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Beautiful park

We visited Cunningham Falls on a gorgeous fall day and were surprised it wasn’t more crowded. The... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Alexandria, Virginia
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Lovely walk on a misty day

We walked from our campsite to the trail. The first section of the trail was well marked. The... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Kensington, 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 15 October 2018 via mobile

We visited Cunningham Falls on a gorgeous fall day and were surprised it wasn’t more crowded. The trails are well marked with plenty of parking areas. Trails range from easy to moderate to difficult. The waterfall trail is an easy one which is terrific. I...More

Thank StacyInDC2012
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Took my 7 year old grand son here. both he and I enjoyed it very much. It was a little to muddy for hiking but he enjoyed the play ground, Aviary with a bald eagle, hawks and owls. The visitor center had some snakes in...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We walked from our campsite to the trail. The first section of the trail was well marked. The second part wasn’t. We saw deer on our way to the Falls. Parts of the trail were very steep.

Thank BLMerce
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped at the aviary on this visit. Saw several beautiful owls, hawks, and a bald eagle. Also some turtles. Then stopped at a nearby picnic area near a babbling stream. Quite lovely and relaxing.

Thank Deborah M
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

We camped for two nights at this park. The park is close to the town of Thurmont if you need to shop for food or need a restaurant. The park has a lake and a number of trails. I stayed at their small campground which...More

Thank Sarracenia
Reviewed 9 September 2018

We don't camp a lot so I don't have much to compare it to, but I thought it was a nice place to take a family camping. The sites were kind of close to each other, but that might be normal. We were able to...More

Thank funwithfamilyVA
Reviewed 5 September 2018

On warm summer days, arrive early (before noon at the latest). When the parking lot is full, they close the park. Nice place for swimming. Canoes available for rent. Playground and picnic areas. Nice hiking trails.

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We like hiking so we decided to try this park. There is a cost to enter the main part of the park. Once there (at the water) There is a fair amount of parking, bathrooms and a concession stand. We arrived after 1 pm and...More

Thank Ward D
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We went to a wedding held at the large pavilion near the visitor center and it worked out pretty well. The park is naturally beautiful and within a reasonable distance for family who live in the DC-Baltimore area. US 15 runs along the eastern border,...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 15 August 2018

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

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30 October 2018|
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Response from Kathy S | Reviewed this property |
There is handicapped parking on Rte 77 and a short boardwalk (wheelchair accesible) that leads to the falls. It takes me about 5-10 minutes to walk to the falls on the boardwalk. There are a few benches along the way so you... More
30 June 2018|
Response from wahootoyou | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea what you are talking about.