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.
Hyrum H. on Wildcat Mountain State Park Campground
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.