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Maryland - Catoctin Hike & Springfield Manor Social

This hike is led by GWHMD Ambassador Charissa Hipp.

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Catoctin Mountain Park - Thurmont Vista to Wolf Rock and Chimney Rock

Trail Rating: GREEN (Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome!)

Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018

Time: 3:00 pm gathering time; 3:15 pm hike begins

Distance: 4.2 miles

Elevation Gain: approx. 600 ft.

Trailhead Coordinates / Address: Thurmont Vista Parking Area

Dogs: permitted on leash for the hike

Permits / Passes: n/A

AllTrails Track: There is no AllTrails track of this exact hike, but this is the route we’re taking: You can also view it on the park map here:

Kids: no

Men: no

Join us for a moderate hike at Catoctin Mountain Park in northern Frederick County, followed by an evening at Springfield Manor Winery Distillery Brewery (completely optional, come for one or both). We’ll begin at the Thurmont Vista Parking Area (the second parking lot past the Visitor Center) and will take the Thurmont Vista Loop Trail, adding Wolf Rock and Chimney Rock as an out-and-back onto the loop, before taking the loop trail back to the parking area. After our hike, those who would like can drive 10 minutes south on Route 15 to Springfield Manor Winery Distillery Brewery. Kerensa Gray is providing live music from 6-9pm (no cover charge). Wine, spirits and beer are available for tastings ($) or by the glass/bottle ($) and a small plate menu is available ($). There may also be a food truck on site. Outside food is not permitted. 

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I’ll update the event description if anything changes!

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