Hike to Cunningham Falls

Maryland Lower Trail - Red Blaze

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Easy access to one of the grandest falls in the state of Maryland, measuring 78 feet high.

This 78-foot waterfall, among the largest in the state, is easily accessible by two short trails. Lower Trail (0.5 miles) leads directly to the falls, whereas Cliff Trail (0.75 miles) has slightly more difficult terrain and takes you to a viewing platform.

To lengthen the adventure, Hunting Creek Lake is close by for swimming, or you can continue your hike by taking Old Misery Trail for great views of the area.

Photo Credit: Alyson Hurt and Pam Corey

Pack List

  • $3-5 per person fee
  • Hiking shoes
  • Towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Sun protection
  • Water
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Activities:

Hiking, Swimming

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

2.8 Miles

Rating:

Features:

Forest
River
Waterfall

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4 months ago

Short Family Hike

This was a very cool hike for our family. The path is well taken care of and almost completely shaded which helped a lot on a hot August day with kids. The falls was awesome with a few small spots the take a quick dip. Once at the falls there is a small viewing area were you can take a seat if you don't want to cross the rocks and sit at the base of the falls.

4 months ago

11 months ago

A fun hike, I always take the way that leads you more up into the mountains, instead of tuning right at the fork in the trail I always go straight and take the way in that is full of some fun rocks to boulder and more challenging hills.

11 months ago

about 1 year ago

Great For Family

This is a VERY easy hike, so would be great for young children, beginning hikers, or puppies. It can also be very crowded on a nice day.

about 1 year ago

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