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Catoctin Mountain Park, Thurmont

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Must see · State Park · Hiking Trail
Catoctin Mountain Park, located in north-central Maryland, is part of the forested Catoctin Mountain ridge−range that forms the northeastern rampart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in the Appalachian Mountains System.

Approximately 8 square miles (21 km2) in area, the park features sparkling streams and panoramic vistas of the Monocacy Valley.

Catoctin Mountain Park is managed by the National Park Service, and lies north of and directly adjacent to the similarly-sized Cunningham Falls State Park.

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  • With the wife recovering from a fractured hip the end of the year, we needed a "test hike" by ourselves to see how the hip would respond to hilly, rocky, uneven terrain. On Easter Sunday 4/4/21 we...  more »
  • I didn't want to leave here after a beautiful afternoon hiking with my family. We tackled two easy, short trails with our young boys. We will definitely come back.  more »
  • Very nice hiking area. Trails with different degrees of difficulty - easy, moderate, hard. Serene environment. Cunningham falls is in the park. Whole family can enjoy. Something for everyone.
  • It may be less than 2 miles to the falls but the trail is challenging due to the terrain. If there hasn't been a lot of rain, the falls are kind of a trickle. Lots of trails with a nice boardwalk/deck for viewing the falls. Beautiful information center that is air-conditioned with facilities.

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