National Parks / Natural World

Catoctin Mountain Park Thurmont

Where is it at?

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Catoctin Mountain Park
6602 Foxville Road
Thurmont
MD
21788
Tel: 301 663 9330

Directions

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. From Hagerstown, MD, I70 east to Route 66 north for seven miles to right on Route 64 for 1 mile to right onto Route 77 East at a traffic light. Continue on Route 77 East for approximately 7 miles. Turn left onto Park Central Road and the Visitor Center is on the right. From Gettysburg, PA: Route 15 south. In Thurmont, MD, exit onto Route 77 West(the exit sign says Catoctin Mountain Park, go approximately 3 miles, turn right onto Park Central Road and the Visitor Center is on the right. Public Transportation There is no public transportation to or in Catoctin Mountain Park.

Where are we going today?

With 25 miles of hiking trails winding through both Catoctin Mountain Park and Cunningham Falls State Park a variety of experiences are available ranging from easy to strenuous, many leading to outstanding scenic vistas. The roads of Catoctin Mountain Park offer scenic driving all year; but, portions of Park Central Road and Manahan Road are closed in winter. Camping, picnicking, wildlife viewing, fly-fishing, cross country skiing are all available at Catoctin Mountain Park.
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When can we go?

Catoctin Mountain Park is open year-round during daylight hours.

What people are saying?

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    A nice place to hike and it offers some beautiful views from the top. It's seems this place is not very popular so you won't see lots of hikers in the park.... So a good place for some solitude... I have to mention, the park rangers are really helpful.

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    This park is great for camping and hiking. The reviewer below who talks about the animals in cages is referring to the nearby zoo which is not at all related to this park. You can ignore that review.

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    This place is very good but I got on top of a rock (big) and I fell back on my back and almost died there needs to be more rangers out looking?.....

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    Beautiful park with great trails.

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    Good

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