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.

4 days ago

Went upto chimney then on they way back stopped over at the wolf, part of it was hard, but saw families bring dogs and kids. I spent good 2.5 hrs there, loved it.

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6 days ago

Great hike!

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6 days ago

Great hike!

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21 days ago

1/3 of trail is along busy (loud!) road, which really takes away from the otherwise beautiful (but rocky!) trail.

24 days ago

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25 days ago

We went clockwise. The trail starts quite steeply. Wolf rock had some good scrambling and the view form Chimney Rock was pretty. We continued clockwise down the mountain, but the last mile was just walking next to the road. If I had it to do over again, after Chimney Rock, I would just have returned the way we came.

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26 days ago

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26 days ago

Had to carry my dog in some spots- he's a mini Schnauzer- but great hike!

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