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blue Blue Ridge Summit Trail

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2.1 mile 3.5 kilometer point to point
81% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 154' 47 m
Descent: -753' -229 m
High: 1,606' 489 m
Low: 1,004' 306 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)

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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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