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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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Wonderful park! Absolutely beautiful lookouts at the end of several of the trails. Really nice visitor center as well. The whole area is worth visiting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Salisbury, Maryland
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Salisbury, Maryland
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Wonderful park! Absolutely beautiful lookouts at the end of several of the trails. Really nice visitor center as well. The whole area is worth visiting.

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Don't let the average rating fool you. I'm not in to hiking so, there just wasn't much for me to do. If you love hiking trails, camping, boating, fishing then this is the park for you. Certainly geared towards these activities. I would imagine it's gorgeous in the fall with the leaves. I wasn't too impressed with the overlooks because,... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

I have hiked several of the trails in Catoctin Mountain National Park. I have also gotten lost several times. Very few markings are available for the trails that do not have wide paths. I am not the only one that has gotten lost. I even had someone asking me for directions and they had a map. The area is beautiful... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely day hike here in late August. Even on a beautiful weekend day, the trails were not crowded. We made a five mile loop from the visitors center to Cunningham Falls, Hog Rock and Blue Ridge Overlook. In all, it took almost exactly 2.5 hours for three experienced day hikers out for some fun. The overlooks are... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We stopped here on our way elsewhere several years ago and vowed to return, and just did this week. It is a lovely National Park with a beautiful campground that was virtually empty. Nice facilities, private sites with plenty of room. One of those under rated gems.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Beautiful park and the kids had a blast. I loved the scenery and it wasn't as busy as I figured it would be on a hot August day. We'll be back

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We came in a torrential downpour that made it hard to do anything but go to the visitor's center. It seems like a great area.

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

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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

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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