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Hike the Swallow Falls Loop

Oakland, Maryland

based on 6 reviews



1.1 miles

Elevation Gain

125 ft

Route Type



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Hike along Muddy Creek for views of numerous impressive waterfalls.

This park has plenty to do—forest hiking, swimming at Herrington Manor, and camping—but the main attraction, unsurprisingly, is Swallow Falls.

The Swallow Falls Canyon Trail (1.1 miles) follows Muddy Creek and features a number of other falls, including Muddy Creek Falls (53 ft).

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Hike the Swallow Falls Loop Reviews

Great swimming hole. Check this one out for a summer spot. We strung up some hammocks nearby and made a few hours out of it!

Gorgeous scenery. Like an oasis from reality!

A friend and I ate out on the rocks and sunbathed for an hour before continuing on to photograph the falls

I am headed here this weekend and I am stoked! From the looks of it, I'm in for a treat.

Amazing hike, stunning views and scenery. Definite must.

Such a beautiful forest hike. Lots of photography options and GREAT swimming. You can hang out UNDER Muddy Creek Falls. Bring your bathing suit and grab a stick!!

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