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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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One of our favorite all time places to visit

This is a great place to hike and play in the water. If you are adventurous there is a location to jump off and plunge in, you do need to be careful, seen someone fall and sprain... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Laureen E
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Irwin, Pennsylvania
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Irwin, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to hike and play in the water. If you are adventurous there is a location to jump off and plunge in, you do need to be careful, seen someone fall and sprain their ankle walking on slippery rocks. Wear good shoes, you can be as adventurous as you like or just stick to the trail... More 

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This hike is easy for the average person. The trail to the falls was about 1.5 miles. We went the opposite way of what others advised (turning right at the fork in the trail) and enjoyed the build up from the smallest falls to the largest. Beautiful trail.

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Beltsville, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It really should be called Muddy Creek Falls, as that is the highlight attraction, but the whole park is wonderful. The path can be slippery, but it isn't difficult and the views are wonderful. A must stop if you come to the Deep Creek Lake area. Better in the summer when you can swim, but always a nice visit.

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Keyser, West Virginia
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34 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

There is actually three falls to see and the hike around the park is extremely slick. So if you go make sure you wear type of shoe with good traction. When you park go left of the parking area to the first falls and take the train down around to the other two falls. Walking down the slippery path is... More 

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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

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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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 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
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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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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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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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