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Virginia Falls

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Address: Going to the Sun Road, Glacier National Park, MT
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A wonderful four mile hike that access two photogenic waterfalls, shot best on cloudy days. St. Mary falls is about 1.5 miles in and Virginia Falls is about 2 miles in. Take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
Irwin, Idaho
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Irwin, Idaho
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82 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

A wonderful four mile hike that access two photogenic waterfalls, shot best on cloudy days. St. Mary falls is about 1.5 miles in and Virginia Falls is about 2 miles in. Take your time, take in the views.

1 Thank Daryl-Hunter
Midland, Texas
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I taken this hike several times and always try to make it every year. We like to hike all the way to Virginia Falls and then go lay next to the creek about 200 feet below the falls at the bridge. We bring beach towels and lay in the sun next to the creek (we've often heard "let's do that"... More 

4 Thank Warren B
Lynnwood, Washington
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199 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Another easy stop along the way when headed over the going to sun road. For us the road was a turn around due to a forest fire this time, but nonetheless it is still worth the trip.

3 Thank Chuck S
Overland Park, Kansas
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The hike was not difficult and was a good hike for beginners. Liked: Can catch the shuttle at the St. Mary Visitor center and it drops you off at the trail. Disliked: Traffic was bad because of construction at the east entrance to the Going to the Sun Road. It took a long time to get back to the Visitor's... More 

2 Thank B_Lind2013
Green, Ohio
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23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This medium length hike takes you past several waterfalls - St. Mary's fall and several other un-named falls that are very nice. Virginia falls is a tall waterfall and the trail takes you right up to the base of the falls. Well worth the time and effort. Takes off from the St. Mary's waterfall trail head on the Going to... More 

7 Thank Laura P
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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. You must continue past St. Marys and to go 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... More 

4 Thank TravelDonCA
Lexington, Kentucky
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13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

I loved this trail it is not very difficult and great for kids the falls are breathtaking ! There are great small places along the way to stop and eat or rest either way it's a great trail !

3 Thank VacationPro101
South Pasadena, California
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88 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Virginia Falls provides an amazing goal for this forested hike through and across a canyon where St Mary Falls provides a beautiful stopping point, a place where you can stop and turn around if time is limited. But if you have the time and can handle the gentle but consistent incline, you should tackle the entire 4-mile (round-trip) hike and... More 

6 Thank TravelDrone
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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99 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I would rank this hike of moderate difficulty with some inclines, definitely doable for families who take their time and people of any moderate fitness level. Along the trail you will pass the beautiful blue/green waters of St Mary's falls first then continue along to pass some more smaller falls along the trail (keep going). You can hike right up... More 

2 Thank lilperks
San Francisco, California
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182 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Do Virginia, St Mary and Barring Falls in one 3-4 mile hike. You could see a bear or an elk if you are lucky. Take insect repellent and wear long pants since the hike is mostly among wild plants and there are lot of blood sucking mosquitoes. View of the falls are incredible. Great photo ops.

3 Thank Shreyk21

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