Summary: This is a nice hike up fairly steep terrain to Cat Rock. After the view from the rocks, rejoin the yellow trail and continue on toward Bob's Hill. There is one tricky point where the only signs are for the blue Catoctin Trail going right, which is north on that trail. Instead you want to turn left, and will soon see both blue and yellow trail markings. This will take you south on the Catoctin Trail to Bob's Hill. At the hill there are two viewpoints at the end of short side trails. The hike from Cat Rock to Bob's Hill is very moderate.
Trailhead: From Thurmont, Maryland, go west on Foxville Road (Rte 77). After you pass the houses on the left and enter the park area, the first parking lot on the left is where this trial begins. A sign in the parking area indicates the trail to Cat Rock. (Lat:39.37551 Lon:-77.26369)
Trail Guides for Bobs Hill via Cat Rock:
Cunningham Falls State Park Trail Guide
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Best Seasons: Fall, Spring, Summer,
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs,
Ranger Contact: State Park Headquarters 301.271.7574
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Keith Ferguson, who has posted 10 other hikes on this site
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Reviewed by LG on 6/12/2010
We have hiked to Cat Rock and Bob's Hill several times with the dogs. Nice view from Cat Rock.
Reviewed by PT on 11/13/2006
Hiked from the Catoctin Mtn Park HQ on 77 via the trail through Cat Rock and Bob's Hill then down to the Catoctin Furnace Visitors Center. A great hike that was 15 miles round trip. Steep climbs on both ends, but well worth it.
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