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Trail

26.3 mile 42.3 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 3,856' 1,175 m
Descent: -3,637' -1,108 m
High: 1,770' 539 m
Low: 633' 193 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 37% (20°)

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Trail shared by Luke AT

A long distance hiking/biking trail along Catoctin Mountain

Luke AT

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

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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Nov 3, 2018
Steven Lunsford
Sep 29, 2018
Ridgeway Forge
Grueling Hike, the aquifers were overflowing and I had to ford streams about two dozen times. Lots of solitude, remote trail in the woods. 20.5mi — 7h 30m
Oct 19, 2017
DM Navigator
Started at Delauter Rd. intersection, and ended at the northern trailhead as a day hike. Added in some brief spur trails to Cunningham falls and ot… 20.2mi
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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