Wildcat Hollow Trail

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Situated deep in the Wayne National Forest -- one epicenter of southeastern Ohio's rugged beauty -- the Wildcat Hollow Trail is a true test of backpacking mettle. [Trail map]

The trail runs 14.7 miles through deep forest, bottomland meadows and former oil-drilling territory. I did alone in a soaking April rain -- and it was still one of the best times I've ever had in the woods.

Here's a view from the path.