I like this area a lot. I have climbed Cat Rock, Bobs Hill, Chimney Rock and Wolf Rock many times each since the 90s. I have also climbed Piney Mountain and College Mountain, just to the north, and Foxville Lookout, the highest point in the local area.
Took the direct route up to Chimney Rock which round trip is only about 2 miles. I took my 2 brother in laws with me for a visit. I climbed these mountains all the time as a teen but haven't been back in years. Used to spend so much time climbing in and around all the rocks. Nice memories to share.
After the 4 mile loop to Wolf Rock and Chimney Rock from the Visitor's Center, continued on to Cunningham Falls, Hog Rock, Blue Ridge Summit overlook and Thurmont Vista; great spring day out in the woods.
Our Boy Scout Troop has hiked and even backpacked in this area and the nearby Catoctin Mountain park many times. I really should go back for a dayhike in the fall or spring when it's particularly beautiful!
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe