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Wildcat Hollow Trail is a 15.5-mile loop with lots of camping opportunities.


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15.6

Miles

25.1

KM

Point to Point

1,063' 324 m

High

734' 224 m

Low

1,664' 507 m

Up

1,651' 503 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Commonly Backpacked · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Wildcat Hollow Trail is a 15.5-mile hiking/backpacking trail located just north of Burr Oak State Park. It is in the Wayne National Forest. The trail is mostly singletrack, with no vehicles allowed. Dogs are allowed on leash.

This trail consist of a 15-mile loop, with an option of a 5 mile loop for an easier day hike. The trail follows ridgetops and stream bottoms, with several elevation gains and losses. The trail alternates between hardwood and pine forests with some scenic overlooks.

There are numerous campsites along the trail, but the only facility is a restroom at the parking area at the beginning. Most of the campsites are nicely cleared with fire rings and logs for sitting. There is no provided water along the trail. There are several streams that maybe become dry in periods of low rainfall. There are several road crossing where water may be cached.

Flora & Fauna

Numerous wildflowers, fungi, and typical forest animals including woodpeckers, owls, deer, and small mammals can be found here.

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Shared By:

Frank Hetterscheidt

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 23 votes

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in Glouster

#7497

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  3.7 from 23 votes
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Trail Rankings

#1

in Glouster

#129

in Ohio

#7,497

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Common terrain for the trail.
Sep 18, 2017 near Glouster, OH
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Sep 30, 2021
Paul Heyde
Jul 13, 2021
Ben Hamilton
Taking the short loop
Jul 2, 2021
Megan Davidson
A little overgrown in spots so we decided to only do the short loop. All of the campsites along the loop were well established.
Mar 23, 2021
Adam Peters
2nd thru hike, counterclockwise this time. Ok trail water sources ok, caching still recommended as best option due to watershed history. 15.6mi — 15h 00m
Nov 6, 2020
Sarah Burkett
overnight stay on short loop.
Aug 22, 2020
Michael Russell
Jun 4, 2020
Joel Kolata
May 24, 2020
Carl Ragland
Don't mind mud, and this was world class today. Want to try it during a freeze. — 2h 10m
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