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Catoctin Furnace Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.4 mile 0.6 kilometer point to point
92% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 4' 1 m
Descent: -95' -29 m
High: 590' 180 m
Low: 498' 152 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)

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Trail shared by Cheryl Ladota

This is a self-guided trail that leads to the Catoctin Furnace ruins.

Cheryl Ladota

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This is open sunrise to sunset.

Description

This is a short interpretive trail through the Catoctin Furnace ruins. The signage and ruins provide a glimpse into the history of the area and the industrial revolution. The trail uses a pedestrian bridge to cross Route 15 and requires you to climb 46 steep steps up and down.

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Crossing the Bowstring Arch Bridge
Apr 7, 2018 near Thurmont, MD
Trailhead near the Casting Shed
Apr 7, 2018 near Thurmont, MD
Interpretive signage along the trail
Apr 7, 2018 near Thurmont, MD

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