Swallow Falls State Park, Oakland

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Swallow Falls State Park is a public recreation area located on the west bank of the Youghiogheny River nine miles (14 km) northwest of Oakland in Garrett County, Maryland, in the United States. The state park features Maryland's highest free-falling waterfall, the 53-foot (16 m) Muddy Creek Falls, as well as smaller waterfalls on the Youghiogheny River and Tolivar Creek. The park is notable for its stand of old hemlock trees, some more than 300 years old, "the last stand of its kind in Maryland."
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  • This is a must visit in Western Maryland. The trails are easy and the views are great. There are 4 main falls to check out and well worth the walk to get there. 
    This is a must visit in Western Maryland. The trails are easy and the views are great. There are 4 main falls to check out and well worth the walk to get there.  more »
  • We were on motorcycles, suggest you go past the main parking a bit to some easier parking for bikes. The main lot is congested. The walk to the falls was short and easy, and gorgeous. The roads in... 
    We were on motorcycles, suggest you go past the main parking a bit to some easier parking for bikes. The main lot is congested. The walk to the falls was short and easy, and gorgeous. The roads in...  more »
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  • Great park. Waterfalls are beautiful and the walk was not too difficult. Our 3 year old handled it well, although he held a hand the whole time. Definitely must see when in the area. We went when it was dry and I would recommend doing the same if you have young ones as I could imagine the path being more muddy/slippery a day after a good rain.
  • Beautiful gem of a park. Waterfalls are amazing, especially after a good rain. Great loop hike to see all of the highlights. Some accessible trails. Well maintained paths. Vegetation includes a hemlock forest, ferns, and wild rhododendrons. Great for all ages.

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