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Cliff Trail

Intermediate
 3.8 (5)

This is a more challenging way to reach the falls.


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Map Key

0.6

Miles

1.0

KM

74%

Runnable

1,383' 422 m

High

1,158' 353 m

Low

226' 69 m

Up

142' 43 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

26%

Max Grade (14°)

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Features Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

This trail is open sunrise to sunset.

Description

This trail starts at the same parking lot and trailhead as the Lower Falls Trail but is a more challenging route to take. This is a natural surface trail with rough terrain, including a strenuous run up the cliff with rock outcrops and some scrambling. The trail leads back down to the Cunningham Falls overlook, which offers stunning views that are worth the climb. You can return the way you came or take a break and head back on the Lower Falls Trail.

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Shared By:

Cheryl Ladota

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  3.8 from 5 votes

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#211

in Maryland

#14,455

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Photos

Overlook view of Cunningham Falls
Apr 7, 2018 near Thurmont, MD
Cunningham Falls.
Oct 12, 2016 near Thurmont, MD
Trail views from Cunningham Falls State Park
Sep 2, 2015 near Thurmont, MD

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