Catoctin National Scenic Trail

 4 votes

26.3 Miles 42.3 Kilometers


Singletrack

3,856' 1,175 m

Ascent

-3,637' -1,108 m

Descent

1,770' 539 m

High

633' 193 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

37%

Max Grade (20°)

Unknown

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A long distance hiking/biking trail along Catoctin Mountain

Luke AT

Overview

Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Lake — River/Creek — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

Description

The trail traverses mostly through the hardwood forest, profuse with mountain laurel on Catoctin Mountain and passes through Gambrills State Park, the Frederick Municipal Watershed, Cunningham Falls State Park, and Catoctin Mountain Park.

Although the trail lacks many outstanding features other than the White Rocks Overlook, spur trails lead to a number of other beautiful vistas, following along Fishing Creek before coming near to Cunningham Falls.

Camping is only permitted at organized campgrounds in the parks.

From the trail's northern terminus is a 2-mile road connection to the Appalachian Trail: Wolfsville Road to Pen Mar Park section.

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Sep 9, 2017
Michael Scherger
MAHG 9mi
Aug 7, 2017
Adrian Barros
Well maintained along the Gambril trail
Jul 4, 2017
Meaghan H
Jun 8, 2017
Bonnie Sweigart
1.5mi

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  4.0 from 4 votes

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