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.

hiking
14 hours ago

I trail ran this, starting at post 15 to head clockwise around big seven lake loop. According to my apple watch it was 4.6 miles and accumulation of 449ft in elevation climbs. I did not consider this easy! Beware Alltrails should change that difficulty rating to moderate. The upside was the beautiful views of lakes and the ups and downs in the woods were a great challenge for trail runners. The downside was it sometimes gets boring when it opens into grassy fields and picnic areas. I can see how it might be tricky to follow at times, but if you study the trail post numbers on the map before you head out you'll be fine, michigan dnr state park map has a nice map online.

hiking
16 days ago

Nice hike, I recommend going in after the beach, the backside of the lake is pretty cool.

I thought this trail was awesome, considering there isn’t anything in the area even close to as cool. Not sure why the other ratings are low, perhaps they aren’t doing it right lol.

Did 4-mile trail around big lake. Good hike; I recommend bug spray and good waterproof shoes; some muddy spots...

Muddy. Nice wildflowers in May. Bug spray may be needed

Never many people, it’s beautiful, family friendly and close drive for most people.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful sunny day, walk the 3.7 miles. 40% was muddy, use a walking stick, it will be more fun. I’m looking forward to doing it again soon.

Nice trail. Decent elevation changes.

Easy trail walk! Very nice view of the lakes.

hiking
11 months ago

Some of the trails are pretty covered in brush but overall good hiking easy for kids.

hiking
Monday, May 22, 2017

Pretty nice hike my favorite path is from the boat launch on big seven all the way around the south side of the lake to the crossing between big seven and little seven.

hiking
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Several great trails and fishing, swimming, camping. I've hiked it in spring, fall, winter, huge difference in appearance. Pretty easy trails could be marked better in some areas.

hiking
Saturday, April 15, 2017

hiking
Friday, February 17, 2017

Half the trail you was great. Secluded, lake and stream views, beaver dam, rolling hills through the woods. The other half was ok but not great. Trail is well maintained and has markers.

hiking
Sunday, October 16, 2016

This is a great trail for getting out and getting some exercise. The trail is well marked except for the areas that go through the picnic and beach area. Along the the trail there are beautiful views of the lake.

hiking
Monday, September 05, 2016

Fun trail! Some nice hilly areas. Saw a 7 foot blue racer last week!

hiking
Saturday, September 03, 2016

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.

hiking
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

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.

paddle sports
Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Nice

paddle sports
Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Pretty cool

paddle sports
Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Okay

hiking
Monday, September 14, 2015

Some of the trails are not marked clearly but it's a very beautiful place! Lots to explore I have fished the lakes often just started hiking the trails. Love it!

mountain biking
Saturday, September 05, 2015

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.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

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.

trail running
Sunday, February 16, 2014

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.

mountain biking
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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!

hiking
Sunday, March 17, 2013

Had a great time taking a winter hike. Spent a little over an hour and got done great pictures. Can't wait to come back in the summer

trail running
Thursday, August 16, 2012

Back country trails are very poorly marked and not maintained at all. Went for a trail run and was running through bushes and trees, with hundreds of bugs following you along the way. It might be better for mountain biking but stay away if you want to trail run.

hiking
18 days ago

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