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Baring Falls via Piegan Pass Trail [CLOSED]

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Glacier National Park

Baring Falls via Piegan Pass Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near East Glacier Park Village, Montana that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

Distance: 1.9 miles Elevation Gain: 206 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

closed

no dogs

This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options.

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9 months ago

Moderate hike with a few nice falls near Many Glacier. Did this one in heavy rain and was still enjoyable.

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9 months ago

Lovely, easy trail

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9 months ago

Not much to see until you get to the falls, its short and very easy though so its completely worth it for the end payoff!

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11 months ago

the first half of the hike offers little shade as it works it's way thru a prior forest fire burn area. however the vegetation is thick and fill of wild flowers. the second half of the hike offers shade and follows the creek. fantastic scenery throughout.

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Sun Jul 07 2019

7/4/19: This is the best way to see all the falls, starting at Sun Point picnic area....it adds miles to your hike but it worth it. Very heavy traffic to Baring Falls which is where most people stoped at. Some continued on to St. Mary and Virginia Falls. The weather was perfect for hiking til the end when showers moved in but we had the falls to our selves (bonus)!! Total hiked was 8.6 miles round trip because we went a little bit out on the St Mary Lake trail too.

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Sat May 25 2019

Did this hike from the Sun Point trail head which was awesome. Beautiful hike on well maintained trail.

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Fri Aug 31 2018

2018.08 loved the trail overlooking the lake.

Tue Jul 03 2018

Hiked on 7/1/2018. Wonderful hike from Sun Point all the way up to Virginia Falls. On the way backed, my 6 year old, my father, and I were chased off the trail by a momma grizzly and her cub near Baring Falls. It scared the little one a bit, but once we were safe, she couldn't stop talking about how cool it was to see a bear.

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Sun Jun 24 2018

My husband and I did started thus waterfall at Sun Point Trailhead and continued on to do St. Mary Falls and Virgina Falls. In total, we did 7 miles. We started early and it was one of our favorite hikes. It's not as hard as some of the other hikes we've done this trip but it was one of the coolest. You see Virginia Falls from the road and, on this hike, you trek all the way up to it!

Sat Jul 08 2017

We missed these falls on the St Mary's fall hike so we decided to walk the less than half a mile from Sunrift Gorge to check it out. The trail was a bit overgrown but the wildflowers were gorgeous. There was a cute bridge over the water. We were pleasantly surprised by how beautiful the falls were. Although not as pretty as St Mary or Virginia falls but it's worth a quick stop on a longer hike.

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Fri Apr 29 2016

Great waterfall in Glacier National Park - you can walk up the left side of the wall for a great photo op. From Sunrift Gorge Parking area [.6 mi. RT, 30 minutes, 100’ elev gain] OR from St. Mary Cutoff / Virginia Falls Parking area [just west of Sunrift Gorge], you can reach Baring Falls. We started from St. Mary Cutoff trail due to bear activity in Sunrift Gorge - although we didn't see a bear, we should have realized being a short hike that we were still taking a risk, but safety in numbers, right? We took a right to St. Mary Falls first, then double-backed to Baring Falls across a neat log bridge [suspect it has been rebuilt since we were there]. Nice trails and great place to explore, highly recommend hiking to these falls.

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