Hike the Swallow Falls Loop

Maryland Swallow Falls Parking Area

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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 (1.25 miles) follows Muddy Creek and features a number of other falls, including Muddy Creek Falls (53 ft).

Photo Credit: Jon Dawson, bobu

Pack List

  • $3-5 per person fee
  • Hiking shoes
  • Towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Sun protection
  • Water
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Hiking, Skiing, Snowshoeing, Swimming

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Year Round

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1 Miles




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5 months ago

Future Adventure

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

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8 months ago

Worth It

Amazing hike, stunning views and scenery. Definite must.

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9 months ago

Summer Time & The Livings Easy

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!!

9 months ago

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