Tetsmine and Hemlock Lakes Trails

MODERATE 3 reviews
#5 of 10 trails in

Tetsmine and Hemlock Lakes Trails is a 15.9 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near South Frontenac, Ontario, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
15.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
257 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

birding

camping

cross country skiing

fishing

hiking

nature trips

paddle sports

trail running

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

historic site

24 days ago

This is my favourite hike to do at Frontenac. Particularly Tetsmine but adding Hemlock last fall was amazing. Hemlock had the best fall colours of any of my hikes last year. There's a spot where you see across the lake and you walk alongside it for a while and it was simply breathtaking with the beauty of fall.

Tetsmine is my favourite Frontenac trail because it has so much to see and its very balanced. There are several "wow" moments and they are evenly spread out. There are mines, waterfalls, a gorge, this beautiful meadow lined with mica bits (when the sun shines it looks like you are walking on golden pathways in a meadow - amazing!) when the water level is high there's even an infinity pond. This trail is awesome and its a challenging hike but we'll worth the effort and the extra drive to the far parking lot.

hiking
8 months ago

A beautiful area, with well maintained boardwalks and clear trail markings. There are many hiking loops to choose from in the park, so the length of hike can be customized to some degree. The landscape is mildly rugged Canada shield with many small lakes and ponds. Some areas were a little soft without being muddy, but it has been a wet year. There are pit toilets available at campsites scattered throughout the park.