Hiking Catoctin Mountain Park

Featured, Hiking, Travel

March 14, 2021

Catoctin Mountain Park is a really cool park in the north-central area of Maryland. The park is part of the Catoctin Mountain ridge, which is a range in the northeastern part of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Plus, Catoctin Mountain Park is managed by the National Park Service!

I visited this park for a hiking day trip and absolutely loved it! I did the Extended Loop Trail, which is a 9.9-mile trail that combines the park’s three major trail loops. The trail was beautiful and takes you to most of the park’s most scenic spots including Chimney Rock, Thurmont Vista, Wolf Rock, Cunningham Falls, Hog Rock, and Blue Ridge Summit.

The trail was moderately difficult, but well-maintained and really scenic throughout. There were so many interesting things to see along the way!

Here are some highlights from the trail.

Chimney Rock

Wolf Rock

Thurmont Vista

Cunningham Falls

Hog Rock

Blue Ridge Summit

General Trail Views

Looking for more hiking trip ideas? Check out this post about my favorite weekend hiking trips from Delaware!

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Hi there! I'm Abby. 
I'm a traveling photographer, writer, and artist and I'm most passionate about using visual communication connecting people with the outdoors.


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