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#204027 - 01/21/20 06:08 AM Catoctin Nat Scenic Trail
MrMeatball Offline
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Registered: 01/21/20
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Anyone in the MD area able? I'm looking to head out onto this trail, but I was wondering about the camping situation? Are there a lot of spots along the way where I can set up, or do I need to shoot for a certain spot.
TIA

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#204032 - 01/22/20 03:43 AM Re: Catoctin Nat Scenic Trail [Re: MrMeatball]
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#205048 - 12/02/20 12:52 PM Re: Catoctin Nat Scenic Trail [Re: MrMeatball]
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MrMeatball,

Did you end up doing this hike? Interested in your experience. Looking at going in January.

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#205097 - 12/16/20 08:28 PM Re: Catoctin Nat Scenic Trail [Re: OldBayHiker]
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Bad news for anyone wanting to hike the trail in the winter. Talked with the staff at Gambrill State Park. Their response follows:

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Thank you for checking in with us regarding the Catoctin Trail. Unfortunately camping is prohibited anywhere along the trail and all of the campgrounds are closed for the winter.

I would recommend waiting until April when the campgrounds open back up. Either that or hiking it in pieces. I know this isn’t the answer you were looking for, but I hope you understand our goal of balancing these wonderful natural and recreational resources.

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