Explore the most popular hiking 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.

Nice steady up and down

Beautiful trail for a quick hike. Interesting history in the area as well.

Great hike, slow incline, steep incline.
Places to sit at the top yo test and/or enjoy the area.
Only negative, I lost my sunglasses.
Trekking poles are beneficial at times on this trail
We clocked a little more mileage then posted, paled at campground at the start, completed with 6.88miles.

Good hike, a little confusing around the maintenance building.
Really didn't care for walking along the highway though.

A very pleasant hike! I would not say it is lightly trafficked on the A.T. part, but the Hosack Run Trail was pleasant with quiet campsites and few people! I would not consider this as a difficult trail, but easy-moderate. The scenery is nice with the A.T. green tunnel and the flowing water sources, but it is also rocky! Such a lovely hike!

solid with a dog great for a shakedown

awesome. trail was Rocky though needed better shoes. plenty of helpful people and water everywhere.

Good trail with a mix of scenery. There are two places to park- the campground (you'll walk up a gravel road) or the start of the loop (drive up the dead end/gravel road).

Good Route- worth the time. Counter clockwise from the Parking area is less steep.. the AT is a climb along well worn trail. There are several good sites along this route...

great hike... perfect for a late afternoon early evening...

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!

backpacking
Monday, April 03, 2017

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
Sunday, February 26, 2017

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
Sunday, February 26, 2017

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
Friday, November 25, 2016

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!

This was my first time. Was more then I expected. Will definitely be go back for more.

We walked the 2 mile Ramble trail. It was late in the day, so we didn't want to commit to something more than we needed to. This was perfect for that! Very flat, nice scenery, and the fall colors were coming through. If we had more time, we would have wanted more elevation change, but this is perfect for someone who wants a walk in the woods. The only drawback was the sound of the nearby road for pretty much the whole hike.

A great, moderate hike for beginning backpackers. Plenty of water sources and the most difficult parts are not that long. We hiked from Caledonia State Park up the AT and around the loop to Rocky knob trail where we camped the night. We then hiked back for a total of 14 miles. Going back to do the rest!

Monday, August 03, 2015

not as easy on a hungover Sunday as Carol would lead you to believe but overall a great 5-7 mile trek.

Walked the 2.0 mile Ramble trail. It is very easy going and easy on the eyes. Highly recommended for those who want a walk in the woods without having to climb.

Took the charcoal hearth trail from the parking lot before you get to the park office. The hike was challenging, as it was pretty steep initially, but was beautiful! My dog appreciated the last leg of the trail which runs beside a little creek-she walked & played in it the entire way! I would definitely recommend this loop trail and will be back to explore others in the park!

We did a day hike from Old Forge to Caledonia..definitely made the right decision by starting south and heading north. We are novice hikers, but we really enjoy this hike and the challenges it gave us...with a few breaks, and a nice scare from a snake, it took us 6 hours...

Had a great time on this trail. Not to bad of a hike with a great view. At theology out point there was a ravens nest just off the side of the cliff. We stayed in the tumbling run shelter just to camp out and it was a really nice campsite.

hiking
Sunday, June 23, 2013

My favorite park in the area. Nice variety of trails from easy nature walks to the Appalachian trail head. Always nice to cook out and then hike near the streams and ponds. Great wildlife, too!

hiking
Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Absolutely loved walking these trails! The Appalachian Trail was a steep trail but not too strenuous. Had plenty of picnic areas for families to enjoy. Will definitely be visiting this state park again!

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