Catoctin National Recreation Trail

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Catoctin National Recreation Trail is a 26 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Frederick, Maryland that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as difficult offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
26.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4671 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

views

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

Parked one car at Hamburg rd parking lot, and drove to Gambrill Park Rd and started the blue trail in the parking lot of the Gambrill trails. It was about 6 miles the one way, and it is pretty rocky terrain the whole way. Lots of inclines and declines, and definitely makes you sweat! It was a beautiful hike, will definitely do again!

trail running
4 months ago

Fun, challenging, remote trail. Was only able to do the southernmost section by Gambrill State Park. Would definitely complete more of this trail, especially when it's not a blizzard.