St. Mary and Virginia Falls Trail

EASY 67 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, Montana that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from January until September.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
518 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
9 days ago

Wonderful hike in to these two waterfalls! We went in the heat of summer so it was so refreshing to visit these falls. We saw deer and moose and quite a few people.

hiking
1 month ago

This was a fun trail, with the reward of the falls at the end. There's a fork about halfway down, I can't remember where it goes, but there was a sign on that trail saying "closed due to bear activity". I'm from Florida, where the bears rarely eat you, so it would have been handy to have placed that sign at the beginning of the trail. Just sayin'...

Great for all ages. Hike offers a glimpse at some new growth forest as well as up close access to water features. Has plenty of good rest stop hang out spots to take a break and take in the surroundings.

3 months ago

Just follow the trail of people, nice waterfalls but very crowded. One thing Glacier is a backpacker's paradise.

hiking
4 months ago

Super easy hike and a super scenic spot!!!!

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Great easy hike with an awesome waterfall at the top!

hiking
8 months ago

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

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

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 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!

hiking
8 months ago

8 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
8 months ago

Such a gorgeous hike!

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 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.

hiking
9 months ago

9 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

9 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 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.