Nine-Mile County Forest

This 5,000-acre county forest offers spectacular views of the area. Several of the trails were designed for crosscountry skiing and can be challenging. They do, however, access the site and you will be rewarded with some nice additions to your bird list. The older forest areas attract Cerulean and Hooded Warblers, hawks and flycatchers. Northern Saw-whet, Barred, Screech and Great-horned Owls have all been seen here. Turkey Vultures and Bald Eagles soar overhead. Trails are well marked and benches provide a place to stop, relax and enjoy the view.

Nine-Mile County Forest map

Directions: Exit I-39 at Cty N 3.5 miles west to Red Bud Road 1.25 miles south to a trailhead parking area on the west side of the road.

Gazetteer: Page 64, A-3 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 58, B-2 (10th edition).

Phone: 715/261-1550.

Web site: Nine-Mile County Forest Trails

Signature species: Black-billed Cuckoo, Hermit Thrush and Acadian Flycatcher.

Rare species: Red-shouldered Hawk, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Pine Grosbeak, Evening Grosbeak, Common Redpoll and both crossbills.

Parking: Parking area.

Nearest food & lodging: Wausau.

Fee: Ski pass required in winter.