The Justin Trails Resort is nestled in a private Coulee of Wisconsin’s Driftless Area. It’s one of the most scenic parts of the state, filled with dramatically rising bluffs, winding rivers, and beautiful valleys that were left untouched by retreating glaciers. This uncharacteristically rugged part of Wisconsin is a great place to go biking, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and otherwise adventuring. Whether you want to bike the Elroy-Sparta Trail or hike in Wildcat Mountain State Park, our pet-friendly resort is the perfect place to base yourself for a few glorious days of adventure this fall. From camping on our beautiful property to staying in our elegant farmhouse suites, we offer the best lodging near Sparta, Wi. Book your room at the Justin Trails Resort today.
Things to Do at Wildcat Mountain State Park
Wildcat Mountain State Park is approximately 30 minutes from Justin Trails Resort. The park, perched on a bluff overlooking the meandering Kickapoo River, is extraordinarily beautiful. There are just over 25 miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails within the park, and plenty of scenic views. The most popular hiking trails within the park are the Old Settler’s Trail, the Hemlock Nature Trail, and the Ice Cave Trail. Visitors to Wildcat Mountain State Park can also canoe down portions of the Kickapoo River, which is the largest tributary of the Wisconsin River. Though the river is only 60 miles long as the crow flies, the river winds its way across 130 miles of countryside. It’s a slow-moving river, perfect for the average paddler. You can bring your own canoe or kayak, or you can rent one in Ontario.
While the spring, summer, and fall months are popular times to visit Wildcat Mountain State Park, it’s still a great place to go in winter. The park has a 7-mile-long cross country ski trail, which takes you to five scenic overlooks.
FOOD: Badger Crossing in Cashton, WI https://www.badgercrossing.com/
Exceptional farm to table food at Driftless Cafe in Viroqua https://driftlesscafe.com/
How to Get There from our Resort
To get to Wildcat Mountain State Park from Justin Trails Resort, you’ll need to first head south on Highway 27 towards Cashton. From there, travel east on Highway 33 towards Ontario. From there, the park is just 2 miles past Ontario. The road to the canoe landing and Hemlock Trail will be on your right and the road to the rest of the park will be just ahead on your left. A vehicle admission sticker is required for entrance.
At the end of the day, return to the Justin Trails Resort, where you can sit out under the dark night sky stargazing, or enjoy an evening gathered around a bonfire with friends. Life doesn’t get much simpler than what you’ll experience at our Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast. Book your getaway today.