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Address: Glacier National Park, MT

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Great hike,tho some elevation gain at beginning. Gorgeous view on boat ride over and along trail on way (half forested). This is ranger led also,thru boat company but we opted not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Great hike,tho some elevation gain at beginning. Gorgeous view on boat ride over and along trail on way (half forested). This is ranger led also,thru boat company but we opted not to hear more about rocks and plants as had just done ranger hike to Lake Grinnell that morning. This was 3 mi to Falls and optional 0.6mile to VA... More 

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This hike is fairly easy and short. The waterfall is beautiful. I recommend continuing past St. Marys and to up to Virginia Falls. Along the way you will encounter a number of unnamed waterfalls. Do NOT stop here. Keep going to the top. At Virginia Falls you can stand right next to the falls and get the strong wind and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

With minimum elevation (200ft) that you only feel on the way back, this is an easy trail with a great payoff. I've never seen a waterfall so blue!! A must-do hike because it's too simple to miss. Try to do early to snag a parking spot and not wait an hour for the shuttles.

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South Pasadena, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

St. Mary Falls is a two-tiered falls that is broad and powerful, creating swirls and whirls in the pools below. The glacial water's color and the sheer power of the water provides a stunning destination for a very short hike that is basically downhill there, and uphill back. There is a large boulder outcrop adjacent, and a foot bridge across,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Beautiful falls! Hike on to Virginia and baring falls for some great pics on an easy hike. This was the first hike we did at Glacier NP and sold us on the park!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a shorter hike, great for families with some incline but not much. There is a bridge at the base of St Mary's falls that is a nice spot for pictures. The falls and the pool are a beautiful blue/green color. The trail is shaded and cool. The parking lot for the trail head is small so getting a... More 

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Columbus, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

great little hike for the family. Very beautiful falls on this hike. When they say the rocks around the falls are slippery, what they actually means is that its worse than glare ice. Bevery careful aroun the falls, you will fall down if your not

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Loved the trail. Be prepared for mosquito bites. During twilight hours you could run into some animal as well, not necessary a bear.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This a set of falls (in two levels actually) that is quite gorgeous to see. It entails a 1 km one way walk through a heavily forested marked path. The trail is marked as 0.6 km but it is longer than that. The hike is relatively easy. The path crosses some streams over wooden bridges.

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Newnan, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This is a short and easy hike to the falls. Not much elevation change on the hike. The falls are nice and downstream is pretty too. We went in the late afternoon and the trail was not very busy and only a few folks at the falls. Definitely should be done.

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

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