Appalachian Trail: Caledonia to Old Forge Rd

MODERATE 16 reviews
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Appalachian Trail: Caledonia to Old Forge Rd is a 10.1 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Fayetteville, Pennsylvania that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1755 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

hiking

forest

river

views

rocky

White-blazed trail is generally easy walking, with occasional traversing of rock outcroppings and small boulder fields. Views are generally hemmed in by trees, but two scenic vista are marked by signs on trail, one north of 233 allows view of South Mountain Restoration Center, and the more spectacular Chimney Rocks vista is close to the southern carpark. One tricky area in the trail is a jog on Coral Ridge Road. Be sure to follow the white blazes; there are several false trails leaving the road. Hiking south to north gets the vertical change out of the way, leaving a predominantly gentle downhill the rest of the way. Many come from the north, leaving a moderately steep descent at the southern end. For those who only wish to climb to Chimney Rocks from the south and go back down, there is a blue-blazed alternative trail (an old logging road) at the Chimney Rock turnoff which rejoins the Appalachian Trail at Tumbling Run Creek.

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

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

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...

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Monday, January 20, 2014

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.

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Friday, November 15, 2013

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Sunday, April 15, 2012