Hike the Cunningham Falls Lower Trail

Hike the Cunningham Falls Lower Trail

Cunningham Falls Lower Trail

Distance

1.2 Miles

Elevation Gain

226 Feet

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Forest
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Take to the woods and hike to a serene waterfall in Cunningham Falls State Park--this short loop is great for all ages.

Park in the Cunningham Falls parking lot off William Houck Drive. Just a short way away is the trailhead (see map). The trail is well-defined. The 1.2 mile loop is great for families and is dog-friendly. 

Photos: William Johns, The Exploragrapher

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Easy Hike

Went here twice this summer to cool off. The trail is well maintained and pretty wide at some spots. There is a nice deck with benches to sit on at the bottom of the falls or you can pick up the trail to the upper portion of the falls while here. Swimming is prohibited and the face of the falls is slippery but both times we came it was packed with people. The pool at the bottom went about chest high right in the middle but don't jump unless you want to get hurt. I trekked up to the top to enjoy the cool water but be sure to take your time coming down.

Distance

1.2 Miles

Elevation Gain

226 Feet

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

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