March 1, 2014 · 8:30 AM
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Forests, vistas, rocks, and waterfalls! Join us for a magnificent hike at the beautiful Catoctin Mountain Park, close to Camp David in Thurmont, Maryland. This strenuous 8-mile loop, with 2200 feet of elevation gain, includes some great views and attractions, with plenty of rocky hills to develop your hiking legs. Some of the interesting sights we’ll enjoy along the way include Cunningham Falls (highest in Maryland), Hog Rock overlook, Blue Ridge vista, Thurmont vista, the Wolf Rock formation, and Chimney Rock overlook. We’ll finish with a steep climb up to Cat Rock and a steep descent down the appropriately named ‘Old Misery’ trail. Bring sturdy footwear, water, and lunch (we will make our usual pit-stop at a Sheetz). Costs will be about $12 for transportation and trip fees. We will meet at the Grovesnor-Strathmore Metro station at 8:30 a.m.