Catoctin Mountain Park, Thurmont

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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  • This is a well maintained park with plenty of trails ranging from easy to strenuous. The trails are well maintained with lots of signage. There is plenty of parking. Even though we went a Saturday...  more »
  • Even if you're local to the area, you can feel like you're miles away from everything. The trees, trails, and scenery are beautiful. Many outdoor activities are available. The drive through the park....  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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