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Address: Glacier National Park, MT
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Fresh, relaxing, clean and beautiful. easy hike and great pictures opportunity. Great trek for the family. Enjoy and be careful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Shane D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh, relaxing, clean and beautiful. easy hike and great pictures opportunity. Great trek for the family. Enjoy and be careful.

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Ohio
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168 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is an easy hike, and can be combined with the Virginia falls trail as well for a roughly 3 mile hike. Both falls provide some excellent photo opportunities; especially for photographers looking to decrease shutter speed to get that soft "cotton candy" look to the water. Can get crowded, especially near St. Mary's falls, but it did thin out... More 

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1 Thank 37Geese
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Pull over and valk a few paces to takin in a small put vivid water fall. the water s so clear. watch the steep drop off

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1 Thank RFWC56
Chicago
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35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 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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2 Thank L0ve2Escape
California
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108 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 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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32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank TheFriz11
South Pasadena, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 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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1 Thank TravelDrone
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank Natalie m
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 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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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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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