St. Mary and Virginia Falls Trail

EASY 40 reviews
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St. Mary and Virginia Falls Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near East Glacier Park, MT that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from January until September.

3.1 miles 530 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
2 months ago

Great easy hike with an awesome waterfall at the top!

hiking
2 months ago

Pretty falls, not a hike, more of a stroll.

See it if you have time and there is a parking open

hiking
3 months ago

Easy hike. Due to time only made it to St. Mary's and back. We say a mama moose & her calf on the trail. So incredible! The falls are beautiful, & I still can't get over the blue of the water! Nothing compares!

3 months ago

Very nice falls and a pretty easy hike. Some hills getting to Virginia and then back up to the parking but other than that pretty easy.
Must be 5 waterfalls in all along the trail. Go early and take time to explore them all.

hiking
3 months ago

Such a gorgeous hike!

hiking
3 months ago

It was a nice recovery day from some strenuous hiking. It was a pretty easy trail but nice views and the waterfalls were a good place to sit and eat some lunch and lay in the sun.

3 months ago

Very nice hike, follows a stream for a lot of the way, which makes it pretty enjoyable, crowds also thinned a bit after St. Mary Falls. Saw a Grizzly on this trail , so be very "Bear aware" don't forget your spray ! Dirt trail all the way except for some wooden bridges

3 months ago

Easy hike with lots of waterfall viewpoints. We had 9 kids with us and the hike easily. The waterfall was beautiful.

hiking
3 months ago

Gorgeous scenery on an easy family-friendly trail. The forest was burned, but regrowing which made for unique views. Also good for birdwatching.

hiking
3 months ago

great hike and very pretty scenery. ran into two deer and had to share my trail with a fox.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

What a fun little walk. We had a group of 13 ranging 8 to 48 and various skill sets. Everyone had a great time. Beautiful waterfalls and well marked trails.

hiking
4 months ago

Easy hike with great falls. Very rewarding and enjoyable! Make sure you go the extra bit to Virginia Falls — a little more strenuous, but worth it!

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Amazing. The black burnt trees and profusion of wildflowers in contrast made for a beautiful hike. The falls are stunning.

hiking
4 months ago

Easy hike, lots of beauty. You first walk downhill into a burned out forest. It burned in 2015 but is already renewing itself. Keep going to the falls, which are absolutely gorgeous. Slight incline to Virginia Falls from St Mary Falls, but quite easy. You will love this hike if you are looking for something close to the road, beautiful and leisurely.

5 months ago

Great easy hike to 3 waterfalls. The first one is St Mary's, the 2nd one, I think, is a no named one along the left side of the trail. The last waterfall, Virginia Falls, is amazing. Make sure you hike to the second view of this waterfall. I thought it was a lot better than the first view. Enjoy!

hiking
5 months ago

Easy hike to two great waterfalls and a fun cascade that you can scramble through. A forest fire has opened up the views, so while part of the hike is through the woods, a lot has stunning views of the surrounding mountains

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Easy forested hike