Catoctin Mountain Park

Park - National
Please note: Catoctin Mountain Park is no longer a part of the Going Out Guide.
Catoctin Mountain Park photo
(Chimney Rock Overlook/Ray K. Saunders, TWP)

Editorial Review

Among other things, the park offers hiking trails that lead to interesting and challenging geological structures. In season, ranger talks provide a peek into the world of mountain bootlegging during Prohibition. The park also is home to the president's mountain retreat, Camp David (closed to the public, of course).

Choose from 25 miles of trails, ranging anywhere from 30 minutes to seven hours. The average hike is two to three hours. A trail map is available at the visitors' center off Route 77.

Cross-country skiing
Picnic areas
Scenic overlooks
Visitors center/exhibits
Wildlife watching

Note: Directly adjacent to Catoctin Mountain Park is Cunningham Falls State Park.