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Best trails in Thurmont

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Looking for a great trail near Thurmont, Maryland? AllTrails has 26 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around South Mountain State Park or Patapsco Valley State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area or McKeldin Recreation Area. Ready for some activity? There are 21 moderate trails in Thurmont ranging from 1.7 to 10.1 miles and from 508 to 1,768 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Thurmont
Top trails (26)
#1 - Catoctin Mountain Extended Loop Trail
Catoctin Mountain Park
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 4 h 37 m
This loop is a combination of all of the three major loops in the Catoctin Mountain Park, totaling 8 miles and including Cunningham Falls, Hog Rock, Blue Ridge Summit, Thurmont Vista, Wolf Rock, and CShow more
#2 - Wolf Rock & Chimney Rock Trail
Catoctin Mountain Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(480)
Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 49 m
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 WShow more
#3 - Chimney Rock Trail from Headquarters
Catoctin Mountain Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 16 m
Moderate difficulty, with moderate traffic hike over rocky trails to great views from Chimney RockShow more
#4 - Cunningham Falls Nature Trail
Catoctin Mountain Park
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 53 m
Cunningham Falls Nature Trail is a 5.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Thurmont, Maryland that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walkingShow more
#5 - Falls Nature Trail
Catoctin Mountain Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(311)
Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 17 m
The most popular trail in the park, this trail takes visitors to the largest cascading waterfall in Maryland: Cunningham Falls 78 feet. This trail runs through the woods and across into Cunningham FShow more
#6 - Cunningham Falls Lower Trail and Cliff Trail Loop
Cunningham Falls State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(186)
Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 37 m
NOTE: As of April 2020, the Accessible Falls Trail and boardwalks at the base of the falls of are closed until further notice.Show more
#7 - Cunningham Falls to Hog Rock Vista to Blue Ridge Summit Loop
Catoctin Mountain Park
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 35 m
A moderate 5mi loop hike with uphill and downhill sections of the trail that include moderate to steep inclines. Features Maryland’s largest cascading waterfall at 78 feet and two stunning vistas.Show more
#8 - Bob’s Hill via Catoctin National Recreation Trail
Cunningham Falls State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(170)
Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
Bob’s Hill via Catoctin National Recreation Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Thurmont, Maryland that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. Show more
#9 - Cat Rock (Yellow) Trail to Catocin (Blue) Trail
Cunningham Falls State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(84)
Length: 10.1 mi • Est. 5 h 29 m
Hike in Cunningham Falls State Park with Views of Frederick Valley This is a nice hike up fairly steep terrain to Cat Rock. After the view from the rocks, rejoin the yellow trail and continue on towShow more
#10 - Cat Rock
Cunningham Falls State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(129)
Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
Cat Rock is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Thurmont, Maryland that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, wShow more
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