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Hemlock Garden Trail

Pine Mountain State Resort Park

Pineville, Kentucky


About

The path descends down into a wooded ravine containing old-growth hemlock trees that are 3-4 feet in diameter and over 300 years old; the Hemlock Garden. Many large white oak and tulip poplar trees are also found here and several large sandstone boulders form Boulder Alley, where the trail meanders along a woodland stream among house-sized rocks. Other highlights include footbridges, cascading stream views and a charming native stone shelter house built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. An optional side-spur path leads to Inspiration Point, a large thicket of rhododendron nestled among towering hemlocks. Elevation change of 250 feet and marked with red blazes.

  • Length: 0.5 mi
  • Difficulty: Strenuous

  • Hiking
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1050 State Park Rd.
Pineville, KY 40977

Region: Eastern
County: Bell
Phone: 606-337-3066
Website: parks.ky.gov/findpar...
Email: PineMountain@ky.gov

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