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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
      • 1
      • 4

      Region Status
      Caution as of Aug 3, 2023
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      39
      Trails Mountain Bike
      5
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Horse
      31
      Trails Hike
      37
      Trails Trail Running
      37
      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
      282
      Photos
      41
      Ridden Counter
      1,282

      Photos of Ionia State Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      24 |
      Aug 3, 2023 @ 3:19pm
      Aug 3, 2023
      trail: Ionia 19 to 1
      39 |
      Apr 27, 2020 @ 7:05pm
      Apr 27, 2020
      45 |
      Mar 19, 2020 @ 3:17pm
      Mar 19, 2020
      57 |
      Mar 19, 2020 @ 3:15pm
      Mar 19, 2020
      35 |
      Mar 19, 2020 @ 3:14pm
      Mar 19, 2020
      48 |
      Mar 19, 2020 @ 3:13pm
      Mar 19, 2020
      42 |
      Mar 19, 2020 @ 3:10pm
      Mar 19, 2020
      49 |
      Mar 19, 2020 @ 3:09pm
      Mar 19, 2020

      Videos of Ionia State Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      youtuber Ionia State Recreation Area Mountain Bike...
      8:33 | 419 | Jul 8, 2020 , Ionia

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Ionia West Loop
      Aug 3, 2023 @ 3:37pm
      Aug 3, 2023
      IdealSeveral trees down, a few are dangerously...mike1837
      Ionia East Loop
      Aug 3, 2023 @ 3:36pm
      Aug 3, 2023
      IdealOne tree down. Overgrowth in open areas,...mike1837
      West Loop to Steven's Point
      Aug 3, 2023 @ 3:31pm
      Aug 3, 2023
      IdealOvergrowth in the open areas, but tree...mike1837
      Fred Meijer Grand River Valley Rail Trail, Steven's Point to Ionia
      Jul 9, 2022 @ 7:46am
      Jul 9, 2022
      Ideal rickplite
      Connector
      Feb 11, 2021 @ 3:04pm
      Feb 11, 2021
      Unknown This bridge washed out several years ago...truebleve Trailforks
      Park Interior/Beach Connector
      Oct 11, 2020 @ 9:07am
      Oct 11, 2020
      Drygeneric34
      West Short Cut1
      Apr 28, 2020 @ 1:05am
      Apr 28, 2020
      Idealjoefulsher
      Fred Meijer Grand River Valley Rail Trail, Saranac to Stevens Point
      Apr 28, 2020 @ 1:05am
      Apr 28, 2020
      Idealjoefulsher
      West Short Cut 2
      Feb 29, 2020 @ 4:37pm
      Feb 29, 2020
      Freeze/thaw Cycle Freeze thaw cycle in effect. Only use the...rickplite
      River Access Dirt Road
      Feb 29, 2020 @ 4:37pm
      Feb 29, 2020
      Freeze/thaw Cycle Freeze thaw cycle in effect. Only use the...rickplite

      Activity Feed

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      Earthtrekker14wishlistregionactivity #53016550
      May 23, 2024 @ 2:45am
      May 23, 2024
      LIPHC4x4wishlisttrailactivity #50902925
      Apr 7, 2024 @ 10:53am
      Apr 7, 2024
      Pawlosksaddkarmaactivity #50277773
      Mar 21, 2024 @ 6:07pm
      Mar 21, 2024
      CrazyHorseFarmswishlistregionactivity #42916952
      Aug 13, 2023 @ 8:43pm
      Aug 13, 2023
      spokejunkiemikeriddentrailactivity #42560570
      Aug 4, 2023 @ 9:48am
      Aug 4, 2023

      Recent Comments

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      trueblevereportIonia West LoopTrees were cleared 3/20/20
      Mar 20, 2020 @ 11:01pm
      Mar 20, 2020
      gtrowbridgereportIonia 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
      #8,943#3,753322772622
      E-Bike12 miles3 ft2,159 ft3 ft
      1751
      Horse3115 miles1,191 ft6 miles167 ft
      #9738221129
      Hike3728 miles1,745 ft10 miles187 ft
      #7,921#3,621128215
      Trail Running3728 miles1,745 ft10 miles187 ft
      #7,903#3,60527959
      Snowshoe3017 miles1,168 ft7 miles184 ft
      #690#397582
      Nordic Ski3017 miles1,168 ft7 miles184 ft
      #493#3005862
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