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Hike in Catoctin Mtn Park & Winery Visit

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Cactocin Mountain Park, Thurmont, MD
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Apr 3 2011  9:00 am  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Fri, Mar 18 2011 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Apr 1 2011 12:59 pm
Event Duration:4 hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Organizer(s):
Amy K
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:7
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Come join us for a 5-mile hike in the Catoctin Mtn Park in Thurmont, MD. We will hike the Cunningham Falls/Hog Rock/ Blue Ridge Summit Vista route.

This loop is a moderate hike with uphill and downhill sections of the trail that includes moderate to steep inclines. This trail is the longest loop (without making any variations) and features Marylandís largest cascading waterfall at 78 feet and two stunning vistas.

Bring a lunch to enjoy at the middle of our hike.

Afterward we will take a drive out to Black Ankle Vineyards, which is about an hour drive east of the park. It is on the way back to Baltimore.

The hike loop/map can be found here.

Required Items to Bring:
- Hiking boots
- Water
- Lunch
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Camera

How to Get There:
Event Directions:For GPS Use Only: the Street Address of the Visitor Center is 14707 Park Central Road, Thurmont, MD.

From Washington, DC: Take the George Washington Memorial Parkway north to I-495 beltway to I-270 north 27 miles to Frederick, MD. Take Route 15 17 miles north to Thurmont, MD. Take Route 77 West, the exit sign is marked Catoctin Mountain Park. Travel approximately 3 miles west on 77 and turn right onto Park Central Road. The Visitor Center is on the right.

From Baltimore, MD: Take I-695 beltway to I-70 West to Frederick, MD. Take Route 15 North to Thurmont, MD. Take Route 77 West (the exit sign says Catoctin Mountain Park. Travel approximately 3 miles west on 77 and turn right onto Park Central Road. The Visitor Center is on the right.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):0Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 am
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