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St.Mary Falls, Glacier National Park

#9 of 24 in Nature in Glacier National Park
Waterfall · Nature / Park
Cascading over three separate tiers and dropping into emerald pools, St.Mary Falls remains a popular hiking destination between Baring Falls and more spectacular Virginia Falls. The flat rocks by the falls are perfect to take photos from or even bring a picnic. A wooden footbridge spanning across the narrow gorge offers a good spot to enjoy the cool breeze on a hot summer day. Keep an eye open for dippers foraging on the rocks and below the water surface. A well-traveled path to the falls mostly leads through a dense evergreen forest, but several openings along the way allow good views of the mountains. Note that parking can be difficult to find during the summer season; the alternative is to take a shuttle. You can plan Glacier National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • There are three waterfalls within reasonable hiking distance. Baring, St Mary and Virginia. We could not find space at St Mary parking (most popular) so we parked at Sun Point about 1.5 miles down.....  more »
  • These were very pretty wall right next to the road. It is worth walking up the road to get pictures from different points.  more »
  • Great hike! Really beautiful scenery and not too difficult. Lots to see along the way so you can always turn back when kids are getting tired. My 3 year old was able to hike the entire thing so it’s definitely kid friendly if they are feeling up to it.
  • We booked the boat tour and ranger led hike to go out to St Mary Falls with our children. The boat ride was nice and the ranger was great, stopping a few places along the way to discuss different topics about the area. The falls were more impressive than they look in photos. Worth a visit.

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