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Postby Dobermann185 » June 21st, 2006, 5:20 pm

I have not kept track, I do not have a computer on my bike. I go by time spent and HR at Seven Lakes. I can ride for on hour to 1 1/2 hours from my house. There use to be a trail that goes along the power lines that would link everything together, but that will take you into the wet swamp area. A reroute around that area would make it nice
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Re: Miles

Postby Rider » June 21st, 2006, 6:14 pm

Dobermann185 wrote:There use to be a trail that goes along the power lines that would link everything together, but that will take you into the wet swamp area. A reroute around that area would make it nice


the trail that runs along the power lines is still there. i don't know if i took the correct "back way in" off of eddy lake, but most of that was on the power line trail with swamp crossings.



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Postby PeterCox » January 3rd, 2007, 7:38 pm

the tinsman entrace by the damm is good and i road the eddy lake entrace in late summer and it wasn't too bad, the trail by the powerlines is there but kinda rough and you just get into a swamp and can't go any further
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Postby Luke » June 22nd, 2007, 9:23 am

So why is Seven Lakes marked ?avoid? on the trail guide?

I wanted to hit something new and planned to ride it tonight.
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Postby barrybs » June 22nd, 2007, 9:55 am

Don't know why it would be marked "Avoid".
I rode there about three weeks ago and other then a few mud holes from a recent rain and some downed trees, it was a pretty good ride. It has quite a bit of singletrack with some pretty good climbs. It's kind of a maze of trails so a map would be handy, although some of the intersections are marked.

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Postby F » June 22nd, 2007, 6:31 pm

I rode 7 lakes this morning. I was worried because it was marked avoid but went anyways as it is only a 3.5 mile bike ride from my house. I enjoyed the trails and found hills to climb, steps (tree roots), and even a small stone or two. There was a bit of mud in some of the valleys but nothing to worry about. There were a few downed trees. I noticed lots of tall grass in the open areas and the signage could be better.

I haven't ridden any other SE MI MTB trials so I have nothing to compare it to but I had fun.
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Postby F » July 6th, 2007, 10:59 am

I rode 7 lakes this morning. Mud at the bottom of some of the hills. No surprise from the rain yesterday. A couple logs/trees down over parts of the trail.
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Postby turbotoad » September 3rd, 2007, 2:47 pm

Decided to ride the Holly Rec Area "Wilderness Trail" today. The Trail has an unbelievable amount of .5"-2" diameter sticks and branches and strewn all over the trails. Its really bad!

Are there any scheduled work/clean-up days for this area or does this trail not fall under the MMBA mantainance umbrella?
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Postby PeterCox » September 3rd, 2007, 8:42 pm

Well a tornado just went through near there last week so if there wern't branches down i'd be suprised. :lol:
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Postby Josh McCreedy » May 30th, 2008, 1:35 pm

Seven Lakes trails are dry and free of most leaf and stick litter. There are some monster trees down at key points, but it's fast and fun.
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Re: Holly/Flint: Seven Lakes

Postby jamesbondwink » March 22nd, 2009, 3:58 pm

Yes, it is early in the season... but Seven Lakes seems to be drying out pretty nicely. I checked out some of the trails today and many of them were pleasantly dry, with the occasional wet spot. There are also several trees down across the trails.
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Re: Holly/Flint: Seven Lakes

Postby black2003ss » March 22nd, 2009, 6:09 pm

i didnt even think anyone rode this anymore. Those trees have been down since last year, some of them anyways. It was way overgrown too. I think everyone just goes to Holdridge instead. But it would be cool get this trail back in riding condition for the season since its not far from holly.
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Re: Holly/Flint: Seven Lakes

Postby Josh McCreedy » March 22nd, 2009, 6:48 pm

I chopped a few small ones out, but don't know how the park feels about citizens running chainsaws, so have not carried it out there. I'd be glad to do it, but have never approached them on it. Anyone know the management out there?

I love riding and running on these trails. Combined with the Sand Lake loops, you can get quite a nice ride out of it.
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Re: Holly/Flint: Seven Lakes

Postby black2003ss » March 22nd, 2009, 9:03 pm

I would help. I plan to go to the Holdridge trail day this next saturday to lend a hand. Maybe we could organize a trail day tof ix seven lakes the following weekend? Or is that easter weekend? Not sure.
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Re: Holly/Flint: Seven Lakes

Postby jamesbondwink » March 24th, 2009, 11:43 am

Alright! I have been wanting to hear something from someone about wanting to give Seven Lakes some TLC. I live very near the park, and would be far more than willing to help out when I can. And McCreedy, if you happen to find out about citizens operating chainsaws, just let me know and I can take care of those trees pretty easily.
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