In the isolated western ramparts of SGL 13 is a stream called Hemlock Run. I have long suspected it had waterfalls, so I went to find out.
There is a parking area and a small sign identifying the creek, located at 41.318183, -76.506174. The road leading to Hemlock Run may be gated outside of hunting season. A car can negotiate this road, but it is a little rough and a vehicle with some clearance is a good idea.
I parked at the parking area and there was a gated road to the west of the run. Because this road climbed high above Hemlock Run, I decided not to take it. Rather, I hiked up the run instead.
There was a faint footpath that crossed the run a few times. It was a beautiful area. Hemlock Run doesn’t have many hemlocks, but there were plenty of spruce growing, enhancing the scenery. Red trilliums dotted the ground.
The faint trail I was on evaporated in brushy and wet areas, so I continued to follow the run as it tumbled over cobblestones. The run turned west and entered a rocky gorge with moss and springs. The rock was loose and shifted under my feet. The first falls was about 6 feet, the second about 15, and the third about 12. The isolation of this place was incredible.
I bushwhacked south, over a ridge and down to a tributary stream of Hemlock Run, where there was a cool, little gorge. I then retraced my steps back to my car under drizzling rain.
I drove back down the road where I saw a sign for Deep Hollow. Intrigued, I had to explore. I found a trail on the west side of the creek and some small waterfalls. I climbed up the gorge. It featured open hardwoods with some large trees, but no more waterfalls. Regardless, it was a beautiful place.
SGL 13 is a waterfall paradise. I have seen about forty waterfalls on these game lands.