Old Settlers' Trail is a 2.5 mile loop trail located near Ontario, Wisconsin that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
541 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

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Directions from Ontario, WI: Travel Hwy. 33 south for two miles. Bear left to reach the park office where trailhead is located.

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1 month ago

Nice, occasionally steep lollipop loop exploring the north side of Wildcat Mountain. Oak forest dominates the ridgetop, but some pine plantings will be found on the lower slopes. Taylor Hollow Overlook on east side of loop was very overgrown. Combine this hike with a short, flat hike through ridgetop overlook area on the west side to get the best views. Good leaf-peeping in early October. Overall, best hike at Wildcat Mountain.

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2 months ago

aspects of trail are difficult. if leaving form the picnic area / play ground area, you immediately go down a set of stone stairs. because it is a loop, you have to climb up these stairs at the end. other than that, pretty easy trail. not completely flat but large portions are

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2 months ago

Great get away from Army for a bit

3 months ago

Not a difficult trail, good to take older kids on (it is a little long for little ones). Usually free of poison ivy, mostly ferns and wooded. Stop at the observation point on your way in or out!

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Monday, September 18, 2017

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.

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Friday, July 28, 2017

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.

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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.

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

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

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3 months ago

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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Monday, August 14, 2017