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Rib Mountain Quarry Trail

Wausau, Wisconsin



2.64 miles

Elevation Gain

404 ft

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The Rib Mountain Quarry Trail in Wausau, Wisconsin is a well-maintained hiking trail that offers a variety of natural features and scenic views. The trail is approximately 2.64 miles long and is rated as moderate in difficulty, making it suitable for hikers of varying skill levels. The trail winds through a diverse landscape, featuring a mix of hardwood forests and open meadows. Hikers will pass by a historic quarry site, which is now a large, open pit filled with water. This quarry pit is a notable landmark along the trail and offers a unique view not commonly found on other trails. The trail also offers views of the Wisconsin River and the city of Wausau. Hikers should note that there are several steep sections along the trail, as well as a few rocky areas that may require careful navigation. Despite these challenges, the trail is well-marked and easy to follow. For those planning a hike on the Rib Mountain Quarry Trail, it is recommended to wear sturdy footwear and bring water. The trail is open year-round, but can be particularly beautiful in the fall when the leaves are changing colors.
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