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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      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
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      Region Details
      • 1
      • 5

      Region Status
      Open as of Jul 6, 2019 ago

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #4,963
      State Ranking
      #87
      Trails (view details)
      26
      Trails Mountain Bike
      6
      Trails Hike
      36
      Trails Trail Running
      6
      Trails Horse
      30
      Trails Snowshoe
      29
      Trails Nordic Ski
      29
      Total Distance
      18 miles
      Total Descent
      1,604 ft
      Total Vertical
      225 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      862 ft
      Reports
      206
      Photos
      31
      Ridden Counter
      317

      Photos of Ionia State Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      trail: Affrodiziak
      81 |
      Oct 3, 2018 @ 7:54am
      Oct 3, 2018
      trail: Moose Trax
      40 |
      Aug 24, 2018 @ 1:00pm
      Aug 24, 2018
      trail: Moose Trax
      85 |
      Aug 24, 2018 @ 1:00pm
      Aug 24, 2018
      24 |
      Jul 9, 2018 @ 7:57am
      Jul 9, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Affrodiziak
      Aug 1, 2019 @ 2:37pm
      Aug 1, 2019
      Drywolfvf
      River Access Dirt Road
      Jul 6, 2019 @ 10:17am
      Jul 6, 2019
      Variablerickplite REPORTER Ride straight through any remaining puddles
      West Loop Steven's Point Connector
      Jul 6, 2019 @ 10:17am
      Jul 6, 2019
      Variablerickplite REPORTER Ride straight through any remaining puddles
      West Short Cut1
      Jul 6, 2019 @ 10:17am
      Jul 6, 2019
      Variablerickplite REPORTER Ride straight through any remaining puddles
      West Short Cut 2
      Jul 6, 2019 @ 10:17am
      Jul 6, 2019
      Variablerickplite REPORTER Ride straight through any remaining puddles
      Ionia West Loop
      Jul 6, 2019 @ 10:17am
      Jul 6, 2019
      Variablerickplite REPORTER Ride straight through any remaining puddles
      Old Creek Crossing Connector
      Jul 6, 2019 @ 10:17am
      Jul 6, 2019
      Variablerickplite REPORTER Ride straight through any remaining puddles
      Park Interior Connector
      Jul 6, 2019 @ 10:17am
      Jul 6, 2019
      Variablerickplite REPORTER Ride straight through any remaining puddles
      Park Interior/Beach Connector
      Jul 6, 2019 @ 10:17am
      Jul 6, 2019
      Variablerickplite REPORTER Ride straight through any remaining puddles
      East Most Rail Trail Connector
      Jul 6, 2019 @ 10:17am
      Jul 6, 2019
      Variablerickplite REPORTER Ride straight through any remaining puddles

      Activity Feed

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      user #1610907bramlerriddentrailIonia West Loop
      Jul 18, 2019 @ 6:30pm
      Jul 18, 2019
      user #1188148rickpliteaddreportEast Most Rail Trail Connector and 10 more
      Jul 6, 2019 @ 10:17am
      Jul 6, 2019
      user #1188148rickpliteaddreportEast Most Rail Trail Connector and 10 more
      Jul 3, 2019 @ 7:34am
      Jul 3, 2019
      user #1188148rickpliteaddreportEast Most Rail Trail Connector and 10 more
      Jun 5, 2019 @ 5:47pm
      Jun 5, 2019
      user #1188148rickpliteaddreportEast Most Rail Trail Connector and 10 more
      Jun 3, 2019 @ 6:37am
      Jun 3, 2019

      Recent Comments

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      user #1475983gtrowbridgereportIonia East LoopEast loop is holding water everywhere. Avoid...
      May 3, 2019 @ 2:22pm
      May 3, 2019

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