Hike to Cunningham Falls

2.8 Miles Round Trip - Out-and-Back Trail

Lower Trail - Red Blaze - Search Nearby - 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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Chillin
Photography
Swimming
Hiking
Forest
River
Waterfall

Details

2.8 Miles
Out-and-Back Trail

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Overall rating: 

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.

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.