There are a total of seven skill challenges in Caledon Forest which will grant you a total of seven skill points. Collecting all seven skill points should take between half an hour to a full hour, depending on your waypoint unlocks and your level. Since the zone is level 1-15, there aren’t any truly difficult fights and all of the skill challenges can be completed by a level 14-15 player.
The first step is to head to The Grove, the Sylvari capital city and walk out of the northern exit. You’ll be on the southern end of Caledon and will want to make your way west to the first skill challenge.
Skill challenge locations are marked on your map. To see where they are located, open your map by hitting the [M] key.
Indicates a skill challenge that has not been completed
Indicates a skill challenge that has been completed
Caledon Forest Map
Here’s a map outlining all of the skill challenges and a list in the order that I did them in. You do not have to do them in this order, but you should generally start on the bottom and work your way up. Click the map to enlarge.
The Waterfall Skill Challenge (Commune)
This one is a bit tricky and a bit simple. As a commune point without any enemies around, it’s actually pretty easy just to walk up and grab. The tricky part is that you’ll need to jump up a small bit of terrain to get to it. I approached it like most things in GW2, pointed my character around the base of the ground, and began jumping feverishly. That got me up to the skill challenge in no time. The vista on the other side actually shows you the skill challenge.
Morgan’s Orchid Skill Challenge (Inventory Item)
This one is a simple inventory item skill challenge. You’ll head to Morgan’s Spiral where there is a plant at the bottom of the tree. Simply interact with it to get an item in your inventory. Use that item and you’ll have completed this skill challenge. Really simple stuff. Both of these can be completed effortlessly at level 2.
Defeat the Thorn Wolf Scariel and Its Pack Skill Challenge (Combat)
To start with, speak with Warden Spy Alarin in order to get transported past the Briarthorn Den Entrance. Once inside, proceed to the skill challenge and activate it. A veteran wolf and two allies spawn and you simply must defeat them to claim victory and your skill point. There isn't any enemies to fight in the camp other than these, so it's actually pretty easy. You can also trap them in the hut and AoE all three down without much effort.
Defeat the Ancient Maguuma Wurm and Its Hatchlings (Combat)
This one is easy to get to, simply walk up to the skill challenge point and activate it. At this point a veteran wurm and two hatchlings spawn, take them down and the skill challenge is complete. Take the hatchlings out first and hopefully a few players nearby will help with the wurm, although it is slow to attack, so be sure to dodge.
Defeat the Knight of Sorrows and Her Attendants (Combat)
This one is close to the level 50 dungeon in the zone. You’ll want to activate the skill point beside the tree called “Powerful Darkness” and get ready to face a Veteran Knight of Sorrows and two Attendants of Sorrows. She is level 14, so be ready for a rather difficult fight. There is a lot of enemies nearby too who hit hard, even at level 50 I had a bit of difficulty with this one.
Krait Alter Skill Challenge (Commune)
Time to go for a swim! This one is underwater and rather simple. Go to the skill point and swim down, under the krait slavers village and continue going all the way down, until you reach the floor. It’ll be right there ready for you to commune with it. The next one is easy to get to from here, just go to the surface and swim south.
Defeat Swift Arrow Skill Challenge (Combat)
Swift Arrow is level 11, so not that difficult to take on solo, just be ready to dodge roll. If you’re having trouble getting to him, you’ll want to swim across from the skill challenge marker and take the bridge across. He’s waiting on the other end. Talk to him to begin the challenge, you won't get any NPC help but he is rather easy to take on.
That’s all seven skill challenges in Caledon Forest. Happy hunting!