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Hemlock Cliffs

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About Hemlock Cliffs:

Hemlock Cliffs

Hemlock Cliffs is always occupied with rappellers or people seeking the outdoors. It is maintained by the NFS (Hoosier National Forest). This area has a wide variety of climbing... bouldering, and rock climbing on chossy stone..

ACCESS: The only restricted areas are the 2 main waterfalls. Climbing and Rappelling are off limits in these areas. Check the board in the parking lot for updates on restrictions.

DRINKING WATER: Bring your own water!!! Do not filter water from streams. Hemlock Trees grow in the area and release a poisoness chemical into the water.

TOPO MAPS: Every topo map published only lists 2 miles of trail. There are more within the park! Mezmer Cliff is not listed on any map, but will show up on a topo and if you ask the right local they can give you directions. We can not list everything on this site, you must find the climbing off the beaten path on your own.

CAMPING: Camping in the parking lot area is permitted. Some like to camp down in the canyon along the stream. Camping anywhere on NFS land is allowed as long as you are 300ft from the trail and 100ft from the stream or cliff.

Nearest town or city: English
Directions: From I 64 take the English exit. Head North for 2 miles. Turn right onto paved road. Drive down this road for another 2 miles. You take the gravel road to the right. About a mile down this gravel road you will see a Hemlock Cliff sign. Take that road to the right and it will lead you to the parking lot.

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Camping: Free
When to Climb: Summer
Quantity of Climbs: Year

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With Replies trip boardin1229 1 Sep 26 2009, 11:21 AM