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Cunningham Falls State Park

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Stretch & Hike

An easy hike to get your blood pumping. Good stop with woodland views, burbling stream, although... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Come for the "falls" stay for the trails!

Best part about Cunningham Falls isn't the falls, in fact you can barely call them "falls" unless... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Salisbury, Maryland
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Located in the Catoctin Mountains, this park is well-known for its history, scenic beauty and various recreational facilities including campsites, hiking trails, picnic areas and fishing piers.
14039 Catoctin Hollow Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788-1514
+1 301-271-7574
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So I need to get the wife out of the house for an afternoon- and we decided to take the drive up to Catoctin Mtn. park to see Cunningham Falls. Now back in the day (20+ years ago) I had a great time going up...More

Thank Ray D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for a country walk, cant wait till the fall to go again! Refreshing to get out and walk. Nice little town nearby with a very good Kountry Kitchen! Hot soups, great food and very friendly service!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An easy hike to get your blood pumping. Good stop with woodland views, burbling stream, although the Falls was pretty dry. Interesting rock formations along with ferns and wild wineberries.

Thank Traveler57206
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Best part about Cunningham Falls isn't the falls, in fact you can barely call them "falls" unless you happen to come right after a nice storm. I've been here on multiple occasions and the falls are fun to see, but it's more like if you...More

Thank AbstractRealist
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Maryland is a gateway to so many beautiful destinations. All within 1-3 hours away. You have Washington, Virginia, Pennsylvania, just to name a few. Being that I live an hour way to Cunningham Falls State Park, I decided to take a day trip there. Your...More

1  Thank elee124065
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Enjoyed a relaxing walk up to the falls. Was disappointed as to how many people were physically hanging out and climbing in the falls considering all the posted signs saying not to. Otherwise is was very pretty

1  Thank Patricia D
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

There are just too many people here. Everything about this place involves too many other people. All over the internet, Cunningham Falls is advertised as a great swimming hole. BUT they don’t allow swimming at the falls and it’s swarming with people- like about 60...More

2  Thank El_Ian11
Reviewed June 25, 2018

I visited the falls on a Sunday afternoon and it was pretty busy, as expected. The area is really nice and the waterfall was beautiful. However, the beach was not as large as I thought it would be, like some pictures had shown. Due to...More

2  Thank Kennedy B
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

There is unrest in the forest There is trouble with the trees For the maples want more sunlight And the oaks ignore their pleas The trouble with the maples And they're quite convinced they're right They say the oaks are just too lofty And they...More

Thank Neil B
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful hike. I am out of shape, some of the hike uphill was a little tough. Glad I did it. Saw deer. Came across a black snake (think it was a rat snake) enjoying the sun right on our trail. We walked around not to...More

2  Thank Christine231970
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June 29, 2018|
Response from wahootoyou | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea what you are talking about.
Angelica E
June 1, 2018|
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Response from PaleoGypsy | Reviewed this property |
According to the web site, improvements are currently being made to the William Houck Water Treatment Facility. Construction is impacting the William Houck Campground as well. Old lines are being replaced with new ones. When... More
Evelyn G
September 13, 2017|
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Response from Karen C | Reviewed this property |
We camped in tents. I did not notice the cabins. Sorry.