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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.


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.

Sandra Roberts

Thursday, May 10, 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 fair you choose to go.

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.

Ms Jah

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
the mountain is beautiful.😍 They have camp grounds as well. plenty of trails to hike. the view from the mountain is breathtaking 😍😍 Saturday hike or Sunday stroll either way its beautiful. the trees are amazing especially if u are a tree hugger. 😃😆

Todd Metcalfe

Friday, Feb. 2, 2018
One of my favorite places to hike in Maryland. You can get great Vista views here. To me the Eastern overlooks are more memorable than the ones in the West. I especially like chimney Rock and the Thurmont vista. The park provides access to many miles of hiking trails as it connects to Cunningham falls state park. One of my favorite walks in the park is going to Cunningham falls. Which is roughly a 3 mile round trip hike. This section of trail can get icy though. I was happy that I brought my micro spikes after a long cold snap.

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