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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 Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Feb 2, 2024

      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
      2,632 ft
      Total Vertical
      134 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,648 ft
      Reports
      55
      Photos
      42
      Ridden Counter
      1,795

      Photos of Wilson State Park Mountain Bike

      194 |
      May 23, 2021 @ 4:24pm
      May 23, 2021
      161 |
      May 23, 2021 @ 4:24pm
      May 23, 2021
      125 |
      May 23, 2021 @ 4:19pm
      May 23, 2021
      118 |
      May 23, 2021 @ 4:19pm
      May 23, 2021
      127 |
      May 23, 2021 @ 4:19pm
      May 23, 2021
      119 |
      May 23, 2021 @ 4:19pm
      May 23, 2021
      87 |
      Dec 6, 2020 @ 4:04pm
      Dec 6, 2020
      154 |
      Dec 6, 2020 @ 4:03pm
      Dec 6, 2020

      Videos of Wilson State Park Mountain Bike

      Switchgrass Epic Mountain Bike Trail
      41:09 | 393 | Sep 27, 2020 , Salina
      Switchgrass: Hell Creek Loop Oct 2016 720p
      2:35 | 924 | Jul 31, 2018 , Salina
      youtuber SWITCHGRASS TRAIL | WILSON LAKE | KANSAS |
      799 | May 18, 2017 , Salina
      Kansas - Wilson State Park
      trail: EZ Loop
      632 | Nov 16, 2016 , Salina
      Swtichgrass mountain bike trail Wilson Lake
      826 | Feb 15, 2016 , Salina

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Hell Creek Loop
      Feb 2, 2024 @ 4:26am
      Feb 2, 2024
      VariableE-Bike GregInSticks
      Hell Creek (South Inner Loop)
      Feb 2, 2024 @ 4:26am
      Feb 2, 2024
      VariableE-Bike GregInSticks
      Cabin Hill (GBL)
      Feb 2, 2024 @ 4:26am
      Feb 2, 2024
      VariableE-Bike GregInSticks
      Brokebike Mtn (Marina Loop)
      Feb 2, 2024 @ 4:26am
      Feb 2, 2024
      VariableE-Bike Snow was melting and it was wet and muddy...GregInSticks
      North Trailhead
      Feb 2, 2024 @ 4:26am
      Feb 2, 2024
      VariableE-Bike GregInSticks
      Golden Belt Loop
      Jul 23, 2023 @ 2:22am
      Jul 23, 2023
      Drymtbkdtbg
      Birdy Loop
      May 15, 2023 @ 12:25pm
      May 15, 2023
      Prevalent Mud EZ Trail was only a bit wet, while this...MudFoots
      Rock Garden (GBL)
      Sep 8, 2022 @ 6:53am
      Sep 8, 2022
      Drysgpon
      EZ Loop
      May 23, 2021 @ 4:28pm
      May 23, 2021
      WetPart of the Bird loop is under wateranniek GVC
      Causeway Cutoff
      Oct 14, 2020 @ 2:30pm
      Oct 14, 2020
      Very DryTonyShouse

      Activity Feed

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      ultrarunnergirlwishlistregionactivity #49645252
      Feb 29, 2024 @ 9:13am
      24 hours
      mgallbladderwishlistregionactivity #45447823
      Oct 20, 2023 @ 7:10pm
      Oct 20, 2023
      gsquibbivwishlistrouteactivity #45130841
      Oct 11, 2023 @ 9:16pm
      Oct 11, 2023
      Majorgroovewishlistregionactivity #44776093
      Oct 2, 2023 @ 1:41am
      Oct 2, 2023
      gsquibbivwishlistrouteactivity #44273770 and 1 more
      Sep 18, 2023 @ 10:46pm
      Sep 18, 2023

      Recent Comments

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      MudFootstrailBirdy LoopIf it has been the least bit wet, avoid this...
      May 15, 2023 @ 12:24pm
      May 15, 2023
      nhoffman1989trailHell Creek LoopAwesome flowy trails with short technical...
      Dec 21, 2021 @ 3:18pm
      Dec 21, 2021
      cwbikestrailHell Creek LoopAgreed definitely a black with all the...
      Jun 2, 2021 @ 4:38pm
      Jun 2, 2021
      Howdy1trailMarina LoopShould not be rated black. Still fun.
      Oct 12, 2020 @ 6:03pm
      Oct 12, 2020
      Howdy1trailBrokebike Mtn (Marina Loop)Wow, just wow!
      Oct 12, 2020 @ 6:02pm
      Oct 12, 2020

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1124 miles2,631 ft8 miles135 ft
      #4,433#2,02442553662
      Hike1124 miles2,631 ft8 miles135 ft
      #3,613#1,864558
      Trail Running1124 miles2,631 ft8 miles135 ft
      #3,624#1,869554
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