Rib Mountain Quarry Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Wausau, Wisconsin that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.6 miElevation gain439 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashkid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingRunningForestViewsWildflowersWildlife
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Four Monkeys Escapades
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HikingGreat!

Great trail for hiking or just walk with family or friends. At the end of the trail, the quarry awaits. Its a pretty neat looking quarry. Then off to the top of the quarry to see the horizon. Beautiful!

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choua vang
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Jenni Hallet
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loved it! hiking to the top of the trail was a slight incline but nothing too difficult. lots of people were walking with their dogs or pushing strollers.

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Joseph Johanesse
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Good trail do the full loop and side trip as great views and into quarry is cool as well. Gave 4 stars as the full loop is much better route to take.

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Jena Lynch
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HikingGreat!

Awesome in the fall!

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Alyssa Doelger
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HikingGreat!

This was a fun hike! The first part of the hike is up hill for a while, but the path is in good condition (there aren’t a bunch of rocks or roots to trip over). Overall, it’s a mostly easy hike. I don’t believe I hiked the entire trail, I turned around after the part where you walk out onto the big rock/cliff area that goes out towards the middle of the quarry. I had my puppy with which is why I turned around, otherwise I would have continued the hike! Views of the quarry were great and I definitely will return to hike it again.

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jessica pinkerton
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Kai Harding
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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.

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Erica Schueller
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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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Sara Ann
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Jon Meer
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Danielle Koller
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Danielle Koller
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Trevor Konkle
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Trevor Konkle
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Carlie Kleinhans
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Kelly Nelson
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Carlie Kleinhans
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Chrysta Mulry
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Jade Coon
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Kenzie Bradley
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Jenny Piotrowski
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Bethany Schneider
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Natalie Wyatt
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Xavier Teske
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Jake N
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David Line
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