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Lower Falls Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 3.9 (8)

This is an easy hiking trail with interpretive signage and a view of Cunningham Falls.


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Map Key

0.6

Miles

1.0

KM

Point to Point

1,249' 381 m

High

1,095' 334 m

Low

156' 47 m

Up

16' 5 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Views · Waterfall

Family Friendly Great for kids!

This is open sunrise to sunset.

Need to Know

This trail is the fastest way to reach the falls and shares a parking lot with the lake. It can be crowded during peak season.

Description

The Lower Falls Trail is a short easy hike through a wooded area of the park. There are six interpretive nature signs along the way that make the hike more interesting. You'll likely see many types of birds and small wildlife along the trail, as there are undisturbed native plants and trees. There are a few short turnoffs that lead to nice views of the river. The trail ends at an overlook with spectacular views of Cunningham Falls.

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Cheryl Ladota

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  3.9 from 8 votes

#10946

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  3.9 from 8 votes
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#144

in Maryland

#10,946

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Photos

Overlook view of Cunningham Falls
Apr 7, 2018 near Thurmont, MD
Cunningham Falls
Sep 23, 2016 near Thurmont, MD
DSC04907
Nov 5, 2019 near Thurmont, MD
Cunningham Falls.
Oct 12, 2016 near Thurmont, MD
Interpretive signage along Lower Falls Trail
Apr 7, 2018 near Thurmont, MD
Random Scenery in Cunningham Falls State Park
Nov 5, 2019 near Thurmont, MD

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Jun 19, 2021
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Nov 2, 2019
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