West Hiking Trails
NOTE: 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.
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).
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!
Last updated: July 17, 2018