Swallow Falls Trail is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Oakland, MD that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
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Directions from Morgantown, WV: Follow Rt. 68 east to exit 14 and Rt. 219. Follow Rt. 219 south 19.5 miles to Mayhew Inn Road (2 miles past Deep Creek). Turn right on Mayhew Inn Road, travel 4.5 miles to end of road. At the stop sign turn left onto Oakland Sang Run Road, travel 0.3 miles to first road on the right which will be Swallow Falls Road. Turn right onto Swallow Falls Road and travel several miles to the park entrance. The trailhead is beyond the restrooms at the north end of the parking lot. Travel time is estimated to be 2 hours. There is an admission fee to enter.
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 ♡
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!
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!
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
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!
The scenery is gorgeous, and the little bit of trail is pretty challenging... but way too short for a serious hike.
This was a good state run facility. Clean bathrooms and very close to Deep Creek Lake.