Call us for full information on all of our hikes and nature walks. 301-746-4083
The River Walk Tour
Wednesdays and Fridays 1PM until 4PM ( Other times and days may be available)
Easy Walk~ Tour Lasts 3 hours, with 45 minutes of gentle walking each way.
Where: Yough Wild and Scenic River Corridor, Friendsville
Hike departs from Friendsville, All Earth Headquarters
We will supply you with directions, and what to bring.
Cost: $15 per person (Minimum guide fee of $90 may apply for small groups.
Under 3 free)
Group Rate: $10 pp 15 or more
Call for River Walk reservations. Other times and days may be available for groups. 301-746-4083 or 1-800-446-7554
What you will do and see: This easy relaxing trip is ideal for families and folks of most ages. We start in Friendsville and walk to a great swimming hole 1.25 mile upriver known as the ‘Great Ledge’. This great swimming hole has a sandy beach, several shallow areas for wading and some areas with a mild current. The walk is approximately one mile and follows the abandoned railroad grade that runs alongside the river. Your guide will point out natural features and tell you about the history of the area. Great nature photography and a great opportunity to relax by the river while the kids play in the water and on the sandy beach.
Swallow Falls Nature Tour
- THIS 2 HOUR TRIP IS A PERFECT FOR FIRST TIMERS TO THE AREA.
- AFTER THIS TOUR YOU’LL FEEL LIKE A LOCAL.
- Bring your cameras and be ready for great picture taking opportunities!
- Offered Thursdays and Sunday’s 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. or almost anyday.
You will see 3 beautiful waterfalls, Swallow Falls, Swallow Tail Falls and Maryland’s highest falls Muddy Creek Falls at ’53. You also will take a leisurely walk through one of the last stands of virgin old growth forest in our region. Depending on the group we often times explore a few seldom seen hidden nooks and crannies. You will learn about this endangered ecology as well as the bears, park history, ecology, water resources, plants and animals. Lots of good information on the local area as well. Especially nice for first time visitors and informative for regulars. Bring your cameras (great spots for family photos) and be ready for a gentle hike in one Maryland’s (if not one of the world’s) most beautiful areas!
Trail length is about 1 1/4 miles.
Swallow Falls Nature Tour Guide Fees
$20 per person, Under 5 $10
Small Groups Welcome ~ Minimum Trip Fee is $80.00.
$15 per person over 8 participants
Group Discounts for Large Groups
We offer more adventirous hikes for fit groups looking to get back in the wild lands of Garrett County. Adventure hikes can feature some off trail bushwacking and steep uphill climbs. Call for custom hiking itineraries and full information including gear lists and directions to the trailhead where you meet your guide.
Special Areas we offer to groups:
- Whiskey Hollow Wild Lands 2.5 hour Tour
- Big Savage Mountain Climb 4 hours
- Middle Fork of the Savage Wild Lands Trek 3.5-4 hours
- Cranesville Swamp and Big Snaggy Mtn Photo Safari
- Lost Lands and Swimming in the Potomac River