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.

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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1 month 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!

Beautiful trail.

hiking
4 months ago

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

great swimming and hiking

hiking
5 months 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.

hiking
7 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/

Great views. Beautiful falls

hiking
7 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.

on Swallow Falls Trail

hiking
8 months ago

Super easy hike with gorgeous views. We loved it!