Explore the most popular trails in Rib Mountain State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This billion-year-old hill is one of the oldest geological formations on earth. I

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rocky
18 days ago

Beautiful and challenging among the fallen leaves

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rocky
20 days ago

I would hike this trail again. I wish I would’ve had sturdier hiking boots on - my hiking tennis shoes were too forgiving and it hurt on the rocks. My daughter and Mom were fine with their boots on. Beautiful views

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rocky
1 month ago

The trail is a challenge with steep uphill and downhill trail sections. There are quite a few foot bridges. If it isn't too dry you will be able to see and hear a number of small streams that run alongside and under the trail. A pretty and tiring hike!

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rocky
1 month ago

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3 months ago

The yellow section was broad and pretty smooth, though it did have some sections that were work just from the climb. The red section was a narrower, rockier, single track that went through a different sort of ecosystem. I also looped around the quarry and homestead trails, just for the miles; then, climbed the lookout tower at the top of the hill. All in all, an enjoyable afternoon.

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3 months ago

Easy family friendly hike spot. Make sure to stop at the lookout tower at the top.

A nice moderate rated hike...a bit slippery in a few spots. Near water so there quite a few mosquitoes. Beautiful scenery. Great lookout over the quarry.

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rocky
4 months ago

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rocky
5 months ago

Started using bug spray this week.

My sister and I just walked this trail today with our 2 month olds strapped to our chest and it was beautiful! Definitely will walk again!

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rocky
5 months ago

Challenging south slope, but doable for a person just getting into trail hiking. The quarry loop signs can be confusing, but it gets you there. North slope is beautiful and the cool down portion in my opinion.

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5 months ago

Hiked yellow trail in mid-May. Very scenic and serene, showcasing blooming May Apples, trillium, ferns. Saw white-tailed dear and hawks. Some parts steep, but can opt to take a more meandering route. This spring (2019), many dead leaves, covering rock and wet ground that can be slippery.

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muddy
6 months ago

The trail actually starts off on the red trail and then later breaks off onto the yellow trail. It’s a little muddy here and there right now, but overall pretty nice.

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10 months ago

Love this trail. great workout with an awesome view. Good all year round.

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Mon Oct 22 2018

I hiked the red trail portion during the snow and wind on Saturday morning. The cloud cover hurt the views, but it was still an enjoyable hike. There are a couple intersections where it is difficult to determine which direction to go at first glance, but otherwise the paths are easy to follow.

Great trail. Certainly has a righteous uphill section for hiking or trail run. Trail well marked. $8 daily parking fee for vehicles only.

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Tue Jun 12 2018

Had an excellent mid-morning hike here. Did this as an approximately 3.5 mile loop instead of an out-and-back by taking the Turkey Vulture trail (a bit steep, but the path is wide, shaded, and well-maintained) up to and around the quarry, then took Homestead trail (shaded, but not as wide) back down. The views are impressive, and the trails were pleasant (if a bit buggy). The couple of times I’ve been, there have been a few people using these trails, but not many. To get to the trailhead, take Highway 51 to exit 190 for North Mountain Road/County Road NN. Head west on NN for about 1.5 miles, then turn left onto Grouse Lane. This road dead ends at the trailhead. Parking is informal along the shoulder, and there’s no one to check whether or not you’ve got a state park pass.

Attempted to hike the Quarry Trail, but no markings until past the observation tower, after following the red trail for about a mile. Used the downloaded map to follow the red trail. Hike was still great - hilly and varied elevation. Would consider this more of a moderate trail. For those looking to get to the trail, at the parking lot near the concession stand, walk south to the observation deck facing south side. The blue trail runs just in front of this observation deck. Follow this to the red trail. You’ll then see markings for the quarry trail.

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Mon Feb 26 2018

We love using the Turkey Vulture Trail, Homestead Loop, and Yellow Trail. Beautiful in the winter and it’s a fun and scenic work out. Love Rib Mountain!

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Wed Jan 17 2018

Nice trail through the forest. Amazing colors in fall.

leg burner on the way back up!

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Sun Oct 09 2016

A good trail. Right at 5 miles, with about 1 mile of ups and downs. The rest is a very pleasant stroll in the woods. The parking area has restrooms. In state parking is $8 or $28 for the year, that includes all state parks. Out of state is slightly more. There are a number of shorter trails, good for hiking and snowshoeing.

loved the beauty of it

The red trail was killer for me. But I followed it up with the easy green trail to end my day.

Great views

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Wed Jun 03 2015

5 minutes out of town, you feel like you're in Cascade foothills.

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