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Thurmont Vista Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

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1.3 mile 2.0 kilometer point to point
96% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 190' 58 m
Descent: -37' -11 m
High: 1,562' 476 m
Low: 1,373' 418 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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A woodland trail to spectacular views atop the Thurmont Vista Overlook.

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Description

The Thurmont Vista Trail is one of many in Catoctin Mountain Park that helps illustrate the point that regardless of how much human influence has altered the landscape in the last 200 years, the forest returns and flourishes beyond its previous extent.

Starting at the Thurmont Vista Parking Area, follow the trail as it climbs gently, passing an intersection with the Blue Ridge Summit Trail before reaching the Thurmont Vista Overlook. From the overlook, enjoy stunning views of Catoctin Mountain Park and the town of Thurmont below.

After leaving the overlook, continue following the trail as it climbs gently along a ridgeline on a mixed tread to a junction with the Wolf Rock / Chimney Rock Trail.

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Signage at intersection with Thurmont Vista Trail.
Nov 15, 2016 near Thurmont, MD

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