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.

Pack List

  • $3-5 per person fee
  • Hiking shoes
  • Towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Sun protection
  • Water
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RT Distance 2.8 Miles
Activities Chillin, Photography, Swimming, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Forest
River
Waterfall

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Beautiful!

The falls are amazing. So glad I went! It’s the perfect hike for beginners who are looking for a decent challenge.

Great Time

Parking is a short distance away from multiple falls. Great pit stop during the summer but know it's a busy spot!

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.


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