Laurel Hill State Park consists of 3,935 acres of mountainous terrain in Somerset County. The 63-acre Laurel Hill Lake is a focal point of the park. Laurel Hill is surrounded by thousands of acres of pristine state park and state forest lands. A trail system invites visitors to hike and explore the park and observe the diversity of plants and wildlife. Hemlock Trail passes through a beautiful stand of old growth hemlocks.

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1 month ago

Beautiful, well marked hike. Thoroughly enjoyed the Hemlock Trail portion the best.

3 months ago

best short walk a person can take!

Beautiful lake.

NOT a loop trail. When you get to the dam you can’t cross the water and have to double back. The trail the other way was a little eroded.

very nice trail. took a left from trailhead. when we got to the dam there was no way across so we returned by same route. 8 of us had a great time. easy walking and nice trail. restroom and other facilities including bike and canoe rental at the dam.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

This is my favorite trail in Laurel Hill SP and is great in any season. The combination of creek and hemlock is peaceful and pretty. Lots of places to pause and enjoy the surroundings.

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Tuesday, November 01, 2016

This is a great loop hike. Varying scenery. Bobcat trail can be steep at parts and a little rough but the others are very nice and comfortable to walk on.

If you're using a state park map:
It starts at the #4 boat launch
Briefly north and turn left before the bridge to get on Hemlock Trail.
Left/West on Buck Run Road.
Right turn onto Bobcat Trail.
Bobcat Trail to a left on Beltz Trail/Road.
Left onto Martz Trail
Right onto Pump House Trail
Go past the 1st right for Tram Road Trail (wrong direction).
Take the 2nd right onto Tram Road Trail
Tram Road Trail along the river
Right across the bridge at the Teaching Station
Stay on this unnamed trail/road until the big parking area and beach.
Then you can find your way to Copper Kettle Trail along the water and turn left/north to the #4 boat launch.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Hemlock is a lovely trail and it is fairly easy as mentioned by other reviewers. For a longer hike I suggest taking Hemlock and connecting to the Bobcat Trail (easily shown on the map). Two totally different but beautiful trails. Enjoy.

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Monday, August 24, 2015

It was an amazing trail! So pretty with the trail following the creek the whole way! Will definitely hike this again soon!!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Nice short hike to beautiful area

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Monday, June 04, 2012

I have hiked this trail in every season, and I try to hike it at least once every year. There is a small stand of old growth Eastern Hemlocks at the north end of the trail, one of which is the largest hemlock I've seen outside the Pacific Northwest. The view of Laurel Hill Creek from the other end of the trail is also very nice.

A minor complaint is that I wish the trail was longer. It's such a nice hike that I don't want it to end!

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