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.

Gorgeous in the winter with all the icing. Very easy leisure stroll, not at all difficult.

easy trail. We went when in January. Ice on the falls were beautiful!

We took a 12 year old, a 6 year old, and a 4 year old. The trails were slick and even icy in some spots but the kids had a blast.

Easy nice walk. Beautiful evergreens.

Great trail. Scenic.

superb hike! wish it was longer.

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3 months ago

Me, my husband, and our 7 month old hiked this today. It was perfect weather for it. We thoroughly enjoyed our hike. The river was gorgeous. There was still substantial tree damage in some areas, but it didn’t detract from the hike. I would recommend this hike and would love to come back in summer so we could venture out in the water. Beautiful falls! We saved Muddy Falls for last and made the loop from The upper and lower falls and Tolliver falls and around.

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5 months ago

Seeing three waterfalls on one short easy hike perfect reward after a long car ride!

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6 months ago

A must see if you're staying in the Deep Creek area.

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6 months ago

pleasant, not difficult trail...can get a little busy

Loved it. It's like walking through something out of a story book. Lots of waterfalls to see and super kid friendly. We took our little one in a pack. Went on the weekend, was not even too crowded. Very family fun trail!

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7 months ago

Beautiful views the entire trail!

Easy for all to enjoy and the falls look fabulous

beautiful place, cool waterfalls, trout fishing n swimming

Hike, swim, enjoy the waterfalls. Beautiful trail with hemlocks and white pine, along with neat rock formations.

A lot of good spots to take it in scenery. Taking your boots off putting your feet in the water the is a must.

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9 months ago

Cozy spongy soil. Great for a barefoot hike (once you're about an eighth of a mile in) or a swim. Swam here as a kid. Great time!

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9 months ago

Beautiful trail.

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11 months ago

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

Saturday, January 21, 2017

great swimming and hiking

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