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Blue Ridge Summit Trail

Intermediate
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A rolling trail through dense hardwood forests to stunning views atop Blue Ridge Summit.


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Map Key

2.1

Miles

3.5

KM

Point to Point

1,606' 489 m

High

1,004' 306 m

Low

154' 47 m

Up

753' 229 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

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Description

Hop on the Blue Ridge Summit Trail for a pleasant half-day trek through established hardwood forests in the heart of Catoctin Mountain Park.

Starting at the Hog Rock Parking Area, the trail meanders through rolling terrain for about a half mile before reaching the fantastic views atop the Blue Ridge Summit Overlook. From here, the trail descends east bound and down on a mixed tread, passing junctions with the Thurmont Vista Trail and the Wolf Rock / Chimney Rock Trail before reaching the trail's end near the Catoctin Mountain Visitor Center.

Flora & Fauna

Keep your eyes peeled for oak, hickory, tulip poplar, mountain laurel, spicebush, lowbush blueberry, and viburnum along the trail.

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Hunter R

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Signage at Vistor Center Trailhead.
Nov 15, 2016 near Thurmont, MD
Blue Ridge Lookout
Jul 26, 2017 near Thurmont, MD
Signage at Vistor Center Trailhead.
Nov 15, 2016 near Thurmont, MD
Red blazes of this section of trail.
Nov 15, 2016 near Thurmont, MD

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