Trailhead: Blue Blazes Whiskey Still Trail

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The Blues Blazes Trail is a short, easy hike along a stream.

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Quick Facts

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The Blue Blazes Trail is 0.3 miles one-way. Roundtrip to and from the Whiskey Still Exhibit from the trailhead is 0.6 miles. 

The Blue Blazes Whiskey Still Trail is accessed from the gravel parking lot across from the visitor center. The trailhead begins just before the wooden footbridge at the northwest corner of the gravel parking lot. As you travel along the Blue Blazes creek, interpretive trailside signs explore stream ecology and the history of whiskey production on Catoctin Mountain during the time of Prohibition. The trail concludes at an actual whiskey still.

Catoctin Mountain Park

Last updated: March 30, 2021