• Catoctin Mountain

    Catoctin Mountain

    Park Maryland

Self-Guided Field Trips

Line drawing of a road into the forest with woodland creatures lining the path.

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?

Black & White photo of the 1929 Blue Blazes Whiskey Still that was raided by Deputy Hauver.

Deputy Sheriff Clyde L. Hauver was the first Frederick County, Maryland, Deputy to be killed in the line of duty. He was leading a raid on the Blue Blazes Whiskey Still on July 31, 1929 when he was shot and killed.