Trail

Lower Falls Trail

Thurmont, MD
Length: 1.20 mi.
Type: Loop

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This is a perfect trail for families of all ages! It’s a gravel trail to a scenic water fall in Cunningham Falls State Park. The trail is 0.6 miles to the falls and 0.6 miles back making it a doable 1.2 mi hike. Our toddlers started doing this trail with a little assistance as soon as they could walk. We’ve also been able to use our jogging stroller as well. This 78-foot waterfall, among the largest in the state, is easily accessible by two short trails. The path is well taken care of and almost completely shaded which helped a lot on a hot August day with kids. The falls was awesome with a few small spots the take a quick dip. Once at the falls there is a small viewing area were you can take a seat if you don’t want to cross the rocks and sit at the base of the falls.

 

Submitted by Rachel Rhinehart

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Dirt
Stroller friendly Yes
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby Yes
Emergency support
within 5 miles
Yes

Trail highlights

Camping Nearby, Creek / River, Lake, Shaded Hike, and Waterfall

The trail up to the water fall is shady with a lot to see! Families love to bring their camera or a picnic and hang out by the falls.

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Hike it Baby Trail Guide is managed by the Family Trail Guide team. If a trail has been “abandoned” by the initial owner, it gets adopted by the team. Also, if there are no trails in the area, the Family Trail Guide team researches trails that are family friendly in the area to insure that hikes cover all areas where Hike it Baby hikes.

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