Wildcat Den Trail

MODERATE 44 reviews
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Wildcat Den Trail is a 4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Muscatine, Iowa that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
603 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

One of the major features of Wildcat Den State Park is its trail system. Trails wind through a variety of terrain and lead to such fascinating sites as "Steamboat Rock," "Devil's Punch Bowl," and " Fat Man's Squeeze." The beautiful bluffs and rock outcroppings provide spectacular views to hikers. Wildcat Den State Park is one of the most unique in Iowa, combining natural beauty and solitude, preservation of historical structures, trails, camping and picnic areas for recreational use.

hiking
1 month ago

backpacking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Very few people. Amazing scenery. Can't wait to go back

hiking
5 months ago

Not too overcrowded. Nice scenery.

hiking
6 months ago

mountain biking
7 months ago

Is the trail open to mountain biking?? Thanks.

walking
9 months ago

Since this park is close by, it is a great place to get out and enjoy the trails at anytime. There are trails that are fairly easy and some that are more challenging. A great place to get a quick workout in on a weekend.

hiking
9 months ago

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hiking
11 months ago

Great!

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Monday, April 25, 2016

We loved this trail! Hard enough for a decent work out without killing yourself. Very pretty. We enjoyed the varied scenery and beautiful trails.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

walking
Saturday, March 26, 2016

This park was awesome! They have trails that are in the woods, but we (including the dog) decided to play in the river, and climb up the rock faces! If you bring good shoes or good hiking shoes, you can go about anywhere! And of course, it's completely dog safe!

hiking
Saturday, March 19, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, March 01, 2016

2/29/2016 Leap year! It ended up being a wonderful way to celebrate an extra day this year. I saw about 15 deer in three different locations. Wintertime sloppy muddy but very relaxing and enjoyable. If I'm in the area again I will definitely come back. Most of the trail is wide enough for sports utility vehicle to drive through. Some of it does get very hilly and is more of a off path trail. The rating says easy but I would say it was moderate in spots. I would love to come back in the summertime.

hiking
Sunday, February 21, 2016

Saturday, December 12, 2015