Explore the most popular hiking trails in Hemlock-Canadice State Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

We attempted to hike Rob's Trail to Canadice Lake today. First, the trail is not marked. Secondly, we followed the very soggy path for about 3/4 miles in but due to the ankle high mud we decided to turn back. Lastly, we drove to the lakeside about 15 minutes away and the lake was perfect. My afterthought about the trail: The meadow had several song birds which gave my wife good photography opportunities.

4 months ago

Go to the South end boat launch and park on the woodland side. This forest trail will lead you to 3 beautiful waterfalls hidden by the side of hemlock lake.

Yeah, it's been a wet summer but this trail is a muddy mess. Not much fun. We never could find the trail that heads down to the water...not marked. The meadows are at least pretty.

This was well maintained and clearly marked trail with lots of varying terrain. We took the Hemlock Lake Trail today. There were quite of few hikers on the trail today. The trip back to the parking lot was quite the work out. I would not have rated this an easy trail. We are planning to go back to hike to Canadice Lake.

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8 months ago

good trail, hiked it with my 5 year old.

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10 months ago

Hemlock Lake has been a staple for my entire family, my whole life. We kayak, fish, hike, and lots of other things here. It's where my parents brought me, I have brought my kids, and I hope the tradition continues on with my grandchildren. Wonderful place to go when you want to relax. It's magical!

Great trail for beginners. It's 4 miles from start to finish one way.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

just absolutely beautiful here! dogs on leashes are welcome!

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Friday, May 12, 2017

One of my favorite hikes. I'v accessed it from both ends of Canadice Lake and then Old Bald Hill Rd. S.
My preference is to park on Old Bald Hill Rd. S. parking lot and go to Canadice Lake and then back up past the parking lot and down to Hemlock Lake and finally back to the parking lot.
This is about 7 miles round trip, and 1200 ft. elevation gain. Such a nice workout.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

This was a nice trail with plenty of woods and a waterfall along the way.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Went out on a chilly February morning. Nice walk along lake. Ascent up to Rob's trail was very muddy. More mud on top, but overall a lot of fun. Definitely worth getting out for a hike with my daughter and friends.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Me and my gf adventured down this trail for the first time last week. Towards the end due to the winter weather the closer you get to the lake the more difficult it gets due to the snow and mud. In all it was well maintained and challenging enough.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Nice, quick out and back
Dry, will come back in the spring to see the falls

Sunday, August 21, 2016

fun climb but got there at 6 and climb to the road up at the top then walk down the road a little and cut down the woods to the parking lot to make it back before dark. I plan on going back and have more time to explore.

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

fun climb, a little slippery at times but I was wearing some carp shoes differently a fun hike or climb

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

This is an excellent trail.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Nice trail, water fall was quite beautiful, trail was partially marked, not necessarily a loop, but still nice hike!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Great little hike!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

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Sunday, April 06, 2014

Spring hiking along the falls. Nate Burgess.

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Sunday, April 06, 2014

Beautiful morning for a hike along the falls.

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Saturday, September 01, 2012

My family and I hiked this last weekend. Unfortunately, the creek was dry (late August with little rainfall). This made the climb down the falls quite easy. It's a beautiful place, and a very quick hike. I'd like to go back during the right season.

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Great gully and waterfalls - requires climbing to get to the upper most falls, well worth it

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