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.
Catoctin Mountain Park is currently in the process of blazing its hiking trails. The Chimney Rock/Wolf Rock Loop and Gateway Trail have been completed.
WHITE BLAZES Mark the Gateway Trail (Visitor Center to Lewis Property.)
ORANGE BLAZES Mark the Chimney Rock/Wolf Rock/Visitor Center Loop Trail.
Blazing for additional trails will occur in the Spring of 2017.
East Side Trails
The east side of the park features stunning vistas, challenging terrain, and access to Cunningham Falls. Most trailheads begin at the visitor center. Parking and trailheads are also available by the park headquarters and at three points along Park Central Road.
Shorter in Length - 1 mile or less round trip
Longer in Length
West side trails
The west side of the park is the wilder side. 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 picnic areas, campgrounds, and back-country shelters connect with the trails.
The Catoctin National Recreation Trail and the Horse Trail dominate the west side. Hikers may use the Catoctin National Recreation Trail to access Cunningham Falls (~2 miles from the Chestnut Picnic Area).
Click on the map to the right for trail lengths and contours, or download the trail guides below:
Brochures for Nature Trails
The Hog Rock Nature Trail signs have recently been placed in newer locations! These new posts are now labeled! A new a revised guide for the Hog Rock Nature Trail is coming soon!
Tips for Planning Your Trip
Remember, walking/hiking estimated time varies on hiking ability and pace. Finally, have fun, be safe and have an adventure!