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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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Beautiful Park

We love to stand and listen to the water falls! The trail is well marked and they are upgrading some of them to blue chip.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Melody P
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We love to stand and listen to the water falls! The trail is well marked and they are upgrading some of them to blue chip.

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Ocean City, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great hiking and nature trails. Beautiful water falls. Good for people who like adventuring into nature.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We hiked the Swallow Falls trail with another large family. The weather was beautiful, leaves changing. The trails are easy to follow. We spent a few hours just enjoying being outdoors. The falls was beautiful too!

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Severna Park, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Took a walk around Swallow Falls. It was almost frozen - think the high for the day we visited was 4 degrees but the falls was beautiful.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We walked to Muddy Falls and Swallow Falls and both were gorgeous! They were moving pretty quick due to all the snow melting, but still a great sight to see! Trails are easy to access, but were a little slippery due to the packed snow that was still there. There is alot of steps once you get to the falls,... More 

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Lothian, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Have been here in the summer and the middle of winter. spectacular views both times. I highly suggest winter, its a real treat to see the falls frozen!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Nice hiking, the views of the falls are terrific, and the park is well maintained. Good for a family walk too.

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Belleville, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We hiked the short trail to Swallow Falls, Muddy creek falls and Tolliver falls in February over President's day weekend. It was gorgeous. The stairs were incredibly slippery, and we were glad we brought our hiking poles for some grip.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I just tried booking a 7 day stay at Swallow Falls (Sat - Sat) but the MD state park system has implemented a rule that you must stay both Fri and Sat of every weekend which is absurd. I have never heard of such a policy and we are frequent campers. So even though we were willing to stay for... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

It was the first time I had taken my dog for a hike and she loved it and loved playing in the snow. The hike was short but it was the perfect length for a puppy.

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