Nine Mile Forest

Heavily wooded trail offers unique blend of forest types and scenic views. Beginner to expert. Track & skate skiing available. One lighted 4 mile x-country ski trail available. Except for special events, the modern chalet building at the trailhead isn't open during the biking season. The trails at Nine Mile Forest have been favorites of cross-country skiers for decades. Mountain bikers love this easy-to-get-to trail system too; great riding smack in the middle of the state, and just a few miles off I-39. Over the years, local enthusiasts have laid out nearly a dozen miles of single-track trail adding even more fun. Eleven loops of single-track offer riding from mild to wild.


From I-39/US 5, Exit 188 to CTH N. Travel 3.5 mi. west on N to Red Bud Rd; then 1.25 miles south.

Snack Bar

  • Yes


  • Yes

Trail Length (miles)

  • 18


  • Yes

Natural Attractions Type

  • Parks, Forests, Trails


  • Yes

Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Trail Type

  • Tracked
  • Flat
  • Hilly
  • Open
  • Wooded