Cunningham Falls Nature Trail

EASY 58 reviews
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Cunningham Falls Nature Trail is a 6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Thurmont, Maryland that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

6.0 miles 1295 feet Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

beach

forest

lake

views

waterfall

no dogs

Directions from Thurmont, MD: Travel MD State Route 77 west approximately 3.5 miles turning right onto Park Central Road. Park across from the visitor center; trail begins on the far side of the parking lot across from the visitor center.

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14 days ago

Lovely views and unique rock formations. See if you can find some metallic blue slate like I did.

4 months ago

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7 months ago

Very short and easy hike to the falls. Rocks by the falls are fun to climb.

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7 months ago

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8 months ago

I'm not sure why this trail is rated easy. Maybe it was because of the heat, but 1,175 ft elevation is about 2-3 times more steep than what I'm used to doing in my neck of the woods. I don't think I've ever been so happy to see our friend's car! I liked the seeing the falls; wish I could have enjoyed that more, but I was too wiped out!

8 months ago

A fun hike. I suggest staying away from the Falls on the weekends because the crowds are like an amusement park. Much more interesting on the other side of the road.

9 months ago

very busy and crowded. there is a fee to enter park.

9 months ago

walking
9 months ago

Cooooool rad lol

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fly fishing
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1 year ago

Nice Trail. Be careful if you hike after a rain, the rocks are very slippery.