Winter recreation is available at Little Bear Hemlocks. While there are no designated trails, there are undeniable winter views perfect for backcountry cross country skiing and snowshoeing.
Located just west of the Mead Wildlife Area, Little Bear Hemlocks is one of four isolated woodlots - remnants of the once vast forest that historically occupied this landscape. This Hemlock trees dominate this 59-acre parcel many over 30 inches in diameter. The numerous trees and ferns provide a scenic area to go walking through during the warmer months and cross country skiing in the winter. This is one of the very few old-growth forest parcels remaining and is an excellent teaching and research site to study the effects of management on fragments of a once vast forest.
From the intersection of County G and US HH West in Junction City, go east on Highway 10 2.4 miles, then north on State Highway 34 1 mile, then west on Elm Road and park. The site lies north of the road. Hunting is not allowed.