St. Mary and Virginia Falls Trail is a 2.9 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
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
452 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

1 month ago

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

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1 month 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.

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2 months ago

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.

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2 months ago

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

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2 months ago

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

2 months ago

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.

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3 months ago

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.

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3 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.

3 months ago

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

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3 months ago

Popular out-and-back to two fantastic waterfalls. On the harder side of easy due to length and elevation gain. Don't underestimate the climb back up to the Sun Road. Also, very little shade due to recent forest fires: dress accordingly and bring water. Trailhead parking will be nearly impossible, so you will need to ride the free park shuttle from the St. Mary's Visitor Center.

3 months ago

Gorgeous! We took the 2 year old in a backpack, but the other kids (4-9) were exhausted by the end but did it! Virginia Falls are worth finishing the hike for.

3 months ago

Simple hike to an epic spot! Cliff jumps all day long.

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3 months ago

This trail was alright. It was definitely moderate, not easy. There’s nowhere to park yourself near the trailhead, and taking the shuttle was a DISASTER. We waited forever and had to stand the whole way back to Logan’s Pass. The hike is pretty in some spots, no shade or anything because the trees are burnt. The two main waterfalls are HUGE they’re not the little ones you’ll pass. You’ll see 4 waterfalls, but the first and last are the main attraction. There’s other hikes I might go for before this one.

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3 months ago

Started at Sun Point, like another mentioned, because trying to get parking at any of the other trail heads was impossible. So this added about a mile onto the trail, well worth it, great views. All three falls are pretty, Baring, St Mary, and Virginia. Well worth the trip!

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3 months ago

If you can handle 6 degree Celsius water, then pack your swim gear.

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3 months ago

Meh.

3 months ago

Easy hike bring plenty of water. Views are priceless.

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4 months ago

Both falls were gorgeous - warm day so was a relief to get close to the water. Lots of bugs on this one.

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4 months ago

Excellent hike for the entire family here. Likely see some people cliff jumping at Mary falls either off the rock or bridge. Great waterfalls

4 months ago

Great hike! Take your bear spray and camera!

4 months ago

Make sure you hike to Virginia Falls - spectacular!! Not as many people

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4 months ago

Went in at sun point nature trail was about 6 miles round trip to Virginia falls. definitely worth the trip waterfalls all along the way. dropped in at sun point due to lack of parking at the other trail heads but still a great hike. easy for all ages took about 3 hours with short stops at the waterfalls.

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4 months ago

Very fun for all ages. Pack a lunch and mosquito spray.

4 months ago

Easy hike to nice falls. We literally stumbled upon a deer near the trail head.

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4 months ago

We hiked from the sub point parking lot to Baring Falls, St Mary Falls and Virginia Falls. All three were beautiful and different. The views along the way were spectacular. Bring lots of water and a camera. It is a must to go to the top of Virginia Falls!

4 months ago

A good easy hike, a well traveled trail two beautiful water falls, I enjoyed the second part of the trail the most as you follow the creek up to Virginia falls, also take a plunge into the current off the rocks at St. Mary falls, (at your own risk) and if you want to extend your hike, park at Sunrift Gorge trailhead and walk an extra mile past the baring water fall and along the banks overlooking St Mary lake.

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4 months ago

Hiked 7/5. Parked in Sun Point (lot of spaces) and hiked along lake to St Mary Falls. Pretty and easy hike. Caught shuttle back to Sun Point lot so didn’t have to do the entire hike back since had some older hikers with us. Total about 2.5 miles

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4 months ago

Beautiful waterfalls and a relatively easy hike.

4 months ago

Easy hike with good views almost the whole way. Beginning isn’t too exciting. We thought we were at the end a few times but weren’t. You’ll know when you are because you’ll feel the positive ions in the air!

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4 months ago

Beautiful easy hike. We took our family of 7, youngest is 8 years old.. we arrived at 2:00 and had to wait about 30 minutes for a parking spot but discovered afterwards that there are two other small parking lots (one in each direction) that would have worked as well. The falls are beautiful and my kids enjoyed climbing around on the rocks at Virginia falls.

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