Cunningham Falls Upper Trail

MODERATE 35 reviews
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Cunningham Falls Upper Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Thurmont, Maryland that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
318 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

forest

river

waterfall

wildlife

snow

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8 days ago

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15 days ago

brought my min-pin this time, he had a blast

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1 month ago

Short and easy hike.

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6 months ago

Nice hike with a wonderful kooking waterfall at the end.Enjoyable!

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail! We did the Upper and Lower trails and they were both extremely enjoyable. We went off the beaten path to go and explore the waterfall more closely. There is a trail leading off that will lead you directly to the waterfall itself. We went at the beginning of May and it was pretty empty which was extremely nice!

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7 months ago

lovely scenery, fun basic bouldering, nice new boardwalk to preserve and conserve the stream at the base of the falls

7 months ago

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8 months ago

On the easier side of moderate. The falls come up fast; the rest of the hike doesn't have a clear destination unless you're satisfied with already having seen the falls in the first half mile, which is the easiest part of the hike.

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8 months ago

Just went on it with my cousin and we had a great time, took lots of pic and had a fun time hiking. If you have a small kid make sure you stay with them at all time because some parts can get slippery.