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Always a great Trail

Just love taking friends to the Falls .. adventure trails and marked paths make this a great place... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Paul S
Love this state park

Definitely include this state park on a visit while in the area in any season! We recently hiked... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amy M
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State park that has three waterfalls and many hiking trails.
222 Herrington Ln, Oakland, MD 21550-7545
+1 301-387-6938
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Just love taking friends to the Falls .. adventure trails and marked paths make this a great place to find off the beaten road from Deep Creek Lake

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Paul S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely include this state park on a visit while in the area in any season! We recently hiked the loop in January and while it was chilly and muddy, it was a lot of fun. The scenery is gorgeous and bonus, we even saw two...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Amy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Swallow Falls is a great park with restrooms, paved parking, and a loop trail. Take an immediate left to get to the amazing waterfall. There are wooden platforms to capture photographs at different heights. The trails are well marked and maintained.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank acochran82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stunning who could have known maryland had some of the prettiest waterfalls ive ever seen. nice hiking trails plenty of photo opportunitys.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank garyss121
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked the very short trail around Swallow Falls and Muddy Creek Falls..Beautiful view of Muddy Creek - 30 degrees and the park was packed..Can only imagine the spring/summer/fall months!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bashergirl_75
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

This state park is home of Muddy Falls and Swallow Falls. Muddy Falls is the tallest falls in Maryland. Swallow Falls is named for it's shape which is like a Swallow tail. Visitors to Garrett county almost always stop by to see the falls and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Clint B
Reviewed November 29, 2018

We went to the park to see the fall foliage and the three falls that located within the park. Despite the drizzle on the day of our visit, we enjoyed seeing the area and taking an easy relaxing hike to the falls. We arrived @10am...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Janice M
Reviewed November 28, 2018

Park can get very crowed with very little parking spots. A beautiful water falls and a nice place to hike.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Roge D
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

We had our annual 4th of July family reunion breakfast cookout this year. The park is always clean and well kept.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LisaLucy2908
Reviewed October 30, 2018

My wife and I visited Swallow Falls State Park specifically for the falls. Our expectations were not that high in that we were in western Maryland and the topography was hilly but not mountainous. The park is laid out so that you can see all...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from Wesley F | Reviewed this property |
The upper trail is handicap and stroller accessible and take you to all three major waterfalls. Plus they have ramps at Muddy Creek Falls that let observe from the top or bottom of the falls. Have a great trip!
June 27, 2018|
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3G was strong - 4G LTE was spotty
September 25, 2017|
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Response from Sam B | Reviewed this property |
If you take the path the left from the parking lot, it will very shortly take you to the top of Muddy Creek Falls (that's the big one). However, to actually get a good look at the falls, you'll have to go down a rather long... More