Wolf Rock & Chimney Rock Trail

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Wolf Rock & Chimney Rock Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Thurmont, Maryland that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
797 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

walking

forest

views

wildlife

muddy

rocky

A rugged hike to two outstanding vistas and a fascinating rock formation in Catoctin Mountain Park This is a somewhat rugged hike to two outstanding vistas and a fascinating rock formation known as Wolf Rock, traveling through immense stands of hardwoods and abundant mountain laurel. Special considerations: With two outstanding vistas, add plenty of time to your itinerary for enjoying the views.

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Challenging hike, especially with rocky trail covered with leaves. Especially beautiful view from Chimney Rock. View from Wolf Rock is not as impressive after the leaves have fallen, but probably more spectacular in early fall or spring.

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Enjoyed the hike and especially loved the view from Chimney Rock.

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beautiful hike, especially in fall. Chimney Rock is wonderful and everytime I've been it's not very crowded. Great trail for dogs.

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1 month ago

Short hike with some great views -- definitely recommend! Be careful near Chimney/Wolf Rocks, as there are a lot of crevasses. Easy to follow, trail is well-blazed (orange)

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Awesome trail with great views and cool geologic history. Plenty of spots for some scrambling too! Great confidence builder for new hikers like myself, with lots of crevices to jump over and rocks to climb. The trail is a challenge but the views are worth it. Only downfall is the trail is poorly marked/designated in some places.