Help keep our trails and parks open during COVID-19 by committing to social distancing. Some trails or park services may be closed this weekend so check with local authorities before heading out.
Learn more

Sun Point Nature Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near East Glacier Park Village, 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.

Length 1.7 mi Elevation gain 213 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Lake

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Closed

No dogs

Description
Waypoints (0)

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

Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (40)
Photos (51)
Recordings (24)
Completed (173)
Roger Jenkins
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFri Nov 01 2019
Hiking

Sun Point provides some excellent views of St. Mary’s Lake the surrounding mountains and some distant glacier patches. There are several waterfalls in this area that you can connect from this spot or another trailhead. For more on Sun Point as well as other adventures around the park checkout National Parks Hiking: https://nationalparkshikingpursuingbalancethruadventure.wordpress.com/2019/10/15/sun-point/

Patti Rueth
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFri Jul 05 2019
Hiking

Added this portion on to our St Mary /Virginia Falls trip since we were in the parking lot.... overall a good little hike... mosquitoes came out but it was 7pm. ❤️

sal s
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarTue Jul 02 2019
Hiking

Easy add on to Virginia falls for 3 total falls ina short distance. Good view of lake too

Joe Themig
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarThu Jun 20 2019
Hiking

Improvised this trail to hit all three falls (Baring, St Mary's, and Virginia) and the Sunrift Gorge on one run by starting out at Sun Point. Despite a bit of rain early on, the falls and wildlife made this an absolutely stunning hike. It's worth it to go all the way to the top (Virginia Falls), though if you like it, you owe it to yourself to check out Apikuni Trail out of Many Glacier further north in the park.

View Joe's Recording
David Prager
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarThu Aug 09 2018
Hiking

Nice hike passing scenic Baring Falls. Offers good lake views for most of the distance. Has a few hills but nothing too steep. You can use the free park shuttle between Sun Point and St. Mary's Falls Trailhead to avoid retracing steps.

Brooklyn K.
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarSat Jul 28 2018
Hiking

Great waterfalls. However, it’s VERY busy and you can see the road from the trail! Moreover, it’s a pain to find parking. I’m a bit disappointed in this one...

Sam Hazzard
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarSun Aug 27 2017

super easy

Paula Smith
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarThu Aug 03 2017
Hiking

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

Terry Lee
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarFri Aug 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.

Jess Delaney
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarThu Jun 16 2016
Hiking

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.

Bill Watson
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarFri Apr 29 2016
Hiking

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.

Michael Head
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarFri Mar 06 2015

Saw a bear!

Don Crownover
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarThu Aug 26 2010
Hiking

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

Richard Layton
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMon Sep 23 2019
Hiking
John Manard
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarTue Sep 17 2019
Hiking
View John's Recording
Michael Mitchell
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarThu Sep 05 2019
Hiking
View Michael's Recording
Aaron Jones
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMon Sep 02 2019
Hiking
View Aaron's Recording
Jeff K.
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSun Sep 01 2019
Hiking
View Jeff's Recording
Amanda Nelson
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarWed Aug 28 2019
Hiking
Kaileen Hamilton
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarTue Aug 20 2019
Hiking
Michelle Sacco
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFri Aug 16 2019
Hiking
Jason Trussell
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarWed Aug 14 2019
Hiking
View Jason's Recording
Jeff Berger
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarTue Aug 13 2019
Hiking
View Jeff's Recording
Ken Goudey
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat Aug 10 2019
Hiking
View Ken's Recording
Katie Wagenknecht
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMon Aug 05 2019
Hiking
View Katie's Recording
Julie Lewis
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMon Jul 22 2019
Hiking
View Julie's Recording
Julie Lewis
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMon Jul 22 2019
Hiking
View Julie's Recording
Carolyn Killea
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarWed Jul 17 2019
Hiking
Donna Hislop
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFri Jul 05 2019
Hiking
Denise Reynolds
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarWed Jul 03 2019
Hiking
View Denise's Recording
Showing results 1 - 30 of 40