The trail appears to be better marked for a clockwise direction of travel. Do plan to go back! Estimated Hiking Time: 9 hours roundtrip Description: The trail starts at the West Rim trailhead near Lava Point and traverses across the high elevation rim with sweeping views into the Wildcat Canyon, Potato Hollow, and Phantom Valley. According to it, there was a slight chance of flurries before noon at Wildcat Hollow, and after that it would be clear. google_ad_slot = "2853822748"; I wish I had seen those comments since I definitely ran out of water despite bringing about 3.5L in with me. We started Friday and saw no one where as the parking lot at the trail head was full on Saturday. Columbus, OH: Wildcat Hollow Hiking Trail Roam wild hollows and hills to cozy campsites strewn with pine needles on this little-known 15.2-mile loop in Wayne National Forest. The 13 mile backpack loop has a cut across creating a 5 mile loop. Enjoy! After turning onto Dew Road, the distance to the trailhead is 1.6 miles. This trail offers two options; a 15-mile loop of scenic trail along ridge-tops and stream bottoms, and a short five-mile loop for day hikes. Between two of us we carried in 8L which seemed to be just enough for two days. The trail will lead through tall pine forests, open meadows, quiet streams, rock outcroppings, and down old roads overlooking miles of beautiful landscape. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Starting at the nature building, the trail can be taken on the accessible 0.4-mile (one-way) portion to the Taylor Hollow Overlook, Wildcat's best view of the Village of Ontario below. Wildcat Rock Trail Map.