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Can be a bit buggy after it rains and it’s humid but it’s a really nice trail overall. The east end leads to a dirt road and across from that is another trailed area that’s more wooded. The West end will lead you all the way into Saranac, which is a nice community.

mountain biking
2 days ago

Nicely groomed trails nestled in a forest. The trails are wide enough for biking and hiking at the same time. Winding, definitely inclining about 500 feet withing 7 to 8 miles. The trails are signed and posted with detailed maps throughout, easily knowing the location. One of my favorite trails in the entire area. There's even a fun track track of jumps and embankments.

hiking
2 days ago

Hi All, This is not a review , need suggestion , where is the starting point and we are looking for full length of 4.8 miles, where i can park my car and go for hiking, Please share the starting point. V

nice easy walk, perfect for a hot day.... the water is very refreshing, so your feet are going to hurt after a couple of minutes of walking in it.... very beautiful coastline though...

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scramble
3 days ago

Very nice little loop! Well maintained. Went to the overlook... there are some stairs (maybe about 25-30) but they are shallow so even my husband with a bad knee tackled it without a problem. The overlook was a fun destination but as mentioned before a bit underwhelming for some reason - but worth the quick hike. The additional hike to the shoreline sand was nice. It did get cold near the water so definitely recommend bringing an extra layer

Beautiful hike from trailhead through woods and with the lake as your destination. It was foggy and serene when we went, very little foot traffic at 10am. My 4 and 2 year old loved it! Would recommend child carrier for young children, definitely not stroller friendly trails. Enjoy!

hiking
3 days ago

Nice trail with lots of steps. Good views from the top. Saw a bunch of wildlife today

hiking
4 days ago

Highly recommended beach/ wooded trail.

1.1 miles of this trail is uphill in beach sand. As long as you are mentally prepared for that and bring water, this trail is no problem. It is a work out and you will be sweaty at the end. This is a great trail to practice backpacking on.

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muddy
4 days ago

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rocky
4 days ago

You can tell the state DNR does nothing to maintain the trail and it’s obvious there are no community groups passionate about stepping in and picking up the maintenance either. Downright swampy and impassible in several places. It doesn’t make sense how/where the footbridges are placed. Intended to do the out and back, but conditions were so bad I didn’t want to go back through where I’d already been. When you get to about mile 7.5 there are so many downed trees you think it’s the end of the trail, but it’s not - found a way through and then abandoned the LS Trail for Big Carp River Trail, which requires wading across two rivers. There were about three miles of firm ground and clear air gaining elevation off the beach to the Big Carp fork before it was bugs so bad I had to mask up all the way back to Lake of the Clouds. 18.3 miles total after taking the road from the overlook back to the LS Trailhead. Will never repeat. The views of Superior are nothing too exceptional - they’re better at Pictured Rocks. Grateful I was wearing long sleeves and pants - lots of ticks. Bugs are so bad at Lake of the Clouds you can’t even enjoy the view, nor can you stop to take a break anywhere because you will get swarmed immediately. Miserable but well marked trail. The blue blazes are easy to follow.

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bugs
5 days ago

mountain biking
5 days ago

Awesome biking trail for a beginner! Nice and wide. Mildly steep hills with stretches of level ground in between. Plenty of places to rest and different loop distance options. Sand was challenging in some spots, but not bad. Definitely watch out for ticks right now!

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bugs
5 days ago

Did not walk it today. 15 degrees cooler than home and lots of small bugs in your face. We will try it again sometime.

Very easy walk with lake views. Perfect for a nice stroll

on Seven Lakes Loop

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muddy
5 days ago

Very diverse terrain. Beautiful lake/creek views. Some areas are very muddy, especially after a weekend of rain. My advice is to wear high socks and bring water if you’re planning to do the whole loop. Highly recommend this hike!

Loved the hike, very quiet, serene. Not much foot traffic on our way there. We started by the Felt mansion and went up the private driveway and followed the route to south trail (will be on the left). Once we got to the dunes and out of the woods we turned right (rather then going down to the beach) and walked across the dunes (lake was now towards our left) for about 0.3 miles. We connected to a “shorter trail” and went to the beach for the day. That hike to the beach was about 2 miles. On our way back we took the “shorter trail”, about 1.2 miles to get back to the Felt mansion where we parked the car.

hiking
5 days ago

Great easy/flat trail. Highly recommend parking in the lot leading to island trail and then connecting to logging. Brought our puppy and walked nearly 5 miles with no issues.

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