Catoctin Mountain Park Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first to use Catoctin as a presidential getaway, naming it Shangri-La. Catoctin Mountain Park has a pedigreed history as a getaway spot—the presidential retreat at Camp David lies on the same property. The area was developed in the 1930s partly as a retreat for the families of federal employees.
Nearer the park headquarters, it’s easy to access trails that take in Chimney Rock, Wolf Rock, Thurmont Vista, and the Blue Ridge Summit Overlook, a fantastic loop through hardwood forests with grand, sweeping views. If access to the bathhouse and water is most important to you, try to snag site 10 or 20."