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.

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

hiking
3 days ago

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

hiking
4 days ago

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!

hiking
13 days ago

Beautiful views the entire trail!

Easy for all to enjoy and the falls look fabulous

hiking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
2 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!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail.

hiking
5 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

great swimming and hiking