Swallow Falls State Park

Swallow Falls State Park, Oakland: Address, Phone Number, Swallow Falls State Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Swallow Falls State Park
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State park that has three waterfalls and many hiking trails.
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CarlLeMaster
Berlin, MD83 contributions
Loved this place
Apr 2021
We have loved this place for decades, whenever we vacation in West Md we go see the falls. Its nice that they have done their best to make it handicap accessible which is truly amazing considering that just back in the 80s it was a pretty wild trail
Written May 4, 2021
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K Monique
Upper Marlboro, MD6 contributions
A must see when in Deep Creek
Apr 2021
We arrived at the park later in the afternoon so we only visited Muddy Creek Falls, which was a very short distance from where we parked. Beautiful waterfall...definitely a highlight of our trip!
Written April 10, 2021
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Eileen D
Baltimore, Maryland, United States56 contributions
Amazing sight to see in person
Apr 2021
So glad we made the trip to Western Maryland- seeing these falls have been on our bucket list. The Canyon Trail is a bit more challenging than I was expecting- a few scrambles over rocks and uneven surfaces. As other have suggested, I would see the smaller falls first and leave Muddy Falls for the end- really an amazing sight! Really beautiful, and a great way to spend a spring day.
Written April 7, 2021
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Gautam R
Laurel, MD132 contributions
Amazing Falls
Apr 2021 • Family
This is a really nice state park. We parked at the overflow parking (arrived in the afternoon), and then did Muddy Falls and the canyon trail loop. The river and falls we really powerful, and you get a top and bottom view! The hike by the river was beautiful - lots of Rhododendrons and rock formations, and opportunities to get close to the river. It was rated as easy, but the terrain was rocky, and slippery at times, so you need good footwear, and I would rate it more easy - moderate. The restrooms were clean. It is just 15 min from the Wisp area of Deep Creek.
Written April 3, 2021
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FJGonzalezG
Bethesda, MD1,172 contributions
Pleasant paths and stunning waterfalls.
Sep 2020
Visited on a sunny afternoon in September. We enjoyed walking the paths along the river and marveled at the water falls. We were able to get very close to the falls and look at them from almost every angle. A truly enjoyable afternoon.
Written January 15, 2021
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Helena6040
56 contributions
Several falls in one easy hike
Nov 2020 • Friends
Really enjoyed this park - within the 1.5 mile loop you can see a few waterfalls. Walking through 300 year old Hemlock trees makes it a shady hike. One reader suggested starting the loop from the left and agree. Lots of steps and you can climb over rocks but it is very worth it. If you feel you cannot do steps you can take the path to the left to the deck to see the main fall - Muddy Creek Fall.
Written January 2, 2021
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mttaylor9
Baltimore, MD779 contributions
Frozen Beauty - watch out for the ice!
Dec 2020
We had a great hike to Swallow Falls and Muddy Creek Falls over winter break Caronacation style. Stayed in a cabin at Herington Manor State Park and headed to the Falls for a day hike.

Warning... The stairs are super icy!

But the ice made it a winter wonderland and if you are careful it is manageable.

We loved our hike and are sure to be back during warmer weather to swim and explore further.
Written December 31, 2020
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cardsfan33
Owings, MD136 contributions
Must see!!
Dec 2020 • Family
This is a must if you are in the area. Only a 1 mile loop trail and you see four waterfalls. I recommend taking the trail to the left at the start, that way you come upon each fall from the front so the views are amazing. Pictues don't do just to the beauty.
Written December 26, 2020
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kathryn w
Raleigh, NC5 contributions
you can hear the falls from the parking lot!
Oct 2020
Big bang for your "buck" with dramatic overlooks of the falls just a 10 minute trail walk from parking. Note that there are a bunch of steps to navigate. It was packed with groups of people and a line of cars to get in, and if you're out of state it's $5. Totally worth it on all fronts.
Written November 2, 2020
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Todd M
78 contributions
Nice short hike
Oct 2020
Very nice hike along the water. Can get busy. Muddy Run Falls was the highlight for me, especially with the fall foliage!
Written October 15, 2020
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