Hike to Cunningham Falls

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Distance

2.8 miles

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Added by Kristen May

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.

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🥇Top Contributor

8 months ago

Well kept, well traveled

Didn't have the place to myself, but the trail was well kept and maintained. I was happy about the distance, too... Not bad at all for a quick trip to a 78' waterfall!

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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over 5 years 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.

336 total saves

4.2/5

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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