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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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State park that has three waterfalls and many hiking trails.

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Nice Family Hike

4 different falls can be seen on this 1.25 loop. Paths have steps at times to help with descent and ascent. Any walking ability can do this hike. Lakeside creamery food cart at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
James C
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Hurley, New York
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Hurley, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

4 different falls can be seen on this 1.25 loop. Paths have steps at times to help with descent and ascent. Any walking ability can do this hike. Lakeside creamery food cart at the end to reward yourself with delicious locally made ice cream. 45 per person charge to get in if not a Garrett County resident.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Title says it all. Had a great afternoon exploring the trails, the three water falls, climbing. Nicely shaded and lots of people swimming and enjoying the water. Nowhere to dump garbage once you leave the parking area so bring a bag to carry your trash until you get to a trash can. Be sure to visit their sister park (pricing... More 

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Northern Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place for my photography. A lot of people were swimming, and it looked like fun. Does take some walking to get to, but well worth it.

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erie, pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our first visit and we thought it was great! We hiked the entire loop with a 4 and 7 year old. They did a great job and enjoyed the adventure. There were a couple spots on the trail where you needed to hold their hand but for the most part could do it on their own. The falls... More 

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Lumberton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First, its important to know, you CANNOT bring dogs and it is not stroller friendly. There is a $5 per person charge during the summer months, $3 pp for in state. The scenery is well worth the hike which I would not consider very strenuous to the average person but we were with someone that had a torn meniscus and... More 

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There is about a 1 mile trail that takes you past 4 different waterfalls. This is definitely not ADA or stroller friendly, unless you just go to visit Muddy Creek Falls which is definitely the biggest in the park. Wear your bathing suit and creek shoes and be prepared to slip and slide in the water if you like (not... More 

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Middletown, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This location is a beautiful 1.25 mile loop. It passes by four waterfalls/river features. Travelers tip: when you enter the loop from the parking lot, go to the right (counter-clockwise). You'll see the largest waterfall last instead of first and that will make all the other waterfalls more majestic as you build to the biggest! Good hike for any age.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place. When ever I am close to the park , I stop in for a walk or hike. The water is beautiful, the forest is wonderful and the experience is more than worth it. I went swimming above the biggest waterfall on my last trip and it was lots of fun. It was more wadding in but... More 

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Terra Alta, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of our favorite parks in Maryland. Easy access to beautiful falls and great place for a hike. The views are lovely and its always several degrees cooler than the weather. Highly recommend it!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice almost two mile hike/walk for the family. you can take the upper trail or the lower trail, lots of rocks to climb, trees to jump over, water to play in.

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