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Address: Going to the Sun Road, Glacier National Park, MT

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One of the favorite hikes in the park

Fairly steep but worth the effort . See Saint Mary's falls and continue on to the even more impressive Virginia falls . It is well worth the extra distance

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Lisa R
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North Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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North Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fairly steep but worth the effort . See Saint Mary's falls and continue on to the even more impressive Virginia falls . It is well worth the extra distance

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Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rewarded by two waterfalls if you start at St. Mary trailhead. You get to St. Mary's Falls first, then Virginia Falls. Easy hike for most.

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Thank Teresa S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Easy access via the FREE Hiker Shuttle. Although the area was burned during the 2015 Reynolds Creek fire, it is a beautiful walk. The hiker shuttle stops right at the St. Mary's/Virginia Falls trailhead (note- there is NO private car parking available at this trailhead so you must use the free hiker shuttle. The St. Mary's falls comes up first... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We almost scrapped this hike because it is mostly through the area burned in 2015, but are so glad that we did the hike anyway. The falls are nice, but we actually really enjoyed the trip through the burned forest best of all. The forest floor is already covered with wildflowers, and the trees have no limbs or leaves to... More 

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to a lot of waterfalls and the really cool thing with Virginia Falls is that you can climb all around the bottom part of the falls and take amazing pictures! The water was freezing cold through. I walked through barefooted and it was actually painful. Be careful too, very slippery on the rocks when your barefoot. Bonus is... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We began this hike from Baring Falls. There is a shuttle stop that drops down to St. Mary's Falls and on to Virginia) The trail follows along's St. Mary Lake....Even though there was a recent burn (last year) it was still so beautiful. The contrast of the black trees, green ground cover and purple fireweed with the back drop of... More 

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an easy hike that we took while near St Mary's lake. It can be completed quickly. We went at sunset and it made for a gorgeous evening hike.

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portland oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once over the bridge from St Mary's falls the path goes up a little more steeply. We stopped part way up at a beautiful over hang and sat next to the water to eat lunch. Once at the very top we were surprised by the magnificence of Virginia Falls. It was so huge! Very pretty!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hike is about 1.8 miles and you get to see two amazing falls. There is a ton of wildlife and the forest is thick with vegetation. My family loved this hike. This was our last hike of our trip and a great one to end on.

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful views along the trail including St Mary Falls along the way. This area can get busy so take the park shuttle when it's running. We visited in June before service started and the parking lot filled up quickly. Bring water and your camera. Lots of places to stop and take photos. On a side note: There is a pit... More 

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