Swallow Falls Trail

EASY 33 reviews

Swallow Falls Trail is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Oakland, Maryland that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

1.7 miles 354 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

camping

fishing

hiking

whitewater kayaking

cross country skiing

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

no dogs

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.

hiking
5 days ago

Nice trail with great views. Well trafficked is a great description of the trail. Still enjoyable though

1 month ago

great swimming and hiking

hiking
1 month ago

Went here with extended family while we were in a Deep Creek in vacation. Very easy to reach. It was a good hike for both the grandparents and the little ones. Frequent photo ops as you walk along the river and good signage.

3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
3 months 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/

3 months ago

Great views. Beautiful falls

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

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.

hiking
3 months ago

Super easy hike with gorgeous views. We loved it!

4 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
4 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!

trail running
5 months ago

walking
5 months ago

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

6 months ago

6 months ago

hiking
7 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
7 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!