Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Caledonia State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Wonderful Moderate level trail with multiple fire pits along the trail. I would recommend bringing some food and taking a rest here or there. Watch your footing, as it can get pretty Rocky on some areas. Not for biking or running. Enjoy the workout!

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rocky
17 days ago

Peaceful trail in the woods

A perfect fall morning!

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rocky
26 days ago

I drove up to the end of the lollipop "stick" and started this trail in a clockwise motion. Lots of stuff to look at (including a Christmas tree!) and lots of campers and lots of rocks. I decided once the Hosack Trail joined back up with AT to turn right and head north on AT to catch a vista. Take AT until it connects to a dirt road. once the dirt road hits an intersection, take a right onto Stillhouse Hollow Road and there is a gorgeous view about 0.5 miles on the right called "Dark Hollow Lookout" or something of the sort. I then turned around and went back the way I came, continued South on AT and then left onto Locust Gap Trail to get back to my car.

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1 month ago

Trail was very easy and enjoyable. Could be a great running trail.

Great trail! Has a few steep spots but is great!

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2 months ago

easy trail. part of the original trail is closed.

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rocky
2 months ago

hiked up to the shelter and pitched a tent. nice loop with lots of campsites on hosack run.

Currently the mapped trail on here includes about a half mile of gravel road. If you want to start your hike on the actual trail, simply drive up the gravel road until it ends. Plenty of parking up there. The trail itself is well maintained and a pleasure! I saw no one there on a weekday. It's for foot travel only, no horses or bicycles. Lots of rocks and roots which can be fun depending on your preference. A few good views. Also three or four campsites as well as a rest station on the Appalachian Trail section. There are a few stream crossings, enough water to drink from if you have a filter straw or similar. I hiked half and ran the other. Loved it! I will definitely return.

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3 months ago

Relatively flat trail, great for those with young kids. well shaded on a hot day. only complaint is there is a good chunk of it where you hear road noise which takes away from the beauty of it. took our dog who did well.

Nice hike with some hills for good cardio workout. Consider starting in Caledonia Park going up the AT as opposed to Quarry Gap Road (as suggested to me from another hiker). Better workout and views.

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rocky
3 months ago

This was a great trail! I hiked counterclockwise and I'm glad I did. It seemed easier than the reverse personaly. Loved the rhododendron tunnels and the water crossings! I had seen someone say there was lake access but I never saw anything like that. Just mountain streams. Love the solitude of the trail. I only passed a handful of people and they were very spaced out. Lots of wildlife such as deer, ringsnakes, chipmunks, squirrels, different birds... It did take a while to finish, but I have asthma and had to take breaks a little more than I'd like to admit. Finished it though and I'm glad I did.

One of my favorites. Beautiful fairly easy hike with occasional lake access for the pup.

Nice afternoon hike! Well maintained trail with some pretty single track.

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4 months ago

it's a really easy hike for the little ones!

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4 months ago

Nice easy hike. Easily completed with three kids (ages 6, 5, and 2.5).

very good trail for a afternoon hike AT shelter was Unique .

beautiful trail covered in blooming rhododendrons . canopies are gorgeous. good elevation, breaks a sweat. one of our favorite hikes. we parked at the dead end and went counterclockwise. end by going south on Appalachian trail.

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