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Rib Mountain State Park Activities and recreation

Hiking Hiking

There are more than 13 miles of hiking trails at Rib Mountain, with over eight miles accessible to people with disabilities. Pets are permitted in the park on the trails when on an 8-foot leash.

Picnicking Shelters Playground Picnic areas

Picnicking is very popular at Rib Mountain. There are several picnic tables, two playgrounds and a reservable amphitheater at the park. Pets are not permitted in the picnic areas.

Hunting Trapping Hunting and trapping

Hunting and trapping are allowed in the open areas of the park during the Wisconsin state parks hunting and trapping time frame. Trapping is not permitted in closed areas as noted on the park hunting map or within 100 yards of any designated use area, including trails. Certain trap types are restricted on state park properties. For more information, please see:

In addition to the opportunities that are available during the state parks hunting/trapping time frame, hunting opportunities in state parks that were already established by rule and in place prior to the enactment of 2011 ACT 168, remain in place.

  • At Rib Mountain State Park, the 19-day muzzleloader deer hunting season and the archery deer hunting season that falls between Nov. 15 through the Sunday nearest Jan. 6 are allowed in the open areas of the park. There is no gun deer hunting at the property.

Winter Activities Winter activities

There are no groomed cross-country ski trails at the park. Winter hiking and snowshoeing are allowed in most areas of the park. About 1.5 miles of club-operated snowmobile trails travel through the park, however there is no access to the trails from the park.

Downhill skiing and snowboarding are available at Granite Peak Ski Area [exit DNR].

Last revised: Tuesday September 27 2016