Monday, July 13, 2020

Four Waterfalls One State Park

As I've mentioned in my earlier posts, we visited Swallow Falls State Park in mid-June. What I really love about this park is that you hike to four different waterfalls.

Tolliver Falls is the smallest one in the park but quite serene and picturesque because of the pool that forms below the falls. For me, this is a good place to meditate and have a quiet moment.

Upper Swallow Falls  is an easy hike to get to from the main road and has a really cool view.

Lower Swallow Falls is shorter and raging compared to its upper counterpart.

Muddy Creek Falls is the tallest in the park and a real beauty. You can actually go at the top and see where the water is coming from.

Here's a quote from Thomas Edison about Muddy Creek Falls:

“Every man in his heart revolts at civilization and will revert back to [nature] if given half a chance…We don’t live long enough to find out what life is all about, but we know what civilization is - it is a mere veneer that keeps on getting thicker, but never too thick to pierce…It will be 15,000 years I think, before man will reach such a high point of civilization where he cannot and will not want to go back to [reconnect with nature].” - Thomas Edison at Muddy Creek Falls, Maryland. July 1921


  1. All four falls are beautiful and look like serene places where you can really feel close to nature.

  2. That last one was so grand! At first you'd think it's not that high but it actually is! Thank you so much for taking us to this beautiful spot in nature Kayni!

  3. I long to see waterfalls. It's been a long time. And because of the new normal, parang mas lalong napapalayo kami dito sa bakasyon at magagandang tanawin. Lucky you for having visited a park with not just one but four waterfalls. Must have been fun! Here in Manila, ingat na ingat pa rin kami at di masyadong naglalalabas. Stay safe, Kayni! :)

  4. Lovely waterfalls! I haven't seen one as the long hike to get there puts me off. I told D well I can make some effort to try hiking but he thinks I might give up, mid way. He might be right. LOL

  5. Waterfalls are a balm to the soul.

    Love the gorgeous captures!

  6. I love waterfalls - this looks like a perfect park to visit

  7. Gorgeous. Not sure where you are located, but there are lovely falls in NC as well.
    Thanks for sharing at

  8. Wow! I love waterfalls, too! Thanks for taking us along :)

    Your support for 'My Corner of the World' is much appreciated! Thanks for your link this week.

  9. That looks like our kind of place, we have a thing for waterfalls.

  10. Gotta love a good waterfall - so therapeutic all that water! To get four is even better. I really miss hiking out in nature, we are living such a city life. Love the name muddy creek falls!
    Wren x