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Wolf Rock and Chimney Rock Loop

A rugged hike to two outstanding vistas and a fascinating rock formation in Catoctin Mountain Park

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Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 5 miles
Duration: Half day

Overview:  This is a somewhat rugged hike to two outstanding vistas and a fascinating rock formation known as Wolf Rock, traveling through... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Start

2. Trail Crossing

Continue on trail. Ignore trail going uphill on right.

3. Trail Intersection

At four-way intersection, go right to Thurmont vista.

4. Trail Split

Turn right to Thurmont Vista.

5. Thurmont Vista

The view is worth the climb. There is a bench for those who want to take their time.

6. Trail Crossing

Cross the intersection here and continue on along the trail.

7. Trail Intersection

At the intersection, go left to see Wolf Rock, then continue on the (same) trail.

8. Wolf Rock

Views are not great, but the rocks are great fun.

9. Trail Intersection

Turn right to see Chimney Rock, upon return to the intersection, turn right to continue on the trail.

10. Chimney Rock

11. Trail Intersection

As the trail approaches the road, take a right at the intersection.