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Address: Glacier National Park, MT

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Beautiful Falls, Punishing Hike

First off, the St. Mary Falls are worth the short walk. It is a few miles round trip. The final 500 feet of the hike, when returning to the parking lot, is absolutely brutal and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Allen, Texas
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Allen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

First off, the St. Mary Falls are worth the short walk. It is a few miles round trip. The final 500 feet of the hike, when returning to the parking lot, is absolutely brutal and very punishing. It is nearly straight up... The falls themselves are absolutely beautiful and contain all the beautiful colors of glacial runoff that you see... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This falls can be reached two ways: one by taking the NPS boat from Swiftcurrent and they will drop you off for 30 minutes to see it, or two, hike inform the Going-to-the-Sun Road on the East side of the park and about a 6 mile hike.

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Yokohama, Japan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I gave it a score of 2 but it can very well be a 5 for those who are keen to having close encounters with predators. I'm not a hiker. So know that this is the opinion of a city girl who loves nature but knows nothing about hiking. The trail head for St. Mary Falls had a warning sign... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Caught these falls on our way out to see Virginia Falls. Nice moderate hike. Completed it in a few hours.

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Missoula, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We often take this hike, especially with visitors to Montana, as it requires fairly easy exertion and has great reward for the effort. Because it is on the easier side of hikes, this is a well-traveled path and you will encounter others along the way. It's a little over two miles round trip to St. Mary Falls, a tiered waterfall... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Gorgeous. Parking fills up - so you may need to take the shuttle from St. Mary Lodge. Hike was longer than posted due to road construction. There was water to wade at one point on the trail. Trail is rocky - so take your time If you've gone that far, don't miss Virginia Falls - a close add on to... More 

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Titusville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Nice hike. Falls beautiful. Water color just amazing. Would highly recommend this hike. a few up and downs but nothing major.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I already commented on St. Mary Falls through another post but it is certainly a nice hike and beautiful falls.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I recommend hiknig to theses falls as the view is wonderful, but if you hike this far, I recommend continuing on to Virginia Falls as this falls is even better.

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

do not stop there I you don't mind going up on a go trail. The signs to Virginia Falls are not always clear, but if you take a map you can deal with it. There are cascades between St Mary falls and Virginia Falls, do not stop there. Virginia Falls are further up at the end of the trail.

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Address: Address: Glacier National Park, MT
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Glacier National Park

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