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.

hiking
1 day ago

I had the misfortune of doing this in sub-freezing weather, but the counter fortune of it lightly snowing while I was on the hike. This made for some painful moments, an icy beard, beautiful views and a hike that is deeply embedded in my memory. This hike gets a little tougher at the end when you come down as it gets a bit steep, rocky, and tough to keep track of the trail. But a much recommend hike from me. Five star, five star.

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3 days ago

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3 days ago

A little strenuous, but worth the hike to see Wolf Rock & Chimney Rock. Be ready to walk on lots of rocks.

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backpacking
13 days ago

Super trails in this area. Very well marked and plenty of signs so you don't get confused. Lots of parking for different trail options. Over 6 parking option pending the trails you wish to hike. Be sure to get a map of the area because there is so much to see and do here. I would recommend at least a two day trip and stay overnight to allow time to hike all the Point of Interest. I truly enjoyed the Orange Trail which has two points of interest. I am saving Thurmont Vista for the late Fall or Winter. Trees are blocking the views right now.

17 days ago

Tougher than I thought but fun trail.

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1 month ago

I enjoyed it it was just another one of those trails you have to keep your eye on the path the entire time so you don't eat shit it was definitely a good hike we both got a really good workout

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hiking
1 month ago

Hit the trailhead at 4:30 AM in the dark to catch the sunrise. Nice little 3 mile out and back with almost no one else there (just one other hiker at that time).