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Park Central Road to Wolf Rock is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Thurmont, Maryland that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.7 mi Elevation gain 459 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Hiking Nature trips Walking Forest Views Rocky Scramble
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This trail, starting from the parking area South of Misty Mount on Park Central Road, features a steep, rocky .4 mile uphill stretch at the start. Wolf Rock is a very large formation cut with multiple deep crevices that can be worked around to explore the majority of the rock formation.

No facilities available.

Route 77 to the Catoctin Mountain Park visitor's center - follow the road up to the first parking area PAST the vistor's center (@ .5 miles). Trailhead is very clearly marked

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Alyssa K
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HikingGreat!Rocky

Perfect short hike! Beautiful scenery and some elevation change that makes for a good challenge. Wolf Rock is lots of fun to scramble around, lovely views, and plenty of space to find a spot out-of-the-way to sit down and relax. Completed this hike with kids (walkers and a baby in the carrier) and it's great for them; a few benches for rests along the way and lots of fun on the rocky terrain.

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Lee Gurley
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Josh Storms
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Sib Chettri
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Manisha Chheda Kapadia
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Mackenzie Paull Kisiel
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Josh Storms
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Rachel Eiker
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Hiking

Very rocky. We did it counterclockwise. You will definitely get off trail for about a 100ft section but it’s easy to pick back up. Especially if you check the map. Not an easy hike in either direction simply because of the incline. And I’m not in the best shape.

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John Liipfert
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Backpacking

Nice and mellow. Took my took elderly dogs and they did great.

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Miguel Arredondo
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Baby snake spotted

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Matt Cary
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Hiking

Saw a smol copperboi sunnin an wigglin. 10/10

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Jason Morris
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Diane Rogers
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Miguel Dominguez
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Walk from the parking lot is the hardest, the rest to Chimney Rock is rocky, but easy. Trail was crowded on a Sunday before noon.

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Sarah Buczkowski
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Erin B
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David Karppala
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Hiking

Great View!! Very crowded though.

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Elaine Segretto
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First to Review

Trail is listed as strenuous by the parks standards. Would consider it moderate to easy. Some rocky areas.

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Daniel Cook
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Janet D
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Mare Bear
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Bridgette Hendricks
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Leah Do
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Joe Palank
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John McElhenny
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Camille Johnson
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Laura Elizabeth
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Lauren Lombardo
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