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Pretty chill hike. Better ones within GNP tho.

beautiful mountain and lake side views along with three different water falls. only downside is personal, in that I prefer alpine trails :)

backpacking
2 months ago

Nice hike to this spot. Hit this trail after a 7 mile hike out from Gunsight Lake. Would have been much nicer on fresh legs but the reward was amazing. Nice spot and decent campsites.

hiking
2 months ago

Did this in 27mins as a trail run (hike up quick run down even quicker). Nice falls at the top.

hiking
2 months ago

Very easy hike. Nice views. Did this as a recovery hike after Ptarmigan tunnel + Iceberg Lake yesterday. Saw a moose (f) on the way back and some bald eagles.

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked 9/5/18 from shuttle stop. Apparently there's a new trail, because this is a shorter route than going from the car parking. It goes through a nice clearing with mountain views, but does not go by St Mary Lake. An easy, pleasant walk with both mountain and waterfall views. Be sure to look east (away from St Mary Falls) for nice views.

hiking
2 months ago

A very nice day with very few others on route. This is a bear active trail though, so make noise or talk as much as you can. Though we saw no bears on the trail we had a big grizzly Mum and big cub at the finish. Viewed them from the safety of our RV.
The track is easy with a steady gradient. The lake is spectacular and a nice lunch spot. Highly recommend.

Truly a capstone event if visiting the park. The last waterfall is an incredible walk-up 60 foot fall. On the trail, we also saw 2 moose.

hiking
3 months ago

Most of the trail is a walk through the forest with a fair incline, but near the end it opens up and you are exposed. During the year that we went, the start of the trail goes through an area that has experienced a forest fire, so all that's left is just burnt tree trunks.
There is no big ending at the lake, it just ends. If you are feeling adventurous you can bushwack and walk around the lake.
Its a good place to skip rocks, and just hang out.

We went later in the day, so there were not too many crowds. Easy hike, with a gradual climb.

3 months ago

Trail is a little boring but falls make it so worth it!

This is one of the prettiest trails I've done in Glacier. It's an easy trail with lots of views of the surrounding mountains and two beautiful lakes and a great waterfall. You also walk through a lovely Aspen forest. I would recommend this hike!!

This was a pretty hike through the forest. Very easy but long. There are out houses along the way which is nice too. Make sure to go up to the waterfall before the bridge! Lots of opportunities to take pictures!

3 months ago

- Well-maintained
- Gradient-friendly
- Spectacular views of valley and surrounding mountains
- Lots of fire damage
- Great lunch spot at lake
- No bugs due to high winds
- Good temperature throughout
- No bear sightings

lovely area, Victoria falls is beaut. unfortunately, Glacier is on fire and access is restricted right now, so be aware if u r reading this in the next couple of weeks

Great views. Beautiful underbrush at this time of year. Very close to water falls and St Mary’s lake. Since the pine trees were burned with no needles, there were Great Lake View’s.

Did not realize the Many Glaciers Hotel was right on site. Memories of the Fairmont in Banff!!! A nice warm coffee stop before we headed back.

Awesome views. Route has a 2.5 mule loop option as well as the longer loops which is súper conveniente with the family.

Bears and wildlife were all over the place...very exciting!!!

Great and easy hike. I hiked solo and never felt unsafe. Also saw a moose and heard warnings of a grizzly up ahead with her two cubs. Rangers did a good job of watching and ended up closing off a few subsequent trails.

Really nice, short hike. The falls were a lot of fun. there are multiple places to sit and enjoy the view, so the fact that there were tons of people there wasn’t an issue.

This is a fun and fairly easy trail. Goes through a burn area that has now been taken over by the flowers. You still get great views of the mountains as you work your way through the woods. Keep going all the way to Virginia Falls, it is worth it! There are also several “mini-falls” between St Mary and Virginia that keep the light uphill portion entertaining. Limited parking- either take the shuttle, get there early, or be prepared to be patient for a spot.

Underrated trial in the area due to iceberg lake and grinnel glacier hikes. While I believe those hikes are 'better' if you've never done them, this is still an awesome trial with plenty to see and almost no elevation gain. I've done this trial a few times and have seen grizzly, moose, deer, snakes, ground squirrels and rabbits.

Great trail that isn’t too long or too taxing. But it’s definitely longer than listed. Be prepared for about 4 miles there and back if you want to see Virginia Falls from the furthest viewing location. Lots of deer were on the trail, very tame.

Hiked on 8/5/18. Would definitely recommend stopping at the first lake, Fishercap lake, on the way in. Great spot to see moose. We stopped there twice and saw moose each time feeding in the lake. Additionaly, the waterfall and views from Redrock and Fishercap lake are beautiful. Good little hike.

do not follow this gps location/trail, it is a horse trail outside of the park, and you will absolutely will get destroyed by flies, horse flies, and mosquitoes.

hiking
3 months ago

Otokomi was a fairly strenous hike! It was our fourth day hiking so we were pretty tired and sore going into it! The hike has some burned areas leaving us pretty exposed so wear sunscreen and sunglasses! The hike is not frequently traveled so there are places where the trail is very narrow from bushes! We never had a problem finding the trail though! Lots of berries along the trail and we saw some bear droppings. The only bear we saw was near the end of the trail, down in the valley by the stream and it was walking towards the lake! Definitely bring your bear spray and be ready! The lake was very pretty and could see some trout swimming! There is not much for areas to sit down near the lake and lots of bugs! Bring your bug spray! We started at about 9am and there was only one other car in the parking lot. We passed by two groups of people going up and four groups on our way down! If you want some peace and quiet this is the trail!

Easy hike takes you up the valley along a system of creeks and small lakes. Very little elevation change, scenic waterfalls, and a very good choice for moose-spotting. We did this one on a rainy day which made for zero traffic.

hiking
3 months ago

Super easy, beautiful trail through a magical forest with exceptional views of lakes and mountains. The greenery was amazing - I’ve never hiked through anything that lush before. Lots of shade the entire hike. Glacial lake is beautiful. Easy to see Hidden Falls as well on the trail - look for the sign, only 0.3km from the main trail. The trail doesn’t require formal hiking gear or poles. Would make for a great trail run!

hiking
4 months ago

Spectacular! Was there about a week ago. Many hikers jumping off of the bridge below St. Mary Falls. Hike it to the end for the Virginia waterfall. It’s worth it.

Very pretty. Nice and easy. Lots of people though!

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