Whether it’s through the forest, around the city, or to the top of a mountain, we’re always game for a good hike. But sometimes we wish our trail led to a cascading waterfall. Imagine taking a break to cool off in some rushing water!
Okay, now snap out of your daydream. Why pretend when there are so many awesome waterfalls to explore near DC? That’s right gang, adventure is calling. Don’t waste another second. Toss some rations in your rucksack and check out these waterfall hikes sure to suppress your sense of wanderlust (for now!).
Top your bucket list with this mega waterfall. At 78 feet, Cunningham Falls is the tallest waterfall in Maryland. There are various trails to get there, including the Lower Trail, less than a mile from the falls. For a rockier, more strenuous hike, take the Old Misery Trail (we promise it’s not as bad as the name suggests). Whichever trail you choose, there’s really no excuse not to see this beauty.