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Gardens & Grounds

Approximately 400 acres of Morven Park’s property are within the wooded Catoctin Ridge, offering opportunities for year-round hiking and exploration.

The Ridge Top Trail

The Ridge Top Trail is a challenging hike of 1.24 miles and features a steady 200-foot climb in elevation. It leads hikers to the highest point within Morven Park’s 1,000 acres at an elevation of 640 feet. The vernal pools along this trail host an abundance of wildlife in the spring and summer. 

Pets are welcome but for their own safety and the safety of our other visitors, all pets MUST be on leash at all times. Please clean up after your pet while on Park grounds. Bicycles and strollers are not permitted on the trail. 

Be sure to check signs at the trail heads to learn more about our deer management program. Under the guidance of wildlife biologists from the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, Morven Park works diligently to maintain a healthy deer herd and robust habitat for all wildlife at the park. 

All hikers must park in Morven Park’s designated public parking lots. CLICK HERE to download the trail map.