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Catoctin Mountain Park

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Address: 6602 Foxville Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788
Phone Number: 301-663-9330
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Activities: Cross-country skiing, Fishing, Hiking
Description: You can't visit the Presidential retreat of Camp David here, but you can...
You can't visit the Presidential retreat of Camp David here, but you can take advantage of the park's 25 miles of scenic hiking trails plus many outdoor activities including camping, fishing and picnicking.
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Pleasant hiking with good forest, interesting geology

We very much enjoyed the well marked trails and the chance to walk in mature forest and see some interesting geological features. We did not walk to Sutherland Falls (it was a hot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Beijing, Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We very much enjoyed the well marked trails and the chance to walk in mature forest and see some interesting geological features. We did not walk to Sutherland Falls (it was a hot day and the falls seemed to be very crowded), but went up to Wolf Rock and Chimney Rock. Beautiful afternoon.

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conn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Nice quite park. Low key recreation area with a couple nice historical attractions sawmill, whiskey still, and good hiking trails. I spent a couple of midweek nights at the Owens Creek campground nice quite stream side tent sites. The restrooms are not cleaned at all during the week so they get rather gruddy by weeks end. campground is by advance... More 

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

There are multiple hiking trails in the park. On this stop we used the Hog Rock parking area, and that had access to two trail heads. A couple of hiking suggestions would be the Thurmont vista trail and the Blue Ridge Summit trail, both short, not too steep, and lead to a nice view. You can hike between the two,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We were driving south from Gettysburg and saw this place. We didn't realize that this area, somewhere, is Camp David where the President goes. Stopped so the kids could get their Junior Ranger badge here and only here for about an hour. Great visitor center though and as we rode through, looks like lots of great trails and hikes available.... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I went hiking for the first time in years and it happened to be at Catoctin Mountain Park. I found the trails to be easy enough although there were a couple of good climbs. I also enjoyed the incredible views of the mountains and the lake. It was also cool to jump the rocks. After the hike, check out Mountain... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Within Catoctin Mountain Park is the definitely rustic, decidedly low-key historic Camp Misty Mount. Built during the Works Progress Administration for the girl scouts, Misty Mount is an easy-going, small collection of stone and log cabins perfect for all sorts who want a back-to-the-basics camping experience without the hassle of a tent. What makes Camp Misty Mount attractive to us... More 

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Frederick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is always a natural and serene area to visit, no matter what time of year. We like to come to the nature center, small but interesting, and visit the wild bird sanctuary where there are caged species of predatory species. I feel bad to see them caged but I suppose that some have to be for educational purposes. I'm... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We went on hiking there and really enjoyed it. The weather helped as well :-). That wasn't our first time at the park, but definetely a good one. Allow at least three hours to spend there, since there are many nice trails....

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We enjoyed a couple days of hiking the trails and appreciated the helpful suggestions and recommendations of the rangers. We were briefly lost on a trail that was not well-marked, but were able to guide ourselves and another lost couple back to the course. Both easy and challenging trails offer opportunities for multiple hiking levels.

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Wiconisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

This is a great stopping place!! It's got a nice visitor center. It's a little small but it's got a few interesting exhibits. The ranger was very nice and helpful. It's a beautiful park with LOTS of hiking trails.

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Address: 6602 Foxville Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788
Phone Number: 301-663-9330
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Thurmont

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