This mountain park is located nine miles north of Oakland, Maryland and contains some of Maryland's most breathtaking scenery. The Youghiogheny River flows along the park's borders, passing through shaded rocky gorges and creating rippling rapids. Muddy Creek Falls is a crashing 53-foot waterfall a spectacular sight. Tall hemlocks dominate the silent woods. The meandering trails through Swallow Falls guide hikers to some of the most breath-taking scenery in Western Maryland. Muddy Creek Falls The Youghiogheny River and Muddy Creek are white water rivers that contain severe natural hazards, such as waterfalls, violent rapids, swift currents, deep pools, underwater hydraulics, cold water, slippery rocks and rough terrain. Injuries and deaths have occurred in and around these waters. Visitors should be alert for these hazards and EXERCISE CAUTION to protect themselves and any children from potentially life threatening accidents. Remember, you are responsible for having the necessary skills, knowledge and equipment for a safe and environmentally sensitive visit.

hiking
19 days ago

It was beautiful, it wasn't to difficult by any means. It was a little crowded but we went on a Saturday so that was expected/

Great views. Beautiful falls

Awesome trail. stay on trail or off, spectacular views to be had with numerous photo ops. Not a hard trail but numerous spectacular views. Muddy Creek falls is the best of the three.

on Swallow Falls Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Super easy hike with gorgeous views. We loved it!

hiking
2 months ago

The trail was incredibly easy it's basically a walking trail. I had trouble finding the third waterfall. I'm not sure if it recently stormed but there were trees fallen over and uprooted all over that end of the trail and it was poorly marked. I got down there late in the day so the sun setting deterred me from adventuring further. The water falls are beautiful and overall it was definitely worth the trip!

Beautiful! The numerous falls and breathtaking grottoes are like heaven ♡

hiking
5 months ago

A really pretty area with very nice well-maintained hiking trails, but also a very crowded spot. It was a nice day so lots of people were out. To park in the main parking lot cost $5 per person (not per car) which seems a little steep, especially for our large group. Some people in our group went geocaching which they enjoyed. There are lots of picnic tables, a volleyball court, and playground up near the main lot which was where we enjoyed a picnic lunch. The waterfall had a nice area for swimming, but it was a little too cold for us this time. Maybe next time!

hiking
5 months ago

A short, easy hike, but one of the most gorgeous places I have ever seen. The forest is just absolutely phenomenal, and I would recommend the trip to anyone!

Very short hike, and on a Sunday it was pretty busy. But the falls are really beautiful and worth the trip.

Great for family hikes!

on Swallow Falls Trail

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

One of my favorite places to take visitors like junior age nieces and nephews. A lovely outing.

Decent trail. Felt very commercial. Clean and well maintained. Nice views.

Very nice hole for the family. Swim in the falls or just enjoy the view

hiking
2 years ago

Pretty easy hike with good views of two waterfalls on the shorter trail. The longer loop allows you to see a third waterfall. No dogs are allowed and there is an admission fee.

Great scenery, easy trails for children and the water near the falls is cold and clear. Great fun!

hiking
3 years ago

The scenery is gorgeous, and the little bit of trail is pretty challenging... but way too short for a serious hike.