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I love the trails at Seven Mile Creek. My most favorite place to run.

Half gorgeous, half blah. I did the short loop due to bad knees. It was nice and flat. I headed west out of parking lot by 35W, boring next to freeway and by townhomes, but it’s a brown time of year. Pleasant surprise second half of trail!!

Beautiful hike! We went April 21 just a week after there had been a snow storm that dropped 8-12” in the area, so lots of snow covered trail. We didn’t do the whole trail as we were not prepared for that, but would definitely like to try again when the snow is gone.

1 day ago

Beautiful lake to walk around

2 days ago

Feels as if you’re in the middle of the woods!

Great hike, and nice views. I went on a beautiful day, and once the trail split from going to Sugarloaf to going to Garvin Heights I didn't see one person. I must say this has to be updated a bit, as you no longer can head to Sugarloaf from the back side.

Somewhat ugly but relatively quiet

First, the positive. The path has a wide variety of wildlife and is relatively peaceful. I would choose to go for evening runs on this path instead of a hike. It is paved and very wide. A great place to be left alone or walk dogs. Photographing nesting or migratory bird populations is easy and enjoyable here.

The negatives of this trail: Relatively flat and would be very ugly without the wildlife population because it just isn't a scenic area of town. There are a lot of houses and a couple loud roads nearby. Was told by the Parks and Rec Office in Duluth that they are paving large portions of area surrounding the trail to make a large parking lot close to waterfront.

If you want to see the "good" of this trail, go this year before construction is slated to begin.

6 days ago

Especially pretty in spring when the wildflowers are in bloom.

road biking
6 days ago


road biking
6 days ago

Can be lots of traffic the weekends.

6 days ago

Convenient, quick, and quiet

The little island is my favorite part.

The only downside for me is how crowded it gets. Visit Father Hennepin Bluff park on the north side of the bridge.

Love coming here in every season.

I great place to walk around sunset. I got some lovely photos of the sunset and saw a few beavers. The walking paths into the woods are my favorite. Very muddy in spring.

The wildlife you see along the way is exciting! I saw several woodpeckers, a dozen deer including two baby, and a bunch of wild turkeys. Only encountered a few people on my walk. It is peaceful and feels like your up north.

It's so pleasant to hear the rushing water while you're walking!

Great for snowshoeing

Nice short loop.

nature trips
15 days ago

been there a lot. tends to be buggy. however. there is wildlife. it's a good walk with some nice hills. I've spent an hour to 4 hours there. it's quiet. no city or traffic noise.

Can’t wait for this trail to open back up in May!

Great trail for biking, running, and walking. In the winter it’s plowed from YMCA to Weagel Park (1.75 miles from Y). From Y to the edge of Rapidan is 6 miles. Beautiful trail and paved the whole way.

18 days ago

WOODTICKS!!!!!!!! This trail was beautiful, but I pulled close to 50 woodticks/deerticks from myself and my dog after this hike. We stayed on the trail, I wore appropriate clothing, and we still got covered! Beware!

Absolutely love this trail. It’s definitely a hidden gem in Elk River.

not to be trusted,,, people lurking,, wanting to reach out and grab,,, especially children,,, sickning !!!

Great day hiking. Trails are icy. You need ice cleats.

trail running
23 days ago

My favorite place

Nice peace and quiet near Fertile. Saw lots of deer! Beautiful white snow and sweet serenity. No one but the wife and I out exploring the snow covered trails today. A little tough knowing what trail we were on as there were biking, horse, cross country ski, and hiking trails all of which had white fluffy stuff covering them. All in all, a great place to explore!

25 days ago

Great fairly easy trail along the river.

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