“A rolling trail through dense hardwood forests to stunning views atop Blue Ridge Summit.”
— Hunter R
Fall Colors · Views
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.