The Seventh Lake Mountain Community Connector encompasses 14.3 miles of intermediate and expert riding trail. It was built in 2013 as a snowmobile and mountain bike trail that can be accessed at four locations.
Most of the trail is 8-feet wide, but it's best suited for single-track riders and snowmobilers. Although the trail follows the saddleback of a mountain it offers no peak vistas. It does travel through primitive forests, where boreal birding is great.
This trail likely sees the most use in winter, so during spring, summer, and fall, you will probably see more birds than people!
How to get there
Maps are available at the Inlet Information Office. From the 3-mile mark in the Moose River Plains Wild Forest, it's 4.2 expert miles to Seventh Lake Boat Launch. From there it's 2.9 intermediate miles to Eighth Lake Campground, then another 7.2 intermediate miles to the 1-mile mark on Sagamore Road.
The Seventh Lake Mountain Moose River Plains Trailhead is located along Limekiln Lake-Cedar River Road on the east side of the road, approximately 2.5 miles south of the Limekiln Lake Campground entrance gate.
Here, you may find Black-capped Chickadees, Boreal Chickadees, Blackpoll Warblers, Canada Jays, among others.
Winter access is not recommended, as this is a snowmobile trail in the winter.