Nine Mile Forest - TRAIL

Nine Mile Forest - Trail, Wausau, Wisconsin

singletrack / Ski trails

User Reviews (16)

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Ibislove   Weekend Warrior [Aug 12, 2014]

This place has it all, steep climbs, gnarly downhill, rollers, and technical roots and rock gardens. I grew up on these trails, and didn't realize how good I had it till I left. Ask a local to help you navigate or just go explore. There is a great bike shop near by, Rib mountain cycles, they can give you some help with finding a local to ride with. You'll want to hit Ho Chi Minh, flower trail, and if you can find it.. the rock prudential, it's not an official trail but this awesome old man built this technical monster and it's pretty amazing! If you're into downhill ask a local to take you to the 3m trail too. It's not legal, but it's crazy fast and fun... And dangerous!

Customer Service

Get lost! there are trails on both sides of the gravel road, turning right out of the parking lot, go 1/4 mile and you'll see a gate on either side of the road. Turn left for tec and switch back fun ( good for beginners and warm up). Then cross the road and that's where you'll find the trails I mentioned.

Similar Products Used: Bomb down the face of rib Mt. Ski hills, 3M, Levis mounds, john muir
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5
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3
cdkrenz   Cross Country Rider [Oct 21, 2008]

This system has a wide variety of trails. Everything from easy-going, flowy, fast singletrack to technical climbs and rocky downhills. The best way to find your way around 9-mile is to go out and get lost. Once you're lost, try to find your way back. If you are able to get out with someone who's knowledgeable on the layout of the trail system make sure you pay attention to where he/she is taking you. 'Cause if you're just following along for the ride chances are you won't be able to find your way again. If you check out the map you'll see there's very little (if any) rhyme or reason to the layout of the trails. This can make it tough for newcomers to really find their way. However, have no fear because I've heard of several occasions when a newbie has been safely guided back to Redbud by one of the friendly black bears that inhabit 9-mile.

Customer Service

This route is about a 12 mile loop around the forest. Start out from the main parking lot on Redbud Road and head out to trail 4 (The Pines). From there connect out to 7 and head toward 8. Take trail 8 all the way out to the horse trail. Follow the horse trail to the west until you can connect to logging trail T. Stay right on trail T all the way to 16 (Flower Trail). Be prepared to get lost trying to find Flower. Take Flower down and then cut out to your left near the downed tree once you get close to the bottom of the trail. Then take 15 up to 13 (Hot Sauce). When you get to the end of 13 stay right and then left, you'll see what I mean. Follow R to 11 (Ho Chi Min) and take that all the way tot the bottom. You'll hit an intersection toward the end of Hi Chi, stay right. Once you're on G stay on G until you get to 10. Take 10 to 9 to 7 to 5 and then find Redbud Road. Cross Redbud and find 3 off of C. Take a right onto 3 and follow it 3,2,1 and then head to the north side of C to head back on 1,2,3. This section along C is known as Leos Loop. From Redbud head back toward The Pines to finish up before making it back to the parking lot.

Similar Products Used: Standing Rocks near Stevens Point and Amherst is about a half hour south. Levis-Trow Mounds is near Niellesville and is about 2 hours southwest of Wausau.
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5
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2
epoxy boy   Cross Country Rider [Jan 23, 2008]

Fun singletrack. There is quite a variety there, from fast single track to rock gardens and rocky, technical trails. I single speed on a 29er and love it there. There are no big climbs, but you can hit the doubeltrack for some hills. There are a few rock gardens with one crazy one on the East side of the trails. In the back are newer trails with soem fun rocky sections - a little tough for novices (aka my wife) but fun for experiences. althoug it is 1 1/2 hours away, it is my new favorite weekend trail.

Customer Service

hit the different numbered trails - some are loops and other end on double track - all is good, but hit the back trails (I think they are numbers 10 and above). A GPS with the supplied map comes in hand, as many trails intersect and you can get a bit turned around until you ride them a bit.

Similar Products Used: Standing rock
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5
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3
techrider   Weekend Warrior [Sep 24, 2006]

The single track is nice, hardly technical though. The famed flower trail had some rocks, just enough to keep it interresting. There are very few hills on these trails. The little alps are the only hills to note and they are not very large.

This is a nice trail system that is well maintained and in good shape but I would not drive 4 hours to ride it again.

Customer Service

Singletrack

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3
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3
jnoreview   Cross Country Rider [Jul 01, 2004]

Because there are so many trails here, there is something for most anyone to enjoy, provided they know where they're going. The trails are basically what seems to be a network access/fire roads with MTB singletrack going between or looping back. Be prepared to spend some time on these gravelly roads in order to get to the singletrack - the MBT trails are short and not continuous. If you can hook up with some locals, I would reccomend that, as navigation of the many trails is difficult for newcomers. I have not ridden all the trails, but the Little Alps is the most challenging trail I have found.

Customer Service

Little Alps.

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3
VALUE
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4
Anothrcld1   Weekend Warrior [Sep 30, 2003]

I took a trip up to wausau to hit this trail, Im from the fox Valley area and go to college in Milwaukee. This trail is great it has something for everyone but if you are looking for single track you can have fun for the whole weekend here. there are a veriety of challenges such as rock, roots sharp turns and steep climbs. The only problem I saw was the visibility of the trail....lots of leaves and straw covering the trails at some stops but that just add to the challenges. Get lots of speed hit some sweet jumps to give you some air and go throught the woods way in the back for the most technical ride there

Customer Service

the whole thing. there are trails on both sides of the road by the parking lot make sure you dont leave anything out. looking for some downhill shooting hit the logging trails on the way to the marsh

Similar Products Used: None in the area but if you are a traveler hit Kettle Moraine State Park or Calumet County Park both are good trails
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4
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4
trapper   Cross Country Rider [Jul 24, 2003]

Nine Mile is a great trail system with something for everyone. Myself, I like technical tight singletrack with lots of roller coaster action. This is the best trail in the middle of the state with Levis Mound being a close 2nd. I've been riding there for 4 years now and finally can say I've ridden them all. Occassionaly something new pops up and down the trail we go! Lots of fun. Challenging and great climbs if your up for it. Deer Flies keep you from getting lazy, boy they like to bite you in the ass. Donations really do go to the trail.

Customer Service

Wow, just ride and plan a whole day or two if you can. All trails lead to something new. Flower Trail is a must and Ho Che Men is a blast.

Similar Products Used: Levis Mound near Neilsville is about 1.5 hours south west of wausau.
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3
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3
bike_as_a_weapon   Cross Country Rider [Jul 22, 2003]

This trail is great. I'm a technical rider and this place delivers. The pebble surface is awesome for gathering speed. Hit this trail fast and get into the rhythm tapping the rear break at turns to maintain speed and hit bunny hill sections w/ it- you can get air! Highly recommend this trail. Donate well and keep these builders in business!

Customer Service

The level 4-7 difficulty sections are great for the devilish type. The expert trails are fun too, very rocky and are challenging to attempt w/ speed. Their is much more to explore.

Similar Products Used: Haven't ridden anything in this area other than this trail. I give this trail a four because their is a mountain NEXT to it!!! :- )
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4
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3
  [Mar 21, 1999]

The singletrack is here is as good as any in the state and not to many people realize it. The single track is not marked but it connects with the ski trails. all the ski trails are marked so you cant get lost. This place has it all. If you like climbing and downhilling it has the alps. The single track through the alps is great. It has rolling terrain in the ski trails. and it also has technical and rolling single track.

Customer Service

singletrack on east side of red bud rd.

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5
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Jaye   [Jun 20, 1999]

Very well maintained trails with markers and maps to keep you from getting lost (If it wern't for the maps I might still be there!). The single track that winds through the wide gravel trails is super fun and technical. Watch out for the roots if it is wet out there, they can get you in trouble. It goes without saying that bug spray is a MUST. The real name is Nine Mile Swamp. Oh yea, look out for the wildlife. There's bears in dem woods!!!

Customer Service

Depends on your skill, but the Alps is preaty hardcore

Similar Products Used: The Underdown 20 Miles north in Gleason.
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4
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