Falls Nature Trail

EASY 17 reviews
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Falls Nature Trail is a 2.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Thurmont, Maryland that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
472 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

The most popular trail in the park, this trail takes visitors to the largest cascading waterfall in Maryland: Cunningham Falls 78 feet. This trail runs through the woods and across into Cunningham Falls State park for a view of the waterfall.

2 hours ago

Good trail but short. Many people go to the falls and it can get crowded on nice days.

19 days ago

Too crowded today although it was great to see so many people out using the trails.
Also close to the road.
Trail would be better on a weekday withless people/ traffic.
Great views, beautiful woods not hard to hike.

2 months ago

3 months ago

4 months ago

it was a more to rocky than I expected but pretty easy

camping
4 months ago

hiking
Sunday, August 21, 2016

Good trail, well traveled. Have to cross the road to access a boardwalk to get to the falls. Lots of road noise while hiking which sort of spoils the natural mood.

hiking
Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sunday, December 13, 2015

hiking
Sunday, November 08, 2015

With so much leaves on the trail, I recommend using trekking poles.
Love this park.

Sunday, November 08, 2015

hiking
Saturday, October 31, 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015

Liked being further up on the mountain. Less people.

hiking
Sunday, February 23, 2014

Nice hike although it was really crowded in spite of all the snow. This route does not get you as close to the falls as coming in from the other side.

hiking
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Nice family hike, although it is a bit overcrowded.

hiking
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I completed this trail back in the summer of 2011 with my wife and dogs. The trail itself is fairly nice but is fairly flat and ordinary. It runs near the main road so you see and hear some cars from time to time. The trail crosses the road at one point into and then continues on to the falls. The falls were a bit disapointing to me as they weren't very full and you couldn't get close to it. This trail gets you to the falls on a raised boardwalk and you not allowed to actually go over to the falls.

hiking
Friday, July 01, 2011