Connecting Routes

Gettysburg Tour

Thurmont Ramble

DC to Thurmont

Tourist Information

Gettysburg, PA

Catoctin Mountain Park

Thurmont, MD

Map of Route

Here's a great route I did with Potomac Pedalers. Ride leader Lanny Evans put this together from two rides listed in Chuck & Gail's.This route wanders the lightly traveled backroads between Thurmont, Md and Gettysburg, Pa. Even though this is a fairly hilly area of the country, this trail follows a fairly reasonable terrain. There are a few hills, but nothing really bad. The route also travels through the historic battlefield near Gettysburg.

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The route starts in Thurmont, which is about an hour drive north of the Washington Beltway. Take I-270 North to Frederick. I-270 goes strait into Route 15, which will take you farther north to Thurmont. When you take the exit off route 15 at Thurmont, make a right at the bottom of the ramp and then a left at the next light (there are several fast food restaurants here). The ride start in the community park about a half mile up the road on the left.