Hike: Catoctin Mountain Park + Pizza Party, MD
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About the Event
$26. Long hike: 8½ mi., 2100 ft. ascent/descent. Medium hike: 7 mi., 1700 ft. ascent/descent. Short hike 5½ mi., 1500 ft. ascent/descent. Optional side trip for short & medium hikers to Cunningham Falls adds 2½ miles and 300 ft. ascent/descent.
Our hike begins at the Catoctin Mountain Park Visitors’ Center and climbs to Chimney Rock and Wolf Rock for panoramic winter views. Short hikers return from the latter directly to the Visitors’ Center and its cozy fireplace. Others continue to Thurmont Vista, from where medium hikers return, while long hikers carry on to Cunningham Falls, passing Hog Rock. The bus then takes us to Bethesda for pizza, libations and fellowship. [Note: Pizza party is optional at a Metro-accessible location – bus continues on to our regular drop-off locations.)