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Distance:
1.8 Miles / 2.9 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~54 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Laurel Hill State Park
Town:
Somerset, Pennsylvania
Directions:
40.008376, -79.232503
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Added:
February 18, 2017
Updated:
June 15, 2018

The Hemlock Trail in Laurel Hill State Park, PA, is an easy 1.8 mile out-and-back hike that leads you through an old growth Hemlock grove.

The trail runs from the parking lot on Laurel Hill Park rd next to Laurel Hill Creek over to Buck Run rd in Laurel Hill State Park.

You can fish along the creek as well and it's stocked with trout, but you need to use artificial lures per regulations and of course, need a state license.

The GPS data provided is missing the southern/western trail split section - you can technically take 2 routes to/from the trailheads. Follow the yellow blazes to stay on route.

Old Growth Grove: The old growth forest can be found within the 'loop' portion of this trail data, which is about 0.5 miles from the start of the hike. You'll find signs that clearly distinct that section of the forest as the old growth area.

Biking is not allowed through this trail.

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  1. Parking

    40.008376, -79.232503
  2. Main Trailhead

    40.007898, -79.232646
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Hazards

Ticks - Lyme Disease More Info (CDC)

Season

Winter

Blaze Color

Yellow
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115 '

Total Change
269 '

Ascent
235 '

Descent

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1.8 miles / 2.9 km
Trail added
February 18, 2017
Hiked on
February 18, 2017
Updated on
June 15, 2018
1.8 miles / 2.9 km
February 18, 2017
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