Hike to Cunningham Falls

Lower Trail - Red Blaze

Distance

2.8 Miles

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Swimming, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Forest
River
Waterfall

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.

Community Photos

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $133/night

Liberty Hill Camp

Aspers, Pennsylvania

From $100/night

Camp Kinzers

Kinzers, Pennsylvania

Reviews

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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.

Distance

2.8 Miles

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Swimming, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

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