An endless variety of topography and ecosystems form the area called Seven Lakes. Its land was a combination of farmland, rolling hills and forests. About 230 acres of water with several miles of shoreline await the park user. The dam, formed one large lake from seven small lakes.
Martin B. on Seven Lakes State Park
We took our dogs on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. The trails are mostly wooded, quiet and easy to hike. We did an about 3.5 miles hike, see picture. There is a beach as well as many picnic areas. You'll need a recreational passport.
This is my day-to-day hiking trail since I can hike to it in about 4 minutes. Nice trail, very well marked (maps are located at each intersection which is numbered), and well groomed with a couple exceptions. Paper maps are located at the Ranger station and entry booth. The terrain varies from flat prairie-like conditions to some slightly rugged, hilly areas amongst the trees located primarily on the eastern/southern edge of Big Seven Lake. Lots of small marshes and views across the lake await anybody that ventures around the main loop (about 3.7 miles long). To do the whole loop requires walking along a small road and the beach for about 1/2 mile. Not bad, but it takes you out of the wilderness. Smaller loops are available by starting at Dickenson Shelter which is the first road to the left after main entrance booth.
Overall a very nice set of trails to venture out on. Plan a swim in the lake afterwards, or even rent a kayak from the concession area after your hike to round out a great trip.
I did the mountain bike trail yesterday (9/4/15). This trail is moderately difficult. The trail is close to 4 miles long and wraps around the park, passing many nice views of the lakes. However, parts of the trail are not maintained. They are very narrow with lots of bushes and shrubs protruding into the bike path.
The 7 lake state park has a mountain bike trail. The one that's shown on this app. I don't consider it easy at all. It is moderate to hard. You can bike on the park roads. Around 5 miles or so. However, this park is just beautiful and has lots of lakes, I will load my pics when I get home.
Great place for difficult trail running! Tough hills, rocks, mud, trees, parts of trail are overgrown with brush. Love every single step!!!! If you want a easy run then go to Kensington, if you want something that will challenge you completely then 7 lakes is your dream. Also can be mountain biked but there are a few spots you need to watch out for and carry your bike over. Make sure you load up on bug spray before you venture out here or the mosquitoes will carry you away! Also grab a map at entrance gate because its a big trail system and its easy to get turned around.
Trails are poorly maintained. Groups of saplings laid across creeks and wet areas to form "bridges", thorn bushes growing into the trails, large areas of mud and water, steep staircases (6-8 inch drops between stairs) going up and down hill. Then you're lucky if you know where you're going. The trails have markers and maps on posts at some parts, but there are several places with multiple trails branching off that don't show up on the trail markers or the trail maps. Other times, the trail will run into the road with no indication on what direction it picks back up at. Ended up walking our bikes about as much as we rode. Hiking these trails would probably be fun but I wouldn't recommend trying to bike them!