Walkin’ in Wausau – Rib Mountain State Park

My title is a bit misleading. This post is not really about Rib Mountain State Park, but the walking path that runs parallel with Park Road (that leads into the State Park), I believe it might be called, The Bone & Joint Trail — or maybe part just part of it is (??). 🤷‍♀️

I have nothing against RMSP, it has been a few years since we’ve visited and if I’m remembering correctly, there are not many trails that are stroller-friendly. (If you remember/know, I’ll update my post or update it Summer of 2018)

This path makes my list of places to take your kiddos because it’s all incline — a quick way to burn energy in a short amount of time.

Image credit: Google Maps

Parking can be an issue, depending on what day or what time of the day you decide to go. Parking is street parking on Park Road and there is a fair amount of traffic, with our younger children, it makes me a bit nervous. 

The area surrounding the trail is a mixture of residential and scenic landscape. 

I think this is the “Can we go back now?!” and “I have to go potty” picture. Some of us were not excited/not into this trail. Some days you have to admit defeat and try it again un the future. I think my older two might enjoy hiking a few trails in the actual park — as long as we drive up. 

Off home we go. You can see how close the trail and road are in this picture. Depending on time of year, time of day, or day of the week you visit, traffic may become less frequent once you are beyond the residential area. 

My little ones thought they were funny by walking on the grassy/gravel patch or curb next to the road. This trail is probably better to visit when you have a few hours to yourself or with your older children — unless, you do not mind the screams of protests coming from the inmates of stroller prison.

That’s it for this week. Next week, I’ll be sharing the kid’s most favorite place to visit. 

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