The 1,125-acre Caledonia State Park is in Adams and Franklin counties, midway between Chambersburg and Gettysburg on US 30. Caledonia is in the northernmost section of the Blue Ridge Mountains known locally as South Mountain. Blue Mountain, the easternmost ridge of the Allegheny Mountains, is to the west and northwest of the park across a large low, rolling, fertile valley known as the Great Valley. South Mountain is mostly composed of a hard rock called quartzite. The valleys on either side are underlined with limestone and shale. The soil is ideal for fruit production, proven by the abundance of orchards in the surrounding area.

With two kids, ages 8 and 10, it was an absolute hit! The tree canopies, water elements, and rock features...we will definitely do this hike again!

hiking
1 month ago

backpacking
2 months ago

Easy day hike with some beautiful scenery

decent

I loved this trail. I did the charcoal hearth walk. It was challenging, but a lot of fun (I should mention that I'm 5'3" and weigh about 240, don't judge!). I would not recommend doing this trail after a re entry rain, it is slippery. This would have been a 5 star trail if there had been a view. But it is a really nice walk in the woods.

hiking
3 months ago

A nice hike with numerous campsites, an Appalachian Trail shelter, and stream. The lead up to the loop is a forestry road, so next time I'll begin at the loop, branching off to explore the AT on an out-and-back to add some distance.

backpacking
3 months ago

Very nice day! Met Jim good man takes care of the trail very well.

Day hiked this shit a few years back now. Great views and elevation

hiking
7 months ago

A great day-hike with some amazing wandering through forests of rhododendron. Can't wait to hike this in May/June when the flowers are in bloom. Definitely start on the Locust Gap Trail heading northeast (up the mountain) and end on the AT heading south. The footing on the Hosack Run Trail is difficult in some parts and much easier heading up than coming down. A great hike!