The five-mile Wolf Rock-Chimney Rock Loop is a relatively strenuous hike through the park's hardwood forest and to the top of two of its signature rocky outcrops, 1,401-foot Wolf Rock and 1,419-foot Chimney Rock. The trail starts out from the main visitor's center, and is punctuated by a couple of steepish 500-foot ascents/descents along rocky trails.

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Review of Wolf Rock-Chimney Rock Loop

Active and Adventure Review of Wolf Rock-Chimney Rock Loop

Away Travel Editor: Alistair Wearmouth
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Editor Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Day Hiking,Rock Climbing
Editor Tips & Helpful Hints
  • With rocky conditions underfoot and some relatively tricky rock scrambles to reach the high points, be sure to wear sturdy footwear.
  • Cool off with a post-hike dip in 44-acre Hunting Creek Lake in adjacent Cunningham Falls State Park. There are three designated swimming areas, with lifeguards on duty during the summer months.
  • Wolf Rock is Catoctin's only designated climbing and rappelling area. A permit is required for any climbing activities.

Catoctin Mountain Park
66602 Foxville Road
Thurmont, Maryland 21788-1598

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 301-663-9330
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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