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The Wildcat Route is named for Wildcat Mountain State Park, the centerpiece of this route, and a popular motorcycle destination. In addition to the amazing road through the park, there are also great hiking trails that give you some beautiful views of the surrounding area.  This route explores much of the upper Kickapoo River Valley and surrounding areas, and the roads are incredible. The entire route is full of hills and valleys that drain into the Kickapoo River watershed The roads shadow the original farm roads which follow the contours of the hills and valleys and make for excellent riding.  Like many of the Driftless Routes, the Wildcat Route has long stretches between towns with services. Keep an eye on your fuel and top up when you can.  Another thing to be aware of is the large number of Amish farms in this area. Keep your eyes open when you are riding this route as you may come across a horse and buggy travelling at a much slower speed. You should also be aware that there might be horse droppings in the road which can be slippery at times.  Like the Mindoro Cut, Wildcat Mountain is a popular motorcycle destination and if you have not ridden it yet, you should add the Wildcat Route to your bucket list.

Approximate Mileage:  230 Miles

Estimated Riding Time:  6.25 Hours

Road Surface:  Paved



  • Ontario:  Wildcat Mountain State Park, Diamond Way Buddhist Heartland Retreat Center

  • La Farge:  Driftless Folk School Campus, Kickapoo Valley Reserve

  • Hillsboro:  Cheyenne Settlers Heritage Park, Firemen’s Memorial Park, Hillsboro Historical Society.

  • Tomah:  Tomah Area Historical Society, D M & E Railroad Museum

  • Cashton:  Pinnacle Rock State Fishery Area


A Paper Map is available for this route.

Motorcycle Rides, Hillsboro, Wonewoc, LaFarge, Ontario, Kendall, Elroy, Wilton, Norwalk, Sparta, Tomah, Oakdale

Wildcat Route

  • If you are riding with a group, we ask that every person using our route for navigation purchase their own copy.


    In order to encourage this, we are happy to offer a discount for group purchases. Please contact us after purchasing 1 item at full price, and we will set up a coupon code that will give everyone in your group 50% off of the same item.

  • Our digital routes are designed to operate in most GPS devices.  In addition to GPSs, our routes should work with several smartphone apps.  They will NOT work on Google Maps or Apple Maps.


    If you plan on using a smartphone app, we recommend the REVER app.  REVER will work with both Android and iOS and in addition to navigation it has many other great features.


    For best results in REVER, download the route to your computer first, then import into your smartphone.  Turn by turn may not work, so we recommend that you utilize the "Follow the Line" option. 


    You can get 20% off your first year’s subscription to REVER by following THIS LINK.

    AND using this coupon code at checkout:  Driftlessforless.


    By using this link and coupon code a portion of your subscription fee will go to support Driftless Roads USA.

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