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The trail affords a day long hike and a half-day hike. Both lead you through forest and field with pleasant viewscapes.

Wildcat Hollow Trail is one of the Athens District's more popular hiking trails. Fifteen miles of scenic trail wind along ridgetops and stream bottoms allowing the hiker to venture through white pine plantations, open meadows, deep deciduous forests, along quiet streams, rock outcroppings, and down old trails, overlooking miles of beautiful landscape.

To reach the trail, follow the signs from Route 13 south of Corning. A parking area at the southern end of the trail network accesses the first loop of the trail. The trail offers a 5 and 15-mile option for hikers. White diamonds mark the trail.

Wildflowers are at their peak in the spring. For those who tread softly, it is easy to catch a glimpse of the variety of animals that call the forest home. Bird watchers should bring their binoculars.

In addition to the natural wonders encountered along the trail, hikers also will pass the ruins of a one-room schoolhouse, an oil well site, an abandoned farmhouse, and a variety of Forest activities.

Nearby campgrounds include the WNF Burr Oak Cove Campground and Burr Oak State Park Campground.

Directions: From Corning, OH, Travel Route 13 south following signs to trailhead parking.

Elevation: 1,000 feet

Elevation Gain: 100 feet

Distance: 15 miles

Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

 
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Wayne National Forest, Ohio


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