Virginia Falls

Virginia Falls, Glacier National Park: Address, Phone Number, Virginia Falls Reviews: 5/5

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TrailTrekker15
Tallahassee, FL3,761 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
I hiked the trail to Virginia Falls. Originally this was not my first choice hike, but full parking lots at Avalanche Lake and Logan Pass forced me all the way to Sun Point to find a spot. I took off down the trail from Sun Point which has great views of St. Mary Lake. I passed two other waterfalls on the way as well. Virginia Falls is only an extra mile round-trip from St. Mary’s Falls and is worth the extra distance. The waterfall was gorgeous! Make sure to hike all the way to the top to see the upper parts of the cascade. I found a nice place near the lower cascade to have lunch and read a book before hiking back. I’m glad I had a chance to do this hike! The trails are very good and not very strenuous. The views are spectacular and change dramatically with every turn of the trail.
Written October 7, 2021
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sun&oil
Montesano, WA169 contributions
Oct 2020
This was my absolute favorite hike. We were suppose to do it a week ago, but the parking lot was full. We parked in the larger parking lot that day. We saw Baring Falls and then walked to the intersection of the trails and turned and headed back to the parking lot. But today a week later we were able to find a parking place at the trailhead parking lot. It took us 1 hour 15 minutes to reach Virginia Falls and that was with picture taking at St. Mary's Falls and along the route. It took 30 minutes to get to St Mary's and another 45 minutes to Virginia Falls. On your way between the two falls you will see two unnamed falls that are beautiful. But continue on to Virginia Falls, you won't be disappointed. It is a tall tall water fall, even in mid October there was still lots of water going over the falls. Expect to get sprayed on by the water cascading down the cliff.
We always take something to eat and drink when we reach our destination. It lets us rest and sit and enjoy the view. If someone in your group needs a toilet there is one near the bridge. Just bring your own toilet paper and wash your hands in the stream.
Written October 9, 2020
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db7477
Carlsbad, CA2,286 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed our hike to St. Mary’s & Virginia Falls. The rain gods attention was centered on the west side so we drove across Logan Pass to take advantage of sunshine on the east side. The hike was nice and the scenery’s awesome. The total hike’s about 3.5 miles and it’s never too steep. The combo of Going to the Sun Road, St. Mary’s Falls, views of St. Mary’s Lake and Virginia Falls make for a great day!
Written December 5, 2021
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PandaHouston
Houston, TX6,193 contributions
Aug 2020
We were originally going to park at the St Mary Falls small lot to visit both St Mary and Virginia Falls. But because we could not find a parking spot, we drove to the large parking lot at Sunpoint. Because of this, it added 4 miles to our hike for a total of 7 miles round trip. We visited on Monday (8/31).

Of the 3 falls, Baring, St Mary and Virginia, St Mary was my favorite and I thought Virginia was pretty average and not worth the extra 1.6 miles round trip from St Mary. But it could have been because I was pretty tired by the time we reached Virginia Falls.
Written September 15, 2020
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travellercjd
Round Rock, TX66 contributions
Jul 2020
Our family did this hike as the last one on our trip. We parked near the St Mary's Falls trailhead near 2:30 pm. We did have to drive up and down the road twice before parking became available, but we were so glad we did because during this time we saw a mother black bear and her 3 cubs off on the grassy hill on the side of the road. We wondered what traffic was stopped for and soon found out when they came strolling by us. We stayed in our car and had a fantastic vantage point to just watch them. We began hiking from the St Mary's Falls trailhead, first hiking through a burn area. St Mary's Falls was beautiful, but don't stop there because you can keep hiking and pass 2 unnamed falls before arriving at Virginia Falls, the largest of the group. There is an uphill component of the part getting to Virginia Falls, but it was not too difficult. There were other people on the trail, but we did not find the hike crowded at all. It was actually easy to set up our tripod and get photos of our family in front of both St Mary and Virginia Falls with no one else in the photo.
Written August 1, 2020
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The Places Where We Go Podcast
Simi Valley, CA927 contributions
Jun 2021
We thought we might do this hike on our last day in the park hearing it was on the eastern side. However, on this day that we devoted to a journey of the Going To The Sun Road on the east side (portions only open during late June 2021), we stopped the car to venture to the falls today. What a pleasant surprise. We were able to take in three falls on this fairly easy hike. The entire journey was quite splendid, though the best, was clearly saved for last when we reached the gushing Virginia Falls. The spray is far reaching - you might even come prepared with a rain jacket if you plan to get up close. A great place for photos throughout the entire hike. These falls were the highlight of today’s travel day.
Written July 1, 2021
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DaveandMillie
Westminster, CO118 contributions
Jun 2021
This is the second falls on a hike in Glacier National Park. First you come to St Mary's Falls which is great BUT don't stop there! Another .8 of a mile is Virginia Falls which is much bigger and besides, along the way there are several other falls. it's an easy walk. I'm sure it's much better at this time of year with the spring runoff but still would be beautiful anytime.
Written June 29, 2021
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monicasavell
10 contributions
Jun 2021
beautiful scenery, mild hike to a beautiful waterfall x 2. You pass St. Mary falls first then continue to Virgina falls. So beautiful. early enjoyed this hike
Written June 23, 2021
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Christina B
New Orleans, LA2,353 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
We parked by St Mary’s Fall’s parking. It took a little bit to be able to park. Have patience. There are multiple falls on this hike. It’s 3.5 miles RT to Virginia Falls. It’s fairly easy going on the way to St Mary’s Falls, then gets a little tougher. The return is a moderate hike back at times. You will walk through the remains of the 2015 Reynolds fire. So no shade until you pass St Mary’s. There are 3 beautiful falls along the hike & a few very small ones. Don’t confuse any with The Virginia Falls… it’s a 100 foot tall fall. Once there you can go right to view close up & then after coming down take the little cut off to see the whole falls… The Virginia and the numerous little ones farther down. It’s actually very breezy & cool up top which was a welcomed relief. Truly beautiful falls & so worth seeing!!
Written August 3, 2021
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Joseph Rudelle
18 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Very beautiful hike with several waterfalls along the way. The first waterfall you come to is St. Mary's Falls which would be a destination unto itself. After St. Mary's Falls there are multiple waterfalls along the way to Virginia Falls. Beautiful scenery of the lake along with the waterfalls. At the end of the trail there are multiple points to see Virginia Falls. One takes you up to the base of the falls.
Written October 1, 2021
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