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This is a self-guided trail that leads to the Catoctin Furnace ruins.


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0.4

Miles

0.6

KM

Point to Point

590' 180 m

High

498' 152 m

Low

4' 1 m

Up

95' 29 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek

Family Friendly This trail makes for an easy hike with a little history lesson thrown in.

This is open sunrise to sunset.

Description

This is a short interpretive trail through the Catoctin Furnace ruins. The signage and ruins provide a glimpse into the history of the area and the industrial revolution. The trail uses a pedestrian bridge to cross Route 15 and requires you to climb 46 steep steps up and down.

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Cheryl Ladota

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#377

in Maryland

#27,822

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Photos

Crossing the Bowstring Arch Bridge
Apr 7, 2018 near Thurmont, MD
Trailhead near the Casting Shed
Apr 7, 2018 near Thurmont, MD
Interpretive signage along the trail
Apr 7, 2018 near Thurmont, MD

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Mar 19, 2018
Cheryl Ladota
Nov 15, 2015
Guy Reese
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