We are just going make it a day. 1 hour drive to the Park from I-70 to the Visitor's Center at Catoctin National Park ( This is near Camp David and no cell phone signal just outside and within the park) There are a variety of trails. we will hike for about 2 1/2 hours taking in Wolf Rock, Chimney Rock, and the Thurmont Vista and return to the Visitors Center by 4:30. For those going to the Corn Maze I will have driving instructions from the Park to the Maze. There are fast food restaurants and some locally known places to eat in Thurmont or you may want to bring your dinner with you. Bring money to pay the driver if you are going to carpool.
This Trail is considered moderate to slightly difficult with some steep climbs and the loop planned is approx. 3.8 miles per the parks site info..THis is one beautiful hike with outstanding views from Wolf/chimney Rocks..
VISITOR CENTER DIRECTIONS:
For GPS Use Only: the Street Address of the Visitor Center is 14707 Park Central Road, Thurmont, MD. This is NOT a mailing address. The Park mailing address is: Catoctin Mountain Park, 6602 Foxville Road, Thurmont, MD 21788.
From Washington DC take the George Washington Memorial Parkway north to I495 beltway to I270 north 27 miles to Frederick, MD. Take Route 15 17 miles north to Thurmont, MD. Take Route 77 West, the exit sign is marked Catoctin Mountain Park. Travel approximately 3 miles west on 77 and turn right onto Park Central Road. The Visitor Center is on the right.
From Baltimore, MD Take I695 beltway to I70 West to Frederick, MD. Take Route 15 North to Thurmont, MD. Take Route 77 West (the exit sign says Catoctin Mountain Park. Travel approximately 3 miles west on 77 and turn right onto Park Central Road. The Visitor Center is on the right.