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Cunningham Falls State Park, Thurmont

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Cunningham Falls State Park is a public recreation area located west of Thurmont, Maryland, in the United States. The state park is the home of Cunningham Falls, the largest cascading waterfall in Maryland, a 43-acre (17 ha) man-made lake, and the remains of a historic iron furnace. The park is one of several protected areas occupying 50-mile-long Catoctin Mountain; it is bordered on its north by Catoctin Mountain Park and on its south by Frederick Municipal Forest.

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  • If you are looking for nice scenery and a fairly easy walk, this is the place. The round trip walk from the parking lot is about one mile. My memories of the falls from my last time there (about 30...  more »
  • My husband and I enjoyed a peaceful walk to the falls. The falls was low but, we joined in as people climbed to the top of the falls. Challenging at first but, a thrill to get to the top. Took a...  more »
  • I loved the place. Spent around 3+ hours here. Started with wolf rock trial. Then went to falls trial. It was a great experience. Don't forget to get insect repellents and preferably wear fully covered pajamas or track pants because, insects, lots of insects! I didn't, and got a few bites. There is an entry fee of $5 per person at the falls area. They take cards or cash. Also, there are 2 separate trials at the falls area, one is easier 1/2 mile trial, and other is a much harder 1 mile trial. Both reach the area of water falls. The stones are bit slippery so be very careful when climbing. People do climb all the way to the top but as I said, be very careful.
  • The snack vendor area must reopen. With freshly prepared food items 😳 other that. This is great park for everything. I love this place,

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