Rib Mountain State Park

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Information: 715-842-2522


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This billion-year-old hill is one of the oldest geologic formations on earth. Rib Mountain State Park is a premier day-use facility with picnicking, hiking trails and a reservable amphitheater. The top of the 60-foot observation tower offers spectacular views of the Wausau area and Wisconsin River. Granite Peak Ski Area is on the north face of the mountain and offers downhill skiing and snowboarding during winter. Pets are welcome in Wisconsin State Parks but must be on a leash and under control at all times. Certain areas may be off limits to pets. Visit our website for more details.

  • Features
    • Disabled Access
    • Pets Welcome/Inquire
  • Snowshoeing
    • Yes
  • Trail Length (miles)
    • 11.7

Nearby Places

Sunset & Fall Chairlift Rides 8/15/2019 - 9/14/2019 Wausau - 0.64 miles away
Wisconsin Valley Fair 7/30/2019 - 8/04/2019 Wausau - 3.24 miles away
Hmong Sports, Music and Arts Festival 7/27/2019 - 7/28/2019 Wausau - 3.95 miles away
Chalk it Up 8/10/2019 Merrill - 18.01 miles away
Lincoln County Fair 8/14/2019 - 8/18/2019 Merrill - 18.09 miles away
Normal Park Craft Festival 8/03/2019 Merrill - 18.28 miles away
Athens Fair 8/15/2019 - 8/18/2019 Athens - 20.39 miles away
Central Wisconsin Military Show 8/09/2019 - 8/11/2019 Aniwa - 22.2 miles away

Travel Green Wisconsin Certified


Certified: (Req. 30 Points)

To be certified through Travel Green Wisconsin, all participants must achieve at least 30 points on the Travel Green Wisconsin Checklist. The more points a business attains, the greener they are in their operations.

Green Innovations

  • Uses geothermal heating.
  • Included in route of a half marathon event
  • Composting program in place
  • Educates customers on and prevents the introduction and transportation of invasive species
  • New Walking path up 9% grade road promotes healthy lifestyle
  • “Carry in Carry out” program for visitor waste.