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By far the most popular trail in Catoctin Mountain Park, leading to the tallest waterfall in MD.


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1.3

Miles

2.1

KM

Point to Point

1,298' 396 m

High

966' 295 m

Low

337' 103 m

Up

94' 29 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Family Friendly Kids will love visiting the massive waterfall along the trail.

Description

This trail is the most visited in the park for good reason. Along your journey, expect to trek through a pristine deciduous forest rife with wildflowers and wildlife to the single-largest waterfall in the state of Maryland. Cascading over 78 feet from top to bottom, Cunningham Falls is truly a sight to see.

After soaking up all the serenity Cunningham Falls has to offer, either return the way you came, or continue up the Hog Rock Nature Trail for an extended journey through some of Maryland's most pristine forests.

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#338

in Maryland

#24,970

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Signage at Vistor Center Trailhead.
Nov 15, 2016 near Thurmont, MD
Signage at Vistor Center Trailhead.
Nov 15, 2016 near Thurmont, MD
Red blazes of this section of trail.
Nov 15, 2016 near Thurmont, MD

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Jun 10, 2023
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Jan 27, 2023
Austin Davis
To the falls and back. 2.6mi — 1h 00m
Jan 17, 2021
Mark Ezrin
Sep 26, 2020
Z C
Aug 16, 2020
John Papp
Feb 23, 2020
Emily Brown
Dec 8, 2019
Jay Bishop
Nov 17, 2019
Robin Summers
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