Appalachian Trail: Old Forge Picnic Grounds to Caledonia State Park

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Appalachian Trail: Old Forge Picnic Grounds to Caledonia State Park is a 14.7 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Waynesboro, Pennsylvania that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 14.7 miles Elevation Gain: 3,126 feet Route Type: Point to Point

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rocky
4 months ago

I’d say hard is accurate but worth the views especially short detour to Chimney Rocks Need some common sense navigating as spots where you could use few more markers and there’s none but overall awesome trail section For the love of my girls

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rocky
6 months ago

We started at the Picnic grounds across from Camp Penn. The parking was very accessible. We went on the trail towards Chimney Rock. There were so many beautiful water crossings, and you hiked next to a stream the majority of the hike. There was even a little path off the trail down into a beautiful brook with really cool trees and a small waterfall. There was also a spring located off the trail that was super neat. The trail had really cool rock formations, and rock steps at some parts. We made it up to Chimney Rocks which was very neat! Definitely worth it.

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Sat Oct 06 2018

Started on AT where Means Hollow Rd intersects Ridge Rd. Hiked south 7 miles to Caledonia SP. This trail was widely varied along the ridge which made it quite pleasant, and south of Stillhouse Rd, in slightly lower areas, a wonderful 'tunnel' of overgrown Rhododendron impresses one along with abundant springs. Lower end of trail nearing Caledonia is very steep and difficult. I recommend a 2 car hike starting up north heading south due to that simple fact. Across the stream from the AT shelter in some ruins just above Caledonia, we saw a tree that had been abused by bear. It was scratched down through bark to the inner layer in a doormat sized display.

Wed Apr 05 2017

Great day hike!

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Thu Jun 09 2016

So many rocks! Beautiful and peaceful.

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Sat Apr 06 2013

Started in Bear Town and walked over to Old Forge at Camp Penn. it's a pretty nice walk with a camp station half way to take a rest. It took us 3.5 hours with kids as young as 6 and taking a lunch break at the halfway station. Great way to get the family up and moving for a few hours.

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Sun Feb 26 2012

The trail was pretty clear from debis. Good workout from Old Forge and over South Mountain. Wonderful rock formations, nice scenic views.

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