South Hemlock Lake Trail

EASY 3 reviews

South Hemlock Lake Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Springwater, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
95 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wildlife

South Hemlock Lake

hiking
2 days ago

Starts out as a gravel road from the parking area down to the boat launch at the south end of the lake, then becomes a two-track path for the next 1.5 miles or so. At the end of the trail, a little side trail goes down to a small secluded beach area. It was a peaceful walk, since Hemlock is basically an undeveloped lake (IIRC, because it serves as Rochester’s water supply). Other than solitude (once you get past the boat launch) and not-bad views of the lake, it was sort of ho him. No complaints, but not much draw, either. We combined with the Reynolds Gully hike for a decent combo.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago