14+ mile hike in Cunningham Falls and Catoctin





2819 ft

Begins in:
Thurmont, MD, United States
Created By:
jmeagher Best Time: 5:47:00
Great 14-15 mile hike through Cunningham Falls and Catoctin parks. <br> <br> This hike starts at the Manor Area Campground parking lot just off 15 a couple of miles south of 77. There is a $3 fee/car to park here. <br> <br> For a shorter hike the loop portion at the top can be done from the Catoctin Visitor Center on 77. The loop is about 6 miles. <br> <br> <br> <br> It starts with a 1.5 mile 1000 ft climb. <br> <br> From there it&#039;s pretty flat for a while going from the top of Bob&#039;s Hill to Cat Rock. <br> <br> From Cat Rock it&#039;s a big down hill to the Catoctin park headquarters then right back up to Chimney Rock and Wolf Rock. <br> <br> Guess what&#039;s next, another down and back up to Cat Rock. <br> <br> From this point it&#039;s retracing your steps back to the Manor Area parking lot.


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Rating Start/End Points Length Start/End Elevation Avg Grade
Cat 2 0.06 mi/2.26 mi 2.19 mi 707 ft/1734 ft 8.9%
Cat 3 5.51 mi/7.33 mi 1.82 mi 888 ft/1429 ft 5.6%
Cat 3 8.64 mi/12.22 mi 3.57 mi 1005 ft/1728 ft 3.8%

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