Mountain-Bay State Trail

Mountain-Bay State Trail In Wausau, WI

A county-operated 80.5-mile rail bed trail that passes through a wide variety of landscapes between the Wausau and Green Bay areas. Many bridges. Trail users must use streets and roads through Shawano.


Hike, touring bike, snowmobile. It meanders through the countryside near several small rural communities, and along the way there is the opportunity to enjoy the land, flora and fauna. NO ATV'S ARE ALLOWED! Many bridges. Trail users must use streets and roads through Shawano. An Annual State Trail Pass or a Daily Pass is required for bicyclists, in-line skaters, and horseback riders over 16 years old. There

The Mountain Bay Trail is Wisconsin's longest bike trail. It gets it's name from the fact that one end is at Rib Mountain near Wausau in Marathon County, and the other end is Green Bay in Brown County. The trail is built on the former Chicago and Northwestern right-of-way.

This trail is one of the most frequented destinations in the region on account of the breathtaking scenery and the sense of tranquil that permeates the area. The trail winds through a largely flat terrain which also makes it ideal for the nervous hiking amateur. You can even indulge in a spot of snowmobiling if you happen to be in Green bay for the winter. The eastern edge of Marathon County houses the beautiful Norrie Lake which makes for a great swim.

Overnight facilities are available at Dells of the Eau Claire County Park and Rib Mountain State Park where a billion-year-old hill, one of the oldest geologic formations on earth, is found. A 60-foot observation tower rises 700 feet above the surrounding plain offering spectacular views. Check Mountain-Bay State Trail Map before starting trial.

Mountain-Bay State Trail Private Campgrounds and Camping Reservations:
Marathon County has 35 Sites (most have electric) Dumping Station, Showers, Flush Toilets, Water,Picnic Area, Concession Area, Wading Pool, Hiking Trails. City of Wausau ordinance prohibits campfires at the campground at Marathon Park. Portable grills may be used for cooking food. The campground is open May through October. Campground reservation phone number is (715) 261-1566.

Friends of Mountain-Bay State Trail

Direction:
Mountain-Bay State Trail in the City of Wausau - Marathon County (Northeast WI)

Locations

Wausau and Marathon County Park, Recreation and Forestry Dept.
212 River Drive, Suite 2 Courthouse, 500 Forest St., Wausau 54403
Wausau, WI 54403-5476
United States
Phone: 
920-448-4466, (715) 526-6766,
Phone: 
(715) 261-1515, 715-261-1550
Phone: 
Alternative Address: 305 E Walnut, Green Bay, WI 54301

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