• Activities:

    Skiing, Swimming, Snowshoeing, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

  • Trail Type:

    Loop

  • RT Distance:

    1 Miles

Forest
Lake
Waterfall

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
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Community Photos

+ Add Photos

Reviews

Overall rating: 

Leave a Review

Gorgeous scenery. Like an oasis from reality!

7 months ago
7 months ago

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

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

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

almost 2 years ago
almost 2 years ago

Amazing hike, stunning views and scenery. Definite must.

about 2 years ago
about 2 years ago

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!!

about 2 years ago
about 2 years ago

The Outbound Collective Admin

Your Home For Adventure.

Are we missing something? Suggest an edit

Nearby Adventures

Hike the Sugar Bowl Loop in Kings Canyon NP

Tulare County, California

First and foremost, to get to this trailhead you need to drive down a 2-mile, one lane dirt road that is quite steep.

8 Saves

Hike to Ehukai Pillbox

59178 Ke Nui Road, Hawaii

This hike starts directly across from Banzai Pipeline, the famous barreling wave at Ehukai Beach.

7 Saves

Winter Hike to Calypso Cascades

1046 County Highway 115, Colorado

While most people go snowshoeing near the Bear Lake or Glacier Gorge area in RMNP, Wild Basin is a much less trafficked option.

6 Saves