Cunningham Falls to Hog Rock Vista to Blue Ridge Summit Loop

MODERATE 4 reviews
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Cunningham Falls to Hog Rock Vista to Blue Ridge Summit Loop is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Thurmont, Maryland that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
935 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

1 month ago

The loop provided a decent workout without wiping me out. The falls trail was a little misleading though. The falls are not actually on the trail. You have to deviate from the loop, cross a road with traffic going by, and then continue on the boardwalk. There is a sign saying you are no longer on the trail. You can get better views from the boardwalk that leads straight from the parking lot. There are signs stating that people should keep off the natural area of the falls yet there were dozens of people climbing the rocks and fallen trees beyond the boardwalk. To get back to the Hog trail, you have to turn around and cross the road again. There are two overlooks with ok views. Some of the downhill parts of the trail were gravel which actually seems more dangerous than plain dirt, especially if it's slippery.

hiking
2 months ago

Great Trail! I did it counter-clockwise. Strongly recommend getting there early if you’re going on Sat or Sun as the lot can fill up quickly. The trails are well marked, so the risk of getting lost is low. Sections of the trail can be wet if there has been recent rain, but very little mud.

hiking
2 months ago