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Thurmont Vista and Wolf Rock is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Thurmont, Maryland that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October.

Length 4.8 mi Elevation gain 872 ft Route type Loop
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Angela Batista
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Great hike up to wolf rock. Always always get lost coming back from Chimney Rock, but it follows 77 so no real danger of not eventually finding your way back. Great parking

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Carol Tyson
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Unexpected obstacle path rocks between the park HQ and visitor center. Well marked, friendly people, great hike and views.

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Lauren P
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Courtney Shaw
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Tom Keller
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Nice day today. Not too many hikers but the ones we saw were very nice. Forgot our mask, so we stayed to the side as best we could. Thanks for those that passed did wear a mask. The Vista was quite hazy, but Chimney Rock view made up for it. Would hike it again.

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Ryan Dugan
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Lovely day. Cooler then in the city with a nice breeze on a 90 degree day.

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Megan Maruyama
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Great trail, very well maintained and easy to follow. The wolf rock area has tons of great scrambling and some space for free climbing if you're into that kind of thing.

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Stephanie C
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If you are looking for an easy hike to do with family and pets, this is it. It is impossible to get lost, as there is a ranger at the front gate who hands you a map to follow. The Thurmont Vista was underwhelming, however, the rocks and deep crevices at Wolf Rock were cool. Not much view due to the trees, but interesting and fun. We actually had a few minutes alone to sit and check out the woods below. Chimney Rock was also neat, but there were way too many people to maneuver around. I didnt bother to leap the crevice for the best view and was contented to try to see around people. I think this would have best view of the 3? We followed the loop around to the Visitors Center then back to our car (parked at the Thurmont Vista trailhead). If you follow the pink TRIANGLES on the trees, you go through a small history display of charcoal making. It was a nice way to break up the last 1/4 mile of woods. Last thing, driving down from NY, we didn't arrive there until 11. Parking lots were full. We luckily found ONE space at the Thurmont Vista lot. Go early, especially if you go on a beautiful fall day! If you want a backwoods, quiet experience, this isn't it.

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Todd Webster
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Well marked and wide open trails with several nice inclines. Saw our first rattlesnake on the rocks at Wolf Rock. Great hike our gps logged this at 5.2 miles.

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Peggy Pugh
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Nice hike! First half mile uphill gets the heart pumping. Saw a rattlesnake on Wolf Rock, lots of up, but nice and flat along the ridge.

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Ezra G
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I highly suggest to arrive early if you want to park where the AllTrails app takes you and park near the visitor's center. We got there around 9am on a Saturday and both lots were full. Fortunately, the park posted signs along the road that additional parking was available 1/2 mile up the road. The overflow parking brought us right to the trailhead. The trails are well marked and we took the trail to the vista counter clock wise. It was a bit more challenging going this route but definitely in the lower moderate scale for difficulty. The trail was heavily traffic today but well worth the trek.

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David Peters
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B L
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Taitia L. Elliott
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Adam Karavas
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David Peters
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Amos CHEN
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F. Han
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Yiyide Pan
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Saul Tilmann
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Alyssa Friedman
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Carly Wooldridge
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Daisy W
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Tom Lapointe
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Stephanie Codina
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Stephanie Codina
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David Peters
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Sarah Reynolds
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Carlos Santiso
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