Sun Point Nature Trail

EASY 10 reviews
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Sun Point Nature Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near East Glacier Park, Montana that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
301 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

23 days ago

super easy

hiking
1 month ago

You can connect with other trails and hit 3 beautiful waterfalls in a short three mile span!

hiking
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hiking
2 months ago

Friday, August 26, 2016

This was actually one of my favorite destinations. The trail itself is not amazing but the destination is. The wife and I had hiked about every trail we could think of this week and just decided to run down to see Barring Falls. 1/4 mile from the parking and it was a nice enough waterfalls. In the way back we decided to take the 6/10 in out to Sun Point. It was about 9am at this point, the views were stunning. Eagles flying over and down to the water. We were there for 2 hours and never saw another soul.
Highly recommended.

hiking
Thursday, June 16, 2016

Simple, easy hike. Great views of the lake and surrounding country, but nothing that you can't see from the road. It does connect barring falls and Virginia falls, so it's a great hike to bridge the two.

hiking
Friday, April 29, 2016

There are two ways to get here... the short one is from the Sun Point parking area, the longer way is from Sunrift Gorge parking area which takes you by Baring Falls. We started from Sun Point parking which is a paved lot off Going-to-the-Sun road. We met a deer at the picnic area and walked the short trail both directions to see the wide sweeping views up and down St. Mary Lake. This trail also takes you to St. Mary and Virginia Falls as well as Gunsight Lake if you're looking for more distance. It was really windy and a bear had been spotted nearby, but we still enjoyed the short stop.

Friday, March 06, 2015

Saw a bear!

hiking
Thursday, August 26, 2010

Small trail with a guide explaining some of the natural scene nearby. One of the less strenuous hikes in Glacier.