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Swallow Falls State Park

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Address: 222 Herrington Lane, Oakland, MD 21550
Phone Number: (301) 387-6938
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Activities: Hiking, Swimming
Description: State park that has three waterfalls and many hiking trails.

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Nice Falls

Nice motorcycle ride from southwestern PA. The falls were nice and the trail is well maintained. Hurricane Sandy did a bit of damage to the trees, but it is still a nice place to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Stoystown, Pennsylvania
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Stoystown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Nice motorcycle ride from southwestern PA. The falls were nice and the trail is well maintained. Hurricane Sandy did a bit of damage to the trees, but it is still a nice place to visit.

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Chantilly, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Swallow Falls Park is a great place to go for a short hike to see some wonderful water falls. We were there on a very nice cool sunny day. The trail is well kept and worth the time. It does get very crowded so go early. We were surprised by how many people that were wearing flip flops and using... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

If you visit Deep Creek Lake, you HAVE TO visit Swallow Falls. This is such a beautiful place! I'm not a hiker and was a little hesitant about visiting this place due to the walking, but I'm so glad I did! It's about 1 1/5 mile trail, so it's not too tiring. You can swim here and take beautiful pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The falls are beautiful and it is refreshing to dip in the water. We took the trail on the other side as the main one doesn't seem to be dog friendly in high season. Park the car before crossing the river in a small lot and cross the street to the trail. The hike is pretty easy, but it's steep... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Our family of 7 had so much fun at the falls. We really enjoyed the beautiful setting and climbed over river rocks from the big falls all the way to the smaller falls. My kids jumped off the smaller falls and made a lifetime memory. We loved it!

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Moundsville, West Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Really nice park. Falls are beautiful . Very relaxing. My 5yr old granddaughter loved the falls and playing in the water..

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We visited and hiked the complete loop trail to all 4 falls. We started with the smallest one and ended up at Muddy Creek. We enjoyed the hike. Although fairly short, the trail went up and down and over rocks and was quite interesting. Lovely falls all along the way. We also enjoyed getting ice cream near the parking area... More 

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Wexford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Hiking trail was well maintained, and the best was homemade ice cream truck at the trails end! Although a little crowded (it was school vacation) the trails were never noisy. It really was a delightful, peaceful, day.

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Wear your walking shoes and carry extra drinking water. We walked the whole length of the multiple falls to be seen. If you are not used to walking and climbing this could be a little difficult for some people, but the trails are well kept up. We spent approximately 4 hours walking the trails, having a picnic, and generally relaxing.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We took a family hike with ages ranging from 68 to 2 and we all made it. The 10 and 7 year old kids had the best time swimming and climbing river rocks. The 2 year old was able to walk/run on some of the flat areas of the trail. The falls are truly something to behold. The hike is... More 

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