Cunningham Falls Upper Trail

MODERATE 27 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
410 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

forest

river

waterfall

wildlife

snow

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
7 days ago

2 months ago

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

2 months ago

hiking
2 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!

3 months ago

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3 months ago

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

4 months ago

hiking
4 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.

hiking
4 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.

hiking
8 months ago

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9 months ago

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10 months ago

10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

State park authority tries to limit liability by posting signs not to hike on the falls to protect the grasses. Its next to impossible for them to enforce as there are seemingly hundreds on the falls during the weekend. The trail itself is crazy easy to the falls and well maintained. The biggest challenge is avoiding the throngs in flip flops. The upper trail is moderately more difficult but uninteresting save for a couple of rock formations.

11 months ago

hiking
Saturday, July 30, 2016

The waterfall is disappointing, you can't get close to the waterfall and all the trails are easy. this place is more for kids under 13

Thursday, July 28, 2016