Wildcat Trail via Hogsback Trail

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Wildcat Trail via Hogsback Trail is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Eldora, Iowa that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
55 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wildlife

Hogsback and Wildcat trails can be accessed off the same road on their southern ends. The wildcat trail runs past the 4 cabins built by the CCC in the 1930s before continuing north up the Iowa River valley. The wildcat trail is cement in from of the historic 1930's cabins then switches to wide mowed grassy paths. The hogsback trail runs up higher along the ridge looking down on the cabins and wildcat trail. Hogsback trail is mostly dirt but well maintained. Along the way you come across an old abandoned stone cabin that many people have carved in over the years.

6 months ago

Good fun. We needed some fresh air and the kids had energy to burn. :) And, BONUS: No flu on the trails! ;) Perfect for a sunny, winter day.

hiking
11 months ago