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Hike Name: Appalachian Trail - PA 16 To Caledonia State Park
Country: United States
State / Region: Pennsylvania
Nearby Town: Gettysburg
Rating: 3 stars
Directions: Caledonia is at the intersection of US 30 and PA 233. From Gettysburg:

1: Start out going North on US-15 BR towards LINCOLN SQ. 0.1 miles
(0.1 km)
2: Enter next roundabout and take 3rd exit onto US-30. 14.7 miles
(23.6 km)
Total Distance: 14.8 miles (23.7 km)
Total Hike Distance: 14.60 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Permit Required: No
Hike Starts: PA 16
Hike Ends: Caledonia State Park
Trails Used: Appalachian Trail
Hike Type: One-Way, Shuttle Hike
Backcountry Campsites: Yes
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams, Springs
Management: U.S. Forest Service
Contact Information: Caledonia State Park
40 Rocky Mountain Rd.
Fayetteville, PA 17222-9610
Best Season: Fall
Users: Hikers, Dogs
Hike Summary: This is another short section of the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania that heads northbound from PA 16 to Caledonia State Park at US 30. The A.T. passes a number of shelters in this area including the Antietam, Tumbling Run, and Rocky Mountain Shelters. At US 30, the Trail passes through Caledonia State Park which has a picnic area, restrooms, a public telephone, campsites, a shower, a snack area, and a pool. Pennsylvania summers are very hot and humid, and the pool was a welcome site during our thru-hike. The Thaddeus Stevens blacksmith shop is also located in the park and it has a small museum. Thaddeus Stevens was an abolitionist and owned the shop during the Civil War. The area was destroyed by Confederate troops en route to the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863.
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads

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