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Catoctin Mountain Park

6602 Foxville Road

Catoctin's diverse cultural resources provide several vignettes of our nation's history in one small location. Native Americans quarried rhyolite for the production of lithic tools. A charcoal and iron industry is still visible today, along with smaller industries including farms, sawmills, and an old moonshine still. Historic structures and products of the Works Progress Administration and the Civilian Conservation Corps, along with the site of our nation's firstJobCorpsCenter, are tangible reminders of the capability of vigorous youth programs to strengthen the nation’s economic and social fabric. The totality of resources found inCatoctinMountainParkreflects much of the early fabric of our country.


Sandra Roberts

Thursday, June 21, 2018
The hike is fairly easy (although part of it seems to be over a (very shallow) stream, so your shoes may get a little wet). The views are awesome! It's a good half day activity- depending on how far you choose to go.

kathe coopersmith

Sunday, April 1, 2018
We hiked here on Saturday and Easter Sunday. We hiked the orange trail today (Sunday) and we started our hike at the headquarters office rather than the visitors center. It was definitely the way to do it. When you start the hike the way we did today, you immediately start your uphill climb. If we had begun at the visitors center we would have been descending until we got to the headquarters location. There's nothing worse than descending just before your uphill climb! Yesterday we hiked the yellow trail and started at the visitors center which worked out just fine. Both were quite enjoyable hikes.

Harley King

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Lovely hike. Lovely falls. Great lake swimming with that unmistakable lake smell. We love that MD parks honor the 4th grader Nat'l Park pass. Thank you.

Ashley Stevenson

Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018
Poor maintenance of the restrooms. No running water to wash hands. Trails were nice. Personally not with the money to enter

Kyle Graybill

Monday, April 30, 2018
Great trails! Plenty of options for all levels of hikers. I personally love Chimney Rock and Wolf rock. Love to climb all over them. You can bring your dog on the trails too, just keep them leashed please. My troop would bring a lunch and eat on the top of Wolf rock. Not for everyone though! Be careful with your footing.

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