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Wolf Rock is a 2.7 mile moderately 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, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September.

Length 2.7 mi Elevation gain 784 ft Route type Out & Back
Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Forest Views
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Sangeetha Menon
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Fantastic. You just want to keep on going. It was that beautiful. Perfect workout. Not dangerous but might have been if it had rained within the last 24 hours. Hiking boots help.

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Leda K. Bloomfield
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Beautiful and surprisingly not too crowded. The wolf rock and chimney loop rock was fun and challenging for our six year old! The only part I would change is hearing all the traffic when hiking parallel to the road.

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John Ferrara
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Great trail.. have to make sure you don’t walk past wolf rock.. there’s a wall of trees and rock along the trail.. it’s really long and you must go to the other side which is off the actual trail

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Joy Jackson
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Didn’t finish the whole thing but hit Wolf rock & Chimney rock. And was so worth it! There is also a mini waterfall if you go counterclockwise. I plan on coming back to complete the second half!

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Ariel Olsen
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Beautiful view when you get to the top. The majority of the trail is rocky. So if you have bad knees, I’d be careful. There is only a steep incline in the beginning.

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Lindsey VanDusen
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Saw some puppers of all breeds enjoying the hike! Amazing views and some climbing involved on the trail I went on. A little muddy but you can easily avoid the areas!! Great hike overall!

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Joshua Akeley
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Lots of family’s and little kids running around. If you’re looking for a quiet day in the woods this isn’t the place for you lol. Still lots of nice trails, fallen trees and some scenic overlooks.

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Liz Loomis
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Nikki Blake
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On the easier side of moderate. Nice trail. Interesting rock formations. I had my phone in my leggings pocket and I as I was scrambling on the rocks, the quartzite scratched my phone! Leggings pocket didn't even rip yet the phone screen is scratched. Rock is sharp. Recommend putting your phone in an inner backpack compartment if going out on the rocks. Nice hike.

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Ann Frank
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So many blazes! Well marked and maintained. Roots and rocks, roots and rocks as is normal for this area.

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Ryan Hench
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Great uphill to fun scramble at Wolf Rock. You'll pass through an area burnt by a brushfire in the last year or so, giving you surprising views across several acres of new growth, mostly tulip poplar and sassafras... The rock is cut by multiple deep crevices but you can work your way around most of them to walk the length of this large formation. lots of cool exposed slabs, quartzite and greenstone here. The lower portion of the rock sports a grove of pines for shelter on hot, sunny days. Helpful signage at the top explains the geological history of the area, as well. The steep, long rocky uphill runs for the first .4 miles, so not a hike for someone who has poor cardio or knee/hip issues.

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Brian Hallen
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Great hike. The has steep hills and rocky. Nice rock formations and scenic views.

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Jackie Kanekuni
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juliet simmons
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Barbara Ogle
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M G
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Casey Campbell
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Tin Khor
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PJ Swails
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Hunter Vayer
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Christian Dean
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Adam Burns
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Gabe Hare
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Dena Abusrur
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Elise Gust
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Sheila Castle
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abhiram reddy
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