Hemlock Lake

Hemlock Lake

Hemlock Lake is a popular destination for fishing and has a small campground, but to see lots of flowers, there is a long but gentle loop hike that takes you past meadows, wetlands, forest, a small pond, and a rocky roadcut before returning to the lake.


Trail: 5.6 miles round trip around Yellow Jacket Loop trail (4550–5250′)
Location: Douglas County; Umpqua National Forest, North Umpqua Ranger District
USGS Map: Quartz Mountain; T27S.R1E.S28,32,33
Habitats: lake, forest, meadow, wet meadow, roadside
Bloom: June to August


From Roseburg drive Hwy 138 east to Glide. Just before you get to the North Umpqua Ranger Station turn right onto Little River Road 17. Follow Road 17 for 16.5 miles until it becomes Forest Service Road 27 near Coolwater Campground. Continue on the well-signed Road 27 for 3 miles to the end of the pavement, then continue another 11 miles on the gravel road. Turn right onto Road 495, which after 0.7 mile ends at the Hemlock Lake Campground. If you miss the turn, turn around at the next road, which goes to a boat ramp on the east side of the lake.

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