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.Plan your Catoctin Mountain Park visit and explore what else you can see and do in Thurmont using our Thurmont tour itinerary maker.
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.
Catoctin Mountain Park Reviews
This was a very beautiful national park. The hike I took was very strenuous but man it was awesome. Was well worth the time to explore and see how beautiful nature can be. more »
We liked the harder hikes - to Wolf and Chimney Rocks. We also liked the "Blue" trail on the West side - we never saw another hiker. Lots of shade on both hikes. 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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