Trail Run Project Logo

Hog Rock Nature Trail

 2 votes

0.9 Miles 1.5 Kilometers

 

97% 

Runnable

Singletrack

125' 38 m

Ascent

-75' -23 m

Descent

1,724' 526 m

High

1,631' 497 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Unknown

Update

A pleasant woodland trail past the scenic vistas atop Hog Rock.

Hunter R

Overview

Features: Fall Colors — Views
Dogs: Leashed

Description

Jump on the Hog Rock Nature Trail for a delightful running experience amidst the established hardwood forests of Catoctin Mountain Park. Along the way, expect great views and forested solitude.

Starting at the Hog Rock Parking Area, follow the trail south through verdant deciduous forests, veering right at the first intersection to take the long way to Hog Rock Overlook. On a clear day, the view from Hog Rock can be spectacular, spanning from the eastern portion of Catoctin all the way down into Thurmont and the surrounding area.

After taking in the view from Hog Rock, you have two options: either return back to your car via the Hog Rock Nature Trail or continue south along the Hog Rock Vista Trail as it descends steeply to Rocky Ridge Road.

Flora & Fauna

Keep your eyes peeled for oak, hickory, and tulip poplar along the trail. If your tree identification skills are a little rusty, be sure to pick up a free informational brochure at the trailhead.

Contacts

Rate Trail


   Clear Rating

3.5 from 2 votes


Get On-Trail Navigation

Send to Phone
Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 2 votes

#10411

Overall
  3.5 from 2 votes
5 Star
0%
4 Star
50%
3 Star
50%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#129

in Maryland

#10,411

Overall
12 Views Last Month
143 Since Sep 27, 2016
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

0%
100%
0%
0%
0%
0%

Conditions



Getting forecast...

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running