Explore the most popular hiking trails near Sabillasville with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 month ago

short, easy hike. good trails for dogs. I was able to hike it easy with my baby on my back but it had it Rocky moments where I had to walk extremely slow. veiws were not great, not too much to see.

I enjoyed the beautiful boulders on this trail. The view was fine. I also love how open the forest is in this park. I need a knee replacement but walked this trail without a problem.

Nice loop with a great view. At the time I hiked it there was a fairly large tree at about the .5 mike mark that was blocking the trail. It was a little difficult to get over so just be aware.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice scenic hike. Fairly easy even for someone like me with arthritis and bad knees. Beautiful view at Hog Rock vista.

hiking
6 months ago

Did the Thurmont loop today and it was a great hike. I think moderate is correct. Can be a challenge if you are not in decent shape. Plenty of climb and rocks but no real challenge. Keep your pace up and you will feel it. The view wasn’t great today since it was a pretty grey overcast day. Butterflies everywhere since there was plenty of milkweed and wildflowers. Very pretty. Just a few people on the trail. We did somehow take a small wrong turn near the end missing a purple blaze somewhere but the little bit of extra on the orange/red route was great. Have fun!

on Thurmont Vista

hiking
6 months ago

Proper shoe wear is a must. Lots of bugs.

I did this trail as a shakedown hike with my new backpacking gear. Made a reservation for 1 of the 2 shelters (equipped with outhouse and fire pit) that are located close to the halfway point. Perfect setup for this, or even just for a quick overnight trip. The trail has some moderate ups and downs, nothing to serious. Well marked trail. I loved the shelters. The surrounding trees are gorgeous and a little stream meanders behind the site. Leaves were not yet on the trees, so stargazing was possible and the sky was dark enough to see more than in town. I will definitely be back!

hiking
7 months ago

nice hike with the dogs

hiking
8 months ago

I went last week. Nice hike. When I got to the vista though, a large group was already there so I didn’t have a place to sit to admire the view.

hiking
10 months ago

Great little hike around 1.1 miles. Great overlook. Gravel surface but groomed well. Little bit of Traffic as it is an easy one for the kiddos. 4 year old had a blast.

trail running
11 months ago

Loved it! Trail is well marked and challenging! Cannot wait to run it again! I would like to complete the entire trail.

11 months ago

Finished the full 22 (out and back) in a little over six hours. It was a nice hike. Moderate difficulty, mostly coming over Bob’s Hill. Well marked which was nice with the leaf cover.

hiking
Saturday, December 02, 2017

I definitely would not consider this a “moderate” hike. I extended it and went over to Wolf Rock and Chimney Rock and I still didn’t think this was moderate. The hike itself is easy. With the leaves covering the trail and some of the rocks, it could be considered lightly moderate in winter/fall. Otherwise, it was a lovely easy hike and I would definitely do it again! The views were nice and it was good to be in nature.

hiking
Friday, November 24, 2017

A steep hill from Charcoal parking lot and a rocky climb down to a joining trail. Beautiful view of Thurmont and a must hike. It is a fairly rocky trail so beware.

Had the trail to myself on a cool November day. Nice trail, little Rocky in places with a section of really big trees that must have blown down recently.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Dog friendly, moderate. Would do again!

hiking
Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Really nice hike! I went in the fall and the trees covered some of the views. I can imagine the winter being a better time to go to see more from the view points.

hiking
Monday, September 04, 2017

Not sure why this is rated as Moderate as it is a very easy trail. My 8, 6, & 4 yr old had no issues at all. It is almost completely flat the entire trail with very few inclines/declines of any significance. Great for young kids and a great overlook view along the way.

on Thurmont Vista

hiking
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Parked at Thurmont parking lot and hiked with my teen daughter. Middle of the week. Had the trail to ourselves all the way up. Glorious silence. Holy cow do those gnats and skeetoes love me! I'm outta shape so It was challenging for rookie hiker like me. It got rocky and kinda steep on some parts but the feeling of accomplishment when I reached the top! The view made it so worth the climb. Even though it was a bit hazy. Will hike again.

walking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Easy for kids too. Tree identification signs

on Thurmont Vista

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Decent trail for anyone to hike

hiking
Saturday, March 04, 2017

3 of 3 trails in Catoctin Mountain Park I hiked today.

hiking
Saturday, March 04, 2017

2 of 3 trails in Catoctin Mountain Park I hiked today. great Hike.

hiking
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

I started this trail at Manor Visitor Center, went up to Bobs Hill, continued over the hill and down to Catoctin Hollow Road. Stopped at the Big Hunting Creek just beyond the road before taking the same trail back up the hill and back to Manor VC. It was a 10-mile round trip, and 2,300 ft in elevation gain. I would say the trail up from Manor VC is steeper than the trail on the west side of the hill. The trail is less traveled beyond the two overlooks on the east side of the hill.

trail running
Friday, September 23, 2016

Started at the Gambrill park lot and went north to Hamburg. Out and back. Trail is marked pretty well. Any points where I had to make a choice in the watershed was pretty obvious because of the big red marks painted on the tree that are not the blue trail. I will definitely do again sometime. Hopefully all the way to the manor area of Cunningham park. The only problem I have is the all trails app would not let me check in to this trail at the souther end. That should be fixed.

hiking
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Can't beat the view. Sat there forever, just soaking it all in.

hiking
Saturday, September 17, 2016

The view was ok, I like Cat Rock and Chimney Rock and Hog Rock more, but still really fun!

hiking
Monday, September 05, 2016

Good trail. Expect a rocky outing. Good loop plus Wolf Rock was fun.

hiking
Sunday, April 03, 2016

Hiked this with our three dogs today. Challenging due to considerable incline and loose rocks at times during declines.

Great wide trail - even if we passed-by some large groups, trail was spacious enough that we didn't have to go into the brush for the sake of doggie excitement.

hiking
Sunday, March 27, 2016

Hiked from the parking lot to the Hog Rock down to Cunningham Falls in the Spring before the leaves came in on a cloudy day. Not much of a view as a result but would be gorgeous otherwise. Short but somewhat steep downhill...easy overall but could present challenges for some. Falls was crowded.

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