Ionia Recreation Area’s 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.

Ride on horseback through the Ionia State Recreation Area on the provided 15 miles of bridle trails. Experience the rolling hills, open meadows and forested ridges and ride your horse along the river through the woods and fields of the Ionia State Recreation Area. Horses are only allowed on these trails in the park; however, visitors are also permitted to hike along this pathway.


2880 West David Highway
Ionia MI, 48846

Website: – recreation area – trail

Contact: (616)-527-3750

Length: 15 Miles

Level: Unknown

Type: Riding, Hiking

Terrain: Hills, forested ridges, woods, meadows, rolling hills, rivers, fields

Parking/Staging: The horse staging area is located just southeast of the Equestrian Campground located in the park.

Camping: Yes! Equestrian camping is available, more info at


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