Blue Ridge Summit - Thurmont - Wolf Rock
ElevationAscent: 938' 286 m
Descent: -944' -288 m
High: 1,596' 486 m
Low: 1,307' 398 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)
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“A challenging tour of some popular vistas in the East Side Trails from the non-winter parking at Blue Ridge Summit Vista”— Zander Göpfert
At the bottom of the descent, just under one mile from the start, turn left (east) onto the Thurmont Vista Trail. Soon, you'll arrive at Thurmont Vista, the second of three vista points on this run.
Continue south along the pink/purple blazes toward the Wolf Rock / Chimney Rock Trail and turn left onto the Wolf Rock / Chimney Rock Trail for a hundred yards to the Wolf Rock outcrop and vista, which is actually below the intersection but it's a neat rock formation to explore.
From Wolf Rock, retrace your steps to the Thurmont Vista Trail, except this time, stay left on the Wolf Rock / Chimney Rock Trail and climb toward the park road and the Blue Ridge Summit Trail, which gradually ascends to the north and the Blue Ridge Summit Vista parking area.
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