12. Trail is fun, yet tough. I would say trail is good for first timers and with no kids. I would go again but with only the wife.

A nice trail with a few rock outcroppings.

Peaceful, but limited views as so grown up. But very peaceful.

lots of elevation and some great vistas of Kickapoo valley and river. Pishga peak was a short but hard hike but well worth the view from the top.

"One who goes there, then here"

hiking
4 years ago

STARTS OUT CLIMBIMG UP ALONG THE KICKAPOO RIVER THEN UP A BLUFF TO AN OVERLOOK OF THE AREA. NICE VIEWS OF EXPOSED ROCK FORMATIONS THE RIVER HAS CUT THROUGH

tRAIL GOES MOSTLY THROUGH A FOREST. A FEW AREAS OF EXPOSED ROCK

hiking
4 years ago

Gorgeous day, nice hike. Old Settlers Trail path is somewhat narrow & lacked heavy traffic... Which was perfect for us!
Nice trail length but hills a little too steep for the wife.
Trail was a little short but perfect hills for me.
Perfect for our 10 yr old daughter.

Beautiful - reasonably close to Chicago, for long weekend away from the urban life. I camped myself one weekend to experience the rolling hills and the rural, semi remote area. On another I canoed the Kickapoo with friends - we stayed a bed and breakfast cabin located in a semi remote area of a farm.

Ice cave is a winter must. While it is a short trail it has some nice views.