Nine Mile

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.39 out of 5
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Intermediate
32.0
miles

Other
↑ 1,800 ft
↓ 1,700 ft

Network
2:41
avg time
Trail Description
About this trail
A combination of Mountain Biking singletrack/snowshoe and XC ski trails. This trail has a little bit of everything with 18.3 miles of wide open XC-ski two track that can be dirt road hammer fests or just a nice easy green trail for beginners. The 13.5 mile single track system was heavily updated in 2014/2015 by the local IMBA Chapter, CWOCC. All single track is now interconnected with the trailhead near the south (front) end of the chalet where you can find The Pines or Jim's Trail. The single track system broken down into three loop clusters: the East Loops, across Red Bud Road, are some of the oldest trail. Hand built and generally rooty and rugged at times but also flow well. Yin/Yang loop is a good intermediate trail with Stone Soup being quite rocky and rugged advanced trail. The West Loop is a mix of new school/old school trail. All intermediate level trail the newest sections of Up Nort, Outbound and a chunk of Chainsmoker feature lots of berms and rollers for great flow. Root Canal, Icky Thump, half of Chainsmoker maintain the older hand built feel. The South Loop or advanced loop is accessed off the west end of Outbound. Here you'll be treated to a lot of rooty and rocky trail. The most challenging sections being Flower, Stinger, Ho Chi Minh, K-bypass and White Knuckle, however, there is one touch of bermed flowy goodness on the descent of Ho Chi Minh. This loop rides well in the counter clockwise direction starting with Flower and ending with White Knuckle. All trails are two way so there are lots of options for riding.

Nine Mile County Forest is located only about 5 miles from the city of Wausau. The trail costs $4.00 to ride and $25.00 for an annual pass. All trail fees are allocated back towards the operation of Nine Mile recreation. The trails are open for riding from May 1st (conditions dependent) until October 15th. Also be aware that Nine Mile is a managed forest unit, hunting occurs early and late in the season and there are often logging operations that could affect trail access.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Trail Q&A
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Q: I want to check out this trail, but there is a discrepancy between the topo map link and the location on the single-tracks map. I am camping at IL Beach State Park next week and would love to check this place out if it is only 25-30 minute drive. Is the single-track map correct? the topo map and description says the trail is near Wausau WI which is too far. -sean_b_mccormack@msn.com

A: Wausau, WI. Not a 25 minute drive from IL.

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Q: Is it camping friendly? -Derek-Ashley Wingard

A: You can camp at Nine Mile, however, you need to get a permit from Marathon County Park Dept. The permit is free (I believe) but you need to have one, if the cops or ranger happen to check and you don't have a permit they'll kick you out. Permits info is found here toward the very bottom of the page: http://www.co.marathon.wi.us/Departments/ParksRecreationForestry/CountyForests/ForestUnits/NineMile.aspx

mblock78 answered on June 24, 2015. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Granny Gear

May 26, 2018
 
Review: fun place to go for 2-4 hours of riding

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Gramcounter

August 5, 2017
 
Review: Cool spot for some intermediate flow. Has some gnarly rocks to ride over on one half. Other half is smooth flow. Worth a few hour drive once in awhile. Well maintained.

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Granny Gear

August 3, 2017
 
Review: Had a GREAT time this week at the 24hr race. Great loop with plenty of speed and challenge

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Bunny Hop

July 31, 2017
randy379 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: My son and I had a great time racing the wausau24 this past weekend. I had raised this venue a few months before for a WEMS race and really enjoyed the trail system. The trails here soccer challenges to the most experienced rider but yet also routes that are enjoyable for even the novice. They have purchase several thousands of dollars in fat-bike Trail grooming equipment and are adding 10 plus miles of additional single Track Trail. Some of the more advanced portions of the offer Rocky up hill climbs that will challenge your skills and Rock Gardens that seemed to go on forever. Flow trail can also be found and is plentiful with banked corners to meet everyone's expectations here.

Similar Trail: Ishpeming Michigan

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Granny Gear

July 16, 2017
 
Review: Had to give this five stars because it should be way higher on the "best" list. Challenging rocks which may not be your thing but unique terrain, fun features well maintained.

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Granny Gear

June 7, 2017
 
Review: I thought the intermediate trails were great. No, you can't go fast because there are a lot of turns but it's an easy enjoyable ride, perfect for what I wanted today. Perfect for beginners or intermediate bikers looking for a nice ride. I prefer full suspension due to the roots. One suggestion would be to have the trail maintenance team trim the many stumps near /on the trail. I hit one years ago which sent me flying, so they always freak me out. Thanks for a great ride!

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Granny Gear

May 15, 2017
Ajorgenson Granny Gear  
 
Review: Wasn't very flowy. Wish there was more downhill. Easy to get lost. Lots of rocks.

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Gramcounter

November 23, 2016
Cyclosaur Gramcounter  
 
Review: Highly recommended. Varied terrain from flowy and fast to super technical rock armageddon (plus a good helping of both with Ho Chi Minh) A really fun XC trail in the central WI area.

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Gramcounter

November 8, 2016
bomboy Gramcounter  
 
Review: Great fun day out

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Granny Gear

October 25, 2016
Crwberg Granny Gear  
 
Review: I thought this review section was where you describe the trail in order to either recommend or discourage people from trying it. Unless, apparently if you give somebody's favorite trail a negative review. I have no problem with rocks and technical trails, but I prefer to do most of my mountain biking climbing hills and flying down fast descents. There is absolutely none of this at Nine Mile. If this fact offends people i am not sorry to point it out to them, but why respond so adamantly to a review and then say different strokes... ? Mblock I rode every trail there, and I will never return. I just thought i could save someone else the trip, because Hartman and Baird are 100 times better trail systems, and are a lot closer to the Fox Valley where i live. I just wish I would've read the Sept. 12 review before waisting an hour and 45 minutes in the car, when I could've driven to Camrock or Madison for some GOOD trails. Good riding to all. ????

Similar Trail: Hopefully not many

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Nine Mile MTB Trail 4.39 out of 5 based on 40 ratings. 40 user reviews.
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