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Catoctin Mountain Park
Based on 66 traveler reviews
Nice day hikes
Jan 27, 2015 by: Laurie D from Baltimore, Maryland
We enjoyed a couple days of hiking the trails and appreciated the helpful suggestions and recommendations of the rangers. We were briefly lost on a trail that was not well-marked, but were able to guide ourselves and another lost couple back to the course. Both easy and challenging trails offer opportunities for multiple hiking levels.
Jan 11, 2015 by: Wic808 from Wiconisco
This is a great stopping place!! It's got a nice visitor center. It's a little small but it's got a few interesting exhibits. The ranger was very nice and helpful. It's a beautiful park with LOTS of hiking trails.
Get out of the car and take a walk!!! This is a great break!
Jan 06, 2015 by: ITFerg from Camp Lejeune, NC
Husband is always finding great little hikes to break up our trips. One, it is healthy and two, it is fun! This was no different! The visitor center is staffed by very knowledgeable people. The displays are fresh and insightful. We were very impressed with all the details provided about the area. The very short hike to the old whiskey still is easy but very pretty. We visited in December, no leaves on the trees and muddy but it was still just beautiful. We also did the Chimney Rock hike which was a little longer but It provided for some great views. It is easy to get in and out of this area and the visitor center is very kid friendly (not that we have kids but we did see a lot of little humans around)!
pretty, but trails are not well-blazed
Dec 31, 2014 by: Chava Z from Maryland, United States
When there's a layer of leaves on the ground, it's hard to see where the trail is. I don't believe there are blazes along the trail.
Nov 21, 2014 by: Stefanie212 from Washington DC, District of Columbia
This is a great park for hiking and enjoying the scenery. Friends and I spent a lovely November Sunday exploring Wolf Rock and Chimney Rock and taking in the views and the fall colors. This is an easy drive from DC, just about an hour in good traffic. The park rangers at the visitor center were extremely helpful and gave great advice about the trails, as well.
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