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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
      Open as of May 22, 2022

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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
      44
      Photos
      40
      Ridden Counter
      1,397

      Photos of Wilson State Park Mountain Bike

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      May 23, 2021 @ 4:24pm
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      80 |
      May 23, 2021 @ 4:19pm
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      60 |
      Dec 6, 2020 @ 4:04pm
      Dec 6, 2020
      100 |
      Dec 6, 2020 @ 4:03pm
      Dec 6, 2020

      Videos of Wilson State Park Mountain Bike

      Switchgrass Epic Mountain Bike Trail
      41:09 | 259 | Sep 27, 2020 , Salina
      Switchgrass: Hell Creek Loop Oct 2016 720p
      2:35 | 751 | Jul 31, 2018 , Salina
      youtuber SWITCHGRASS TRAIL | WILSON LAKE | KANSAS |
      715 | May 18, 2017 , Salina
      Kansas - Wilson State Park
      trail: EZ Loop
      544 | Nov 16, 2016 , Salina
      Swtichgrass mountain bike trail Wilson Lake
      737 | Feb 15, 2016 , Salina

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2903445mbretz23wishlisttrailHell Creek Loop
      Nov 25, 2022 @ 8:50am
      Nov 25, 2022
      user #3182669kenj31862wishlistrouteWilson Full
      Nov 12, 2022 @ 6:34pm
      Nov 12, 2022
      user #3182669kenj31862wishlisttrailEZ Loop
      Nov 12, 2022 @ 6:33pm
      Nov 12, 2022
      user #1713602jasonklewenowishlistrouteWilson Full
      Oct 24, 2022 @ 4:14pm
      Oct 24, 2022
      user #2903445mbretz23wishlisttrailBirdy Loop
      Oct 23, 2022 @ 6:18am
      Oct 23, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2902519nhoffman1989trailHell Creek LoopAwesome flowy trails with short technical...
      Dec 21, 2021 @ 3:18pm
      Dec 21, 2021
      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

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1124 miles2,631 ft8 miles135 ft
      #4,352#1,97740443520
      Hike1124 miles2,631 ft8 miles135 ft
      #3,592#1,827448
      Trail Running1124 miles2,631 ft8 miles135 ft
      #3,603#1,829443
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