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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2 days ago

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

hiking
5 days 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!

hiking
7 days ago

We did it with three kids. Many people had dogs. Chimney Rock had an amazing view. You can only see tree tops on Wolf Rock (not safe for dogs on top). We had a great hike!

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hiking
18 days ago

Wonderful experience.

hiking
27 days ago

Great trail! Well marked and maintained. Very rocky and steep going up but the view is definitely worth it!! It is a very strenuous hike so be prepared!

hiking
28 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

Amazing! As good as it gets!

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1 month ago

Beautiful views from Chimney Rock! A descent amount of uphill but not too strenuous.

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1 month ago

Fun hike

hiking
1 month ago

I really enjoyed this hike! From the VC, it's better to go up the steeper part of the hike rather than start the trail that's parallel to the road. (Going uphill is shorter) I can see why people categorize is as "hard" because of the incline of the trail. Part of the trail is pretty easy though and you can jump the rocks, but do be careful because there are some crevices in the rocks.

hiking
2 months ago