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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: Hiking, Cross-country skiing, Fishing
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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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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
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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Camp Lejeune, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Husband is always finding great little hikes to break up our trips. One, it is healthy and two, it is fun! This was no different! The visitor center is staffed by very knowledgeable people. The displays are fresh and insightful. We were very impressed with all the details provided about the area. The very short hike to the old whiskey... More 

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Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

When there's a layer of leaves on the ground, it's hard to see where the trail is. I don't believe there are blazes along the trail.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This is a great park for hiking and enjoying the scenery. Friends and I spent a lovely November Sunday exploring Wolf Rock and Chimney Rock and taking in the views and the fall colors. This is an easy drive from DC, just about an hour in good traffic. The park rangers at the visitor center were extremely helpful and gave... More 

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Forked River NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Very peaceful quiet place to take a walk in the woods. Nice trails. Easy drive from Gettysburg, PA. Take time to see the Visitor's Center and get a trail map. A few historic sites are nearby and within. Visit the website before you go to help plan your trip.

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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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