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      Located along the Post Rock Scenic Byway about 5 miles north of I-70, west of K-232

      Located in the heart of the Smoky Hills, Wilson State Park is considered by many to be the most beautiful in the state. Wilson Reservoir features a rugged shoreline punctuated by scenic cliffs and rocky outcrops. The park and surrounding wildlife area offer the opportunity to view and photograph deer, pheasant, waterfowl, songbirds, and furbearers.

      Wilson Reservoir offers excellent white bass and striped bass angling. The Cedar Trail in the Otoe area is a one-mile loop with a concrete surface and is great for a leisurely, low-stress walk. The 25.5-mile long Switchgrass Bike Trail is popular with mountain bikers to pursue this challenging activity.

      Wilson Wildlife Area is located on the upper end of 9,000 acre Wilson Reservoir. The 8,069-acre public hunting area is made up of 5,000 acres of rugged rolling hills of native prairie, approximately 2,000 acres of cropland, and 1,000 acres of riparian timber along the Saline River, Cedar Creek, Turkey Creek, and Elm Creek. The area has a waterfowl refuge that was established in 1996.
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Jun 2, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

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      Trails (view details)
      11
      Trails Mountain Bike
      11
      Trails Hike
      11
      Trails Trail Running
      11
      Total Distance
      24 miles
      Total Descent
      2,975 ft
      Total Vertical
      134 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,648 ft
      Reports
      41
      Photos
      37
      Ridden Counter
      898

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 2 rides
      • 28 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 24 miles avg distance

      Photos of Wilson State Park Mountain Bike

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      Dec 6, 2020 @ 4:04pm
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      Dec 6, 2020 @ 4:03pm
      Dec 6, 2020

      Videos of Wilson State Park Mountain Bike

      Switchgrass Epic Mountain Bike Trail
      41:09 | 69 | Sep 27, 2020 , Salina
      Switchgrass: Hell Creek Loop Oct 2016 720p
      2:35 | 478 | Jul 31, 2018 , Salina
      youtuber SWITCHGRASS TRAIL | WILSON LAKE | KANSAS |
      555 | May 18, 2017 , Salina
      Kansas - Wilson State Park
      trail: EZ Loop
      384 | Nov 16, 2016 , Salina
      Swtichgrass mountain bike trail Wilson Lake
      578 | Feb 15, 2016 , Salina

      Current Trail Warnings

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      EZ Loop
      May 23, 2021 @ 4:28pm
      May 23, 2021
      Wetanniek GVCPart of the Bird loop is under water

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1498913dllawson819riddentrailGolden Belt Loop
      Jun 16, 2021 @ 8:38am
      Jun 16, 2021
      user #2238527JammerWhiteywishlisttrailEZ Loop and 3 more
      Jun 11, 2021 @ 12:20pm
      Jun 11, 2021
      user #2066780cwbikesaddreportHell Creek Loop
      Jun 2, 2021 @ 4:40pm
      Jun 2, 2021
      user #2066780cwbikescommenttrailHell Creek Loop
      Jun 2, 2021 @ 4:38pm
      Jun 2, 2021
      user #1201415gregmazuaddreportHell Creek Loop and 1 more
      May 28, 2021 @ 7:29am
      May 28, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2066780cwbikestrailHell Creek LoopAgreed definitely a black with all the...
      Jun 2, 2021 @ 4:38pm
      Jun 2, 2021
      user #1273826Howdy1trailMarina LoopShould not be rated black. Still fun.
      Oct 12, 2020 @ 6:03pm
      Oct 12, 2020
      user #1273826Howdy1trailBrokebike Mtn (Marina Loop)Wow, just wow!
      Oct 12, 2020 @ 6:02pm
      Oct 12, 2020
      user #1273826Howdy1trailHell Creek LoopThis loop is not intermediate. Definitely...
      Oct 12, 2020 @ 5:58pm
      Oct 12, 2020
      user #1012714leoncyclestrailMarina LoopFun section, not sure I’d rate it a black...
      Aug 9, 2019 @ 4:56am
      Aug 9, 2019

      Nearby Areas

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      Barton Lake 135.2 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1124 miles2,976 ft9 miles135 ft
      #4,353#1,9913741337
      Hike1124 miles2,976 ft9 miles135 ft
      #3,777#1,870414
      Trail Running1124 miles2,976 ft9 miles135 ft
      #3,779#1,870412
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