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Catoctin Mountain Park

6602 Foxville Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788-1598
+1 301-663-9330
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Great if you like hiking

The staff is friendly and helpful. I went up to the blue ridge overlook. It’s a .3 mile hike each... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
ShadowDax
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Hereford, MD
via mobile
Beautiful Park, Great Hiking

Highly recommend the 3.2 mile Wolf Rock / Chimney Rock loop trail. The trailhead is at the... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
Pat S
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Darnestown, Maryland, USA
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You can't visit the Presidential retreat of Camp David here, but you can take advantage of the park's 25 miles of scenic hiking trails plus many outdoor activities including camping, fishing and picnicking.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chimney rock” (20 reviews)
“visitor center” (21 reviews)
“camp david” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
6602 Foxville Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788-1598
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+1 301-663-9330
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The staff is friendly and helpful. I went up to the blue ridge overlook. It’s a .3 mile hike each way. The map says it’s an “easy” hike, but this hike is definitely harder if you’re out of shape or can’t handle walking on uneven...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend the 3.2 mile Wolf Rock / Chimney Rock loop trail. The trailhead is at the Visitors Center and the path is well marked with orange blazes. We hiked counter-clockwise, which gets the less scenic portion out of the way first (about 1/3 of...More

2  Thank Pat S
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

I just rediscovered Catoctin Mountain Park. Driving along the moving water is a treat and the rock outcroppings are magnificent.

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Excellent, lesser known unit of the NPS system tucked away in the Maryland mountains. The visitor center has a few interesting exhibits dealing with the natural features of the area. I walked the Blue Blazes trail, which goes out from the visitor's center to the...More

2  Thank OPMaster1978
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

Went out on a lovely fall day to hike up to Chimney Rock. It was about 4.5 miles roundtrip from the visitor center uphill and down, and well worth it. We reached Wolf Rock first which is fascinating and has deep crevices that can be...More

1  Thank Panadda S
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful, rocky hiking trails. I have no idea where the deer hide, though! Camping available. I hike here often with kids and dog, lots of trails for different abilities. Junior Park ranger programs available. If you want quiet hiking, you won’t like the motorcycle traffic....More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Great camping here and even better hiking. Lots of history here too. Be sure to check out the old family-operated stills were similar to the one currently on display at the end of the Blue Blazes Whiskey Still trail.

1  Thank Cakes77
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Several great hikes at a variety of levels. Make sure to visit the Falls while you are there. Make sure to stop at the visitors center.

1  Thank ellenalaynemontoya
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful park. Great visitors center with knowledgeable rangers. We drove all the way through and checked out each camping area. We’d come back again, maybe someday as hosts.

1  Thank Catherine B
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Too late in the season for the waterfall. The area is really nice and there are a lot of things to do but not everyday. Had a nice short car ride.

2  Thank Starviagera
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Luann L
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Response from Michael T | Reviewed this property |
The Catoctin National Park is pet friendly (on leash). They have some limited rustic "tent only" camping. No electric or water. However, nearby across the road (MD route 77) is Cunningham Falls State Park which has camping... More
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