Cunningham Falls State Park is located in the picturesque Catoctin Mountains. It is divided into two separate but unique areas. The William Houck Area located three miles west of Thurmont on Route 77 has the lake area, falls and camping area. The Manor Area off Route 15 three miles south of Thurmont has the Scales and Tales Aviary, camping and the historic Catoctin Iron Furnace. Outdoor activity is everywhere at Cunningham Falls State Park. Leisure opportunities like swimming, hiking, fishing and canoeing are available. For those who wish to get away for either a night or longer there are campsites and camper cabins available for rental from April through October. The staff and volunteers at Cunningham Falls State Park strive to make your visit a pleasant one. If you have any questions or concerns please let us know.

This trail was a perfect family hike. Our 2.5 year old was able to hike by himself and we pushed our 8 mo old in our BOB stroller. This is a stroller friendly hike for those looking for one.

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19 days ago

The trail was a bit shorter than I'd expected. The view was beautiful however there wasn't too far to venture in this location.

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2 months ago

Beautiful. So many fellow tourists at the falls. Wish the falls looked the way they did when I was a kid....very limited access now with all of the bridges/boardwalks to keep people out. But I guess they have to protect this place. We hiked the cliff trail to the falls and the lower trail on the way back...why isn't the cliff trail on the trail list? Just curious.

2 months ago

encountered a giant, fat rattlesnake as we were returning back down rocks. Posted a pic....I don't think I will climb on rocks again.

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3 months ago

stopped on a roadtrip home from Florida - was fun / easy to do and had some cool things to see! waterfall was nice (beware of rattlesnakes!!)

Awesome, been coming here since I was a kid. Beautiful views at the top. Awesome boulders and stoney path. Can be slippery if wet.

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4 months ago

fun trail that offers great scenery and some good photo ops.