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.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great moderate loop hike. The trail is wooded and is free, for the most part, of invasive plants. There are a lot of ferns, and other native plants present.

hiking
4 months ago

An okay hike, with a few areas of exposed rock that was cool. The best part is (when entering or leaving) Observation Point, beautiful overlook. Nice little park and picnic area for the little ones.

hiking
6 months ago

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9 months ago

Fun easy trails, barely run into anyone.

Old settlers trail is dog friendly while the hemlock trail is not. Just a heads up!

hiking
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

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.

Friday, July 08, 2016

A nice trail with a few rock outcroppings.

Friday, June 19, 2015

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

hiking
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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.

hiking
Sunday, March 10, 2013

"One who goes there, then here"

hiking
Thursday, July 19, 2012

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

hiking
Thursday, July 19, 2012

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

on Prairie Trail Loop

hiking
Monday, April 23, 2012

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.

camping
Monday, October 24, 2011

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.

snowshoeing
Thursday, October 13, 2011

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