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
843 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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GREAT hike thru the woods! Enjoyed some rock climbing at Wolf Rock. There are deep crevices to jump and great views. The inclines gave my legs a work out. The Mountain Laurel was in bloom! Will do again!

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Hiked this with my two boys (age 7 and 10) and we had a fabulous day. Wolf rock and chimney rock offered hours of entertainment for them, and the trail was beautiful and well marked. We will be back!

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Enjoyed it even on an overcast day. Moderate difficulty with some steep sections but nothing too strenuous. Vistas from Chimney Rock are great!

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1 month ago

Such a fun time! We went the opposite direction than suggested (VC->Chimney Rock->Wolf Rock). It's apparently more difficult? But the beauty behind the rocky terrain kept my mind occupied. Take some time to explore Chimney Rock! Along the right side, there's a place to enter rock scrambling territory. Watch out for poison ivy!