Along every hill and in every bend in the trail, a new experience, a new beauty, a new connection to Nature, waits for you at Catoctin Mountain Park.
West Side Trail Update:
To aid hikers and equestrians alike, the Horse Trails are currently being blazed.
These trails will be identified with a Orange Triangle.
To date, only the Horse Trail from the Chestnut Picnic Area to the Owens Creek Picnic Area has been completed. Please check this page for updates.
Offering easy to strenuous hikes, the East Side trails can lead you to stunning overlooks and vistas, access to Cunningham Falls, along with historical and interpretive exhibits. Numerous maps and guides for the East Side trails are available.
The West Side Trails of Catoctin Mountain Park offer a wilder, more quieter hiking expereience. Adventurous hikers are more likely to see wildlife, wetlands, and an up-close view of nature. Remnants of former farms dot the land. The park's west side contains picnic areas, campgrounds, and Adirondack Shelters that connect with the trails. Self-guided brochures for the Brown's Farm and Deerfield Nature Trail are also available.
Approximately 6 miles of Horse Trails are maintained in Catoctin Mountain Park for public horseback riding. Trailer parking is available across from the entrance to Camp Greentop. If the parking area is snow covered or muddy, horse trailers should be parked at Round Meadow and horses led or ridden along the shoulder of Park Central Road to the trails.
The trail is open for day use only, from April 15th through January 31st and is closed in the winter to help preserve the trail.
Last updated: July 17, 2018