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Nine Mile Forest

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No. of Reviews: 16

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Latitude
44.882269024097255
Longitude
-89.71246719360351
Trail Directions
highway 51 / interstate 39 then west on highway N. South on Red Bud Rd.
Trail Length
varies
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Wausau
   


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Review Date
August 12, 2014

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Ibislove ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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!

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Bomb down the face of rib Mt. Ski hills, 3M, Levis mounds, john muir



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Review Date
October 21, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: cdkrenz ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
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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Review Date
January 23, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: epoxy boy ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Standing rock



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Review Date
September 24, 2006

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: techrider ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
Singletrack



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Review Date
July 1, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: jnoreview ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
Little Alps.



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