Swallow Falls State Park

​Hiking and BikingEntrance to Canyon Trail

The Canyon Trail

(foot traffic only, no bikes please.)

This 1 ¼ mile hiking trail through an old growth forest passes by several waterfalls, including Muddy Creek Falls, the highest free-falling waterfall in Maryland.

Wet weather can create hazardous trail conditions, such as slippery surfaces and swollen creeks, especially during the winter when ice and/or snow is present. Sturdy footwear and crampons are recommended when trail conditions are slick.

The 5.5 mile Trail

This hiking trail connects Swallow Falls and Herrington Manor State Park through the Garrett State Forest. The 5.5 mile trail is also accessible for mountain biking.

Bike Rentals at Herrington Manor State Park

Rental Bikes Available​

Fat tire bikes are available to rent year-round at the Herrington Manor State Park lake house, weather permitting​​. $14 per hour / $35 a day. Rental hours are 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. All rentals must be returned by 5 p.m.​

Trail Map