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?
The first Job Corps Center in President Johnson’s “War on Poverty,” operated from 1965-1969. Goals were to combine work, education, and recreation “to create a desire to become happy, useful, and self-supporting citizens,” to “create a good work attitude,” and to improve reading and math skills.