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Wolf Rock via Thurmont Vista is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sabillasville, Maryland that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.0 mi Elevation gain 564 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Running Forest Views
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This is a varied woodland trail that is at times wide and smooth, other times flat to rock gardens, single track, steep. There are beautiful views to enjoy.

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John Glancy
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Michelle Sinofsky
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Great trail! Really unique and beautiful with the sprawling ground cover. Very rocky with little flat land. Excited to come back!

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Lisa Mathis
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Mark Johnson
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This is an Easy-Moderate trail.

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Josh Gilmore
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A little bit of everything here. Wide and smooth, flat to rock gardens, single track, steep. It was to busy for my taste today. Went in before 9am and the lot was empty. Out around 11:15a and the lot was full with car waiting for a spot. Not surprised for a holiday weekend. Should have gotten out earlier. Good work out for me, but to crowded. Also took the spur trail down to wolf rock and chimney rock. On the way back is when the trail got really crowded. NPS trail so it is well marked and maintained. Get there early!

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Louise Rankin
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Nice trail, would be better in another season than winter. Now stark beauty.

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Jeff Weaver
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leah Pruett
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short, easy hike. good trails for dogs. I was able to hike it easy with my baby on my back but it had it Rocky moments where I had to walk extremely slow. veiws were not great, not too much to see.

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Kelly Piper
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Did the Thurmont loop today and it was a great hike. I think moderate is correct. Can be a challenge if you are not in decent shape. Plenty of climb and rocks but no real challenge. Keep your pace up and you will feel it. The view wasn’t great today since it was a pretty grey overcast day. Butterflies everywhere since there was plenty of milkweed and wildflowers. Very pretty. Just a few people on the trail. We did somehow take a small wrong turn near the end missing a purple blaze somewhere but the little bit of extra on the orange/red route was great. Have fun!

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Chanel V
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Proper shoe wear is a must. Lots of bugs.

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Zac Trautman
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nice hike with the dogs

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Karen Holt
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I went last week. Nice hike. When I got to the vista though, a large group was already there so I didn’t have a place to sit to admire the view.

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Laura Wertheimer
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I definitely would not consider this a “moderate” hike. I extended it and went over to Wolf Rock and Chimney Rock and I still didn’t think this was moderate. The hike itself is easy. With the leaves covering the trail and some of the rocks, it could be considered lightly moderate in winter/fall. Otherwise, it was a lovely easy hike and I would definitely do it again! The views were nice and it was good to be in nature.

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Bob DeMeo
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A steep hill from Charcoal parking lot and a rocky climb down to a joining trail. Beautiful view of Thurmont and a must hike. It is a fairly rocky trail so beware.

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Kiersten Olsen
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Really nice hike! I went in the fall and the trees covered some of the views. I can imagine the winter being a better time to go to see more from the view points.

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Todd Paul
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Good trail. Expect a rocky outing. Good loop plus Wolf Rock was fun.

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Dan Meyers
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This is a nice hike. Some parts of the path are very steep. There are a few spots with great views.

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Jon P
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Chris Harris
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Cameron Sweeney
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Ted Rosenbaum
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Michelle Snyder
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Nancy Snyder
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Wayne Duncan
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Bri Snyder
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Todd Anderson
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Emma Burdette
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