Swallow Falls Trail

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Swallow Falls Trail is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked loop 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.

DISTANCE
0.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
121 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

camping

cross country skiing

fishing

hiking

paddle sports

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

no dogs

There is an admission fee to enter.

2 months ago

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!

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2 months ago

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.

3 months ago

Easy nice walk. Beautiful evergreens.

4 months ago

Great trail. Scenic.

5 months ago

superb hike! wish it was longer.

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5 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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7 months ago

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

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8 months ago

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

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8 months ago

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

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8 months 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!

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9 months ago

Beautiful views the entire trail!

Easy for all to enjoy and the falls look fabulous

9 months ago

beautiful place, cool waterfalls, trout fishing n swimming

10 months ago

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

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10 months ago

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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11 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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11 months ago

Beautiful trail.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

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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Thursday, December 29, 2016

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.

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

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/

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Great views. Beautiful falls

Saturday, October 29, 2016

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.

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Super easy hike with gorgeous views. We loved it!

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

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!

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

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!

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

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!

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Very short hike, and on a Sunday it was pretty busy. But the falls are really beautiful and worth the trip.

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