Hemlock Trail Loop

MODERATE 10 reviews

Hemlock Trail Loop is a 0.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Laurel Run, West Virginia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
36 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

wildlife

muddy

rocky

The trail entrance is right off of Route 73 at the end of the pull-off used for parking. I suggest a counter clock wise route to get along the stream for the first half. There are several old hemlocks that have fallen across the mountian stream that can be used as natural bridges to cross back and forth and provide great photo ops. Be careful as these can become quite slick when wet.

19 days ago

This is my favorite trail near our home. The chance to hike along a stream and take in the sounds of rushing water is very calming. I enjoy this trail year round.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike that’s pretty easy!! Can get a little icy in the winter.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful in the winter, can't wait to go back again this Summer and check it out!

2 months ago

Beautiful trail full of mature trees, ferns, and plenty of mossy boulders. Went recently this winter (2018) and it was almost even more breathtaking than in the summer. All the little waterfalls frozen over and small ice cycles hanging from everything. Great place to set up a hammock and cook a quick meal over a stove or read a book.

hiking
8 months ago

Went to the right when it split and the first half of trail was great. Beside the rushing water of creek and plenty of spots to let the dog play in water or just sit and listen to nature. The second half of the trail was a little overgrown and not quite as enjoyable. Opens up a little when it gets close to the initial split

hiking
9 months ago

Love this trail, take my dog almost every day. Maintained very well, watch the weather because the water levels rise a lot and moves very quickly after a storm.

hiking
9 months ago

This is my favorite trail in terms of beauty. Just breath taking.

9 months ago

The trail is short, but you can take a few routes to make it longer. Even better? Eat lunch or just enjoy life on the rocks. The water is incredible. The area breathtaking. Hemlock trail is also one of my favorites. If you want to get anyone interested in hiking - start here. If you want to show anyone how to find a quick appreciation of Mother Nature - again...start here. I did cross the path by the cairn and admired the hemlocks. There was a gorgeous black bear in the hemlock grove. Not sure who was more afraid of who :)

hiking
Monday, April 03, 2017

Quick little trip unless you want to work your eay towards Chestnut Ridge.

hiking
10 months ago