Swallow Falls Trail

EASY 54 reviews

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
144 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

camping

fishing

hiking

trail running

walking

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.

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hiking
5 days ago

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

hiking
7 days ago

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

hiking
8 days ago

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11 days ago

hiking
11 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
17 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views the entire trail!

Easy for all to enjoy and the falls look fabulous

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

beautiful place, cool waterfalls, trout fishing n swimming

2 months ago

2 months ago

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

hiking
2 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.

hiking
3 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
3 months ago

Beautiful trail.

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

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