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