Rib Mountain State Park Guide
The park is open year-round from 6 am to 11 pm. A vehicle admission sticker is required if you want to park at the very top of the hill. Here’s some more information on the fees for that. If you just want to connect to one of the trails and don’t want to pay for parking, you can park for free on Grouse Lane, Snowbird Ave, or Park Road.
At the top of Rib Mountain, there are multiple buildings and shelters available for rental as well as an amphitheater overlooking the city of Wausau!
For more information, check out the Rib Mountain State Park website.
miles of hiking trails
runs on Granite Peak
foot observation tower
Taken from the observation tower.
The paths up the hill are gravel with a few steep parts as you get near the top. It’s a really great workout!
To get a good view of the fall colors from above, head up to the top of the hill or to the observation tower. Consider going around sunset – when the light hits the trees, the colors look beautiful!
Rib Mountain trail map.
Not much of a skier? There are also many snowshoeing trails. For trail information, contact the park directly at 715-842-2522.
After an icy winter storm, keep an eye on the top of Rib Mountain. If it looks super frosty, grab your camera and head up there! You might just find yourself stepping into a Narnia-like landscape. The two photos below were taken in February 2018 when the top of the hill looked like this for only two days!