Catoctin Mountain Park is a national park. It was created by workers of the CCC and WPA as a recreational park under FDR’s administration in the 1930‘s and became part of the National Park System in 1936. The park was renamed in 1954. The park is one of those “hidden gem” attractions in Maryland. It’s certainly one of the little-known... 更多
Lots of hiking available here, but with a broken foot we were confined to the car! Fall colors really lot up the forest as we made our way through. The Visitor center has a small gift shop, and regular maps and information. Cabins, camping, hiking, biking trails; and a nice paved roadway to drive through for just a visit!
My husband and I hiked from the visitor's center to Cunningham Falls to Hog Rock to the Blue Ridge Summit Overlook. It was beautiful, but the leaves are just starting to come into color. Will be amazing in a couple weeks! We got there early (8:30 am) to avoid crowds (and saw when we returned why they say to arrive... 更多
We wanted to experience Camp David as only a member of the general public can - by trail walking in Catoctin Mountain Park. It has the same physical characteristics of trails through a forest with ups and downs. We took the trail to Cunningham Falls. We were early in the year, before the trees were leafing out, but plenty of... 更多
We wanted to go hiking so googled places in MD. This gem was a few hours from home so we took a chance. We planned to hike to both Chimney Rock and Wolf Rock. The trails are easy to medium hard. Much of the hike is over rocks and very uneven terrain. The area is beautiful though. This is doable... 更多
Coming to the mountain along Highway 77 allows you to hit the primary Visitors' Center with its helpful rangers and great displays. If you arrive from Hagerstown, you will enter the park, which is beautiful, but wonder why there aren't any facilities. You will drive past a drive labeled Camp 3. Ask the ranger and you will be told it... 更多
I was having visitors who wanted to go camping. We needed a cabin because one of the campers was only 8 months old and still nursing. The dad wanted his toddler to get the experience of sleeping in a tent. I checked this place out to compare it to Cunningham Falls -- I knew Cunningham Falls would have tent campsites... 更多
Catoctin Mountain Park is conveniently accessed from Hagerstown and Frederick. The main road through the park is a quick, but great drive through a forested canopy. There are numerous great hiking trails, long and short, which are accessed from trailheads right along the road.
Camp Misty Mount served as our headquarters for a weekend of cycling and exploring the local Civil War Battlefields in the area. Visitors and campers need to know what they're getting in to. I was not sure. The bottom cabin group only has the women's restroom facilities, the middle group only men, so there is some hiking involved. The upper... 更多