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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • 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
      Day Use Parking google parking directions
      Region Details
      • 1
      • 4

      Region Status
      Open as of 2 days
      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
      8
      Trails Horse
      31
      Trails Snowshoe
      29
      Trails Nordic Ski
      29
      Total Distance
      28 miles
      Total Descent
      1,857 ft
      Total Vertical
      223 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      860 ft
      Reports
      264
      Photos
      38
      Ridden Counter
      703

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance

      Photos of Ionia State Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      trail: 19 to 1
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      Apr 27, 2020 @ 7:05pm
      Apr 27, 2020
      9 |
      Mar 19, 2020 @ 3:17pm
      Mar 19, 2020
      10 |
      Mar 19, 2020 @ 3:15pm
      Mar 19, 2020
      7 |
      Mar 19, 2020 @ 3:14pm
      Mar 19, 2020

      Videos of Ionia State Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      Ionia State Recreation Area
      8:33 | 57 | Jul 8, 2020 , Ionia

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Ionia West Loop
      Oct 28, 2020 @ 3:33pm
      2 days
      Drytruebleve Trailforks Pretty good sized tree down
      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
      Ionia East Loop
      Oct 8, 2020 @ 2:42pm
      Oct 8, 2020
      IdealKBauer68
      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...
      Fred Meijer Grand River Valley Rail Trail, Steven's Point to Ionia
      Feb 29, 2020 @ 4:37pm
      Feb 29, 2020
      Freeze/thaw Cyclerickplite WMMBA Freeze thaw cycle in effect. Only use the...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1885548truebleveaddreportIonia West Loop
      Oct 28, 2020 @ 3:33pm
      2 days
      user #1880147generic34addreportEntrance to Ionia Lake Loop and 2 more
      Oct 11, 2020 @ 1:07pm
      Oct 11, 2020
      user #2134204KBauer68addreportIonia East Loop and 1 more
      Oct 8, 2020 @ 5:11pm
      Oct 8, 2020
      user #1940268Rainboww21riddentrailIonia West Loop and 1 more
      Sep 6, 2020 @ 9:38am
      Sep 6, 2020
      user #1885548truebleveaddreportIonia West Loop
      Jul 20, 2020 @ 5:02pm
      Jul 20, 2020

      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

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