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Blue Ridge Summit Trail

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2.1 Miles 3.5 Kilometers


81%

Runnable

154' 47 m

Ascent

-753' -229 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

1,606' 489 m

High

1,004' 306 m

Low

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

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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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