Yellow Trail is one of four color-coded trails exploring the heights of Rib Mountain State Park. The windy, southern slope route takes users across rocky terrain exploring the third highest point in the state. Hikers in warm weather and snowshoers in cold weather enjoy Yellow Trail.
The trail begins from the park office parking lot penetrating beautiful woodland of maples, beech, birch, and pine. In winter, it is an ungroomed path. Be prepared for heavy breathing; one very steep section gains and looses about 500 feet in elevation. Other ascents and descents aren't nearly as challenging. Sunrise Lookout and Cobbler's Nob is a particularly scenic section of the trail. Resting benches are provided.
Directions: From Wausau, WI, Take I-39 / US 51 at the County N exit, traveling west 0.2-mile then turning right on Park Road. Take Park Road to the top of Rib Mountain and park at the office parking lot.
Elevation: 1,700 feet
Elevation Gain: 500 feet
Distance: 3.8 miles
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