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St. Mary Falls

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Address: Glacier National Park, MT
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Hike to the falls

Hiking is the only way you'll get to this waterfall. There is a boat on St. Mary Lake that takes to to the trail to the falls 1-1/2 miles away. Or there is a parking area that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Lynn H
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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hiking is the only way you'll get to this waterfall. There is a boat on St. Mary Lake that takes to to the trail to the falls 1-1/2 miles away. Or there is a parking area that you can hike to it from the road.

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Roseville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our trip guide, Steven, was very informative, and courteous. We rode in the White vans that had a convertible top where you could stand to take pictures.

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Subject: St. Mary Falls Well worth the walk. Beautiful. Parking at the trail-head is limited. Since the hike is short, we waited until someone returned and pulled out. It is "recommend continuing along the trail, for less than another mile, to see the even more impressive Virginia Falls."

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Thank KLE_VLB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Easy to get to trailhead using the FREE hiker shuttle. A simple, well travelled trail to a nice set of falls. THe area was burned during a 2015 fire but it is interesting to see the forest come back to life. Fireweed was blooming all over the place which was a sharp contrast to the blackened trees. If this short... More 

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Thank 386marcm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend checking out St. Mary's falls when you visit GNP. Try to go on a sunny day so the colors of the water will amaze you even more. We came by boat and it's a strenuous walk so if you are not fit maybe the path from the road (although steeper) may be shorter. Someone drove off the... More 

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy hike to get to St Mary's Falls. Beautiful double waterfall with clear blue water. If you get here, make sure to hike the extra 1.2 miles to see Virginia Falls, that one is even more amazing! There were people jumping into the water off the rocks and off the bridge (@St Mary's) I felt the water and it was... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hike to St. Mary Falls and Virginia Falls is a good starter for most people. All the falls going up to Virginia Falls are great.

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Forest Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hike is very easy. The hardest part of the hike is from the boat landing. The trail is mostly flat. You get a beautiful view of St. Mary's Lake on the way to the falls. We took the ranger led hike. The falls are beautiful.

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portland oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We began this hike at the St Mary's parking lot. Our family of five (kids are 7, 9 & 15) loved this hike. We took the hike past St Mary's falls to Virginia Falls & the extra walk was well worth it. The walk to St Mary's Falls was stunning. The forest was burned at some point and the forest... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it was crazy to see how blue the water was. It is around a half mile hike to the bridge. We were hiking up to Virginia falls and this is a bonus for sure.

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