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      Rolling hills, babbling brooks, open meadows, forested ridges, a lake nestled in the hills and a river winding its way through woods and fields -- that's Ionia Recreation Area. The 4,500 acres of flat to rolling terrain is a mixture of open field, mature hardwood forest and pine plantations. Four miles of Grand River floodplain follow the river course on the north border of the park. Dammed waterfowl floodings and other wetlands dot the park. Wildflowers abound. Birding is excellent with more than 199 species identified by the Audubon Society.
      Modern and rustic camping, a swimming beach, good fishing in Sessions Lake, hunting, 3.5 miles of hiking trails looped within the park, nine miles designated for mountain bike trails, 15 miles of horse trails and a boat launch. We also have three designated trail loops for cross-country skiing and snowmobiling when there is four inches or more of snow. Additional amenities include a dog trail area and metal detecting area.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: State Park
      Day Use Parking google parking directions
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      Region Details
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      • 4

      Region Status
      Caution as of Aug 30, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      39
      Trails Mountain Bike
      5
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Hike
      37
      Trails Trail Running
      37
      Trails Horse
      31
      Trails Snowshoe
      30
      Trails Nordic Ski
      30
      Total Distance
      28 miles
      Total Descent
      1,770 ft
      Total Vertical
      187 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      821 ft
      Reports
      268
      Photos
      40
      Ridden Counter
      929

      Photos of Ionia State Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      trail: Ionia 19 to 1
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      Apr 27, 2020 @ 7:05pm
      Apr 27, 2020
      17 |
      Mar 19, 2020 @ 3:17pm
      Mar 19, 2020
      26 |
      Mar 19, 2020 @ 3:15pm
      Mar 19, 2020
      12 |
      Mar 19, 2020 @ 3:14pm
      Mar 19, 2020
      17 |
      Mar 19, 2020 @ 3:13pm
      Mar 19, 2020
      20 |
      Mar 19, 2020 @ 3:10pm
      Mar 19, 2020
      22 |
      Mar 19, 2020 @ 3:09pm
      Mar 19, 2020
      20 |
      Mar 19, 2020 @ 3:07pm
      Mar 19, 2020

      Videos of Ionia State Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      Ionia State Recreation Area
      8:33 | 206 | Jul 8, 2020 , Ionia

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Ionia West Loop
      Nov 21, 2021 @ 1:38pm
      Nov 21, 2021
      Dryjeffvanstrienleaf covered. 2 trees down blocking trail
      Ionia East Loop
      Aug 30, 2021 @ 9:48am
      Aug 30, 2021
      Variablederek8w5m Large tree down across trail, blocking...
      Connector
      Feb 11, 2021 @ 3:04pm
      Feb 11, 2021
      Unknowntruebleve Trailforks This bridge washed out several years ago...
      West Loop to Steven's Point
      Oct 11, 2020 @ 9:07am
      Oct 11, 2020
      Variablegeneric34Leaf cover, otherwise fine
      Park Interior/Beach Connector
      Oct 11, 2020 @ 9:07am
      Oct 11, 2020
      Drygeneric34
      Fred Meijer Grand River Valley Rail Trail, Saranac to Stevens Point
      Apr 28, 2020 @ 1:05am
      Apr 28, 2020
      Idealjoefulsher
      West Short Cut1
      Apr 28, 2020 @ 1:05am
      Apr 28, 2020
      Idealjoefulsher
      River Access Dirt Road
      Feb 29, 2020 @ 4:37pm
      Feb 29, 2020
      Freeze/thaw Cyclerickplite WMMBA Freeze thaw cycle in effect. Only use the...
      West Short Cut 2
      Feb 29, 2020 @ 4:37pm
      Feb 29, 2020
      Freeze/thaw Cyclerickplite WMMBA Freeze thaw cycle in effect. Only use the...
      East Most Rail Trail Connector
      Feb 29, 2020 @ 4:37pm
      Feb 29, 2020
      Freeze/thaw Cyclerickplite WMMBA Freeze thaw cycle in effect. Only use the...

      Activity Feed

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      user #2911683jeffvanstrienaddreportIonia West Loop
      Nov 21, 2021 @ 1:39pm
      Nov 21, 2021
      user #2835435derek8w5maddreportIonia East Loop
      Aug 30, 2021 @ 9:48am
      Aug 30, 2021
      user #2823256rogermeyerinkriddentrailIonia West Loop and 1 more
      Aug 18, 2021 @ 6:25am
      Aug 18, 2021
      user #2789021yRrvp0riddentrailIonia West Loop
      Jul 20, 2021 @ 5:33am
      Jul 20, 2021
      user #1972505amillion3wishlisttrailFred Meijer Grand River Valley Rail Trail, Saranac to Stevens Point and 3 more
      Jul 4, 2021 @ 6:55pm
      Jul 4, 2021

      Recent Comments

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      user #1885548trueblevereportIonia West LoopTrees were cleared 3/20/20
      Mar 20, 2020 @ 11:01pm
      Mar 20, 2020
      user #1475983gtrowbridgereportIonia East LoopEast loop is holding water everywhere. Avoid...
      May 3, 2019 @ 2:22pm
      May 3, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Lightning Bend City Park 211.2 km
      Edwards Creek 2 4 217 km
      Cannonsburg State Game Area 1 1318.3 km
      Shearer Road 1 218.4 km
      Pando Sports Park 119.1 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike510 miles328 ft3 miles62 ft
      #7,545#3,17731263394
      E-Bike12 miles3 ft2,159 ft3 ft
      1681
      Hike3728 miles1,745 ft10 miles187 ft
      #6,638#3,022126810
      Trail Running3728 miles1,745 ft10 miles187 ft
      #6,624#3,01526511
      Horse3115 miles1,191 ft6 miles167 ft
      #860821758
      Snowshoe3017 miles1,168 ft7 miles184 ft
      #487#27058
      Nordic Ski3017 miles1,168 ft7 miles184 ft
      #379#2235826
      • By markholloway Trailforks & contributors
      • Admins: WMMBA, IHTA
      • #11770 - 4,379 views
      • ionia state recreation area activity log | embed map of Ionia State Recreation Area mountain bike trails | ionia state recreation area mountain biking points of interest

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