Self-Guided Field Trips
If you are developing your own field trip, there are several shorter trails in Catoctin Mountain Park that offer excellent learning opportunities.
Give us a call if you'd like to discuss the possibilities and opportunities. (301) 663-9388.
The Brown's Farm Trail, located at the Owens Creek Picnic Area, is a 1/2 mile loop with a brochure that explores several environmental concepts.
The Hog Rock Trail is a mile loop trail featuring tree identification. A brochure is available.
The Whiskey Still Trail is a 1/2 mile round trip near the park Visitor Center that follows a stream. Wayside signs along the trail discuss stream ecology and the story of the Blue Blazes Whiskey Still.
Did You Know?
There are 4 types of squirrels found in Catoctin Mountain Park. The largest is the Fox Squirrel, the most common the Grey Squirrel. The Red Squirrel is known for being very vocal and the Flying Squirrel really only glides.