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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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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #534
      State Ranking
      #1
      Trails
      3
      Total Distance
      18 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      8 miles
      Total Descent
      2,334 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,655 ft
      Total Vertical
      131 ft
      Reports
      1
      Photos
      11
      Ridden Counter
      95

      Popular Wilson State Park Mountain Bike Trails

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      Marina Loop
      Golden Belt Loop
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      Recent Trail Reports

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      Hell Creek Loop
      Aug 6, 2017 @ 6:13pm
      Aug 6, 2017
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      Photos of Wilson State Park Mountain Bike

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      May 7, 2018 @ 6:54pm
      May 7, 2018
      Golden Belt Loop, My City
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      May 7, 2018 @ 6:54pm
      May 7, 2018
      Golden Belt Loop, My City
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      May 7, 2018 @ 6:54pm
      May 7, 2018
      Golden Belt Loop, My City
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      May 7, 2018 @ 6:54pm
      May 7, 2018
      Golden Belt Loop, My City
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      Videos of Wilson State Park Mountain Bike

      youtuber SWITCHGRASS TRAIL | WILSON LAKE | KANSAS |
      134 | May 18, 2017 , Salina
      Swtichgrass mountain bike trail Wilson Lake
      288 | Feb 15, 2016 , Salina
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      Wilson State Park Mountain Bike Routes

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      Switchgrass Epic Mountain Bike Trail
      18 miles

      Recent Comments

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      user #1015085tridunfeytrailHell Creek LoopYou have to love the challenge and the...
      Jul 18, 2017 @ 4:06pm
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      Recent Activity

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      user #1336914Crmtb33wishlistrouteSwitchgrass Epic Mountain Bike Trail
      Jun 12, 2018 @ 5:38pm
      Jun 12, 2018
      user #1336914Crmtb33wishlisttrailGolden Belt Loop and 2 more
      Jun 12, 2018 @ 5:30pm
      Jun 12, 2018
      user #1554510raggedyedgeriddentrailGolden Belt Loop and 2 more
      Jun 8, 2018 @ 10:57am
      Jun 8, 2018
      user #1085536wgwesterveltwishlisttrailHell Creek Loop
      Jun 5, 2018 @ 6:47am
      Jun 5, 2018
      user #1542266jh86wishlistregionWilson State Park
      Jun 2, 2018 @ 1:09pm
      Jun 2, 2018
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