Hike:Catoctin #4 Houck Area to Mount Zion Rd
Start: Saturday, November 17, 2012
Ellicott City , MD 21043
Catoctin Trail Section #4: Follow the Cunningham Falls State Park trail into the wooded National Park horse trails. Pass hemlock groves, fresh springs, and creeks. Enjoy a spectacular lunch-break at the top of the falls. Moderately difficult terrain; 7 miles. Houck Area to Mount Zion Road. Families and individuals can catch a glimpse of Maryland's history and folklore while they enjoy hiking on the Catoctin Trail with Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks. The 27-mile trail runs from Gambrill State Park through the Frederick City Watershed and ends in the Catoctin Mountain Park. Nine miles of the trail crisscrosses through Cunningham Falls State Park. Earn a certificate and patch by hiking each of the four sections in the series at least once within a three-year period. Under 16 must be accompanied by a participating parent or guardian. Participants should be in good shape, have good balance and depth perception to be able to hike two miles over rocky hills without a break and the ability to complete the distance indicated. Fee includes van or school bus transportation from the Park & Ride lot at the intersection of Rte. 100 and Long Gate Pkwy, Ellicott City. Registration: 410-313-7275. Information: Dawn Thomas, 410-313-4623. Bring Lunch.