Cunningham Falls State Park

Thurmont, Maryland

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Located near Thurmont, Maryland, Cunningham Falls features a beautiful 78-foot cascading waterfall, the largest cascading waterfall in the state, attracting visitors from around the region. Cunningham Falls State Park is situated in the beautiful Catoctin Mountains in Frederick County. While the parks’ trail distances range from 0.5 mile to 7.5 miles, the shortest hike is the most popular, as it leads to the overlook of the cascading waterfalls. It offers dozens of miles of hiking trails and an ideal destination for swimming, boating, fishing, picnicking, camping, horseback riding, rock climbing, and cross-country skiing. Campsites and camper cabins are available for rent April–October.

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"Located near Thurmont, Maryland, Cunningham Falls features a beautiful 78-foot cascading waterfall, the largest cascading waterfall in the state, attracting visitors from around the region. Cunningham Falls State Park is situated in the beautiful Catoctin Mountains in
Frederick County. While the parks’ trail distances range from 0.5 mile to 7.5 miles, the shortest hike is the most popular, as it leads to the overlook of the cascading waterfalls.

It offers dozens of miles of hiking trails and an ideal destination for swimming, boating, fishing, picnicking, camping, horseback riding, rock climbing, and cross-country skiing. Campsites and camper cabins are available for rent April–October."

Activity Type: Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Walking
Nearby City: Thurmont
Distance: 1 mile
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Services: Year-round
Additional Use: Swimming, Boating, Fishing, Camping
Features: Views, Waterfalls
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: 301-271-7574, tinyurl.com /cunninghamfallspark
Local Maps: Maryland Department of Natural Resources, tinyurl.com/cunfallsmap
Attractions: Wooded, waterfall, sweeping vista from overlook
Driving Directions: Directions to Cunningham Falls State Park

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May 2018