Where are you (park, forest, etc.)- Glacier National Park
Nearest town (s)- Kalispell and Whitefish, still a decent 1.5-2 hour drive to the east side
How long is this hike- Shorter back and out
Miles- About 3.5 miles
On your toughness scale (1 easiest, 10 toughest): 3. Great for a family hike with views the entire drive to the trailhead.
Tell us about it
I did this hike with my Pops in Mid-July. July in Montana seemed to have temperatures perfect for hiking. This day was no different.
We drove from the east side of Glacier about 10 miles to St. Mary Falls trailhead. From here we started the slightly less than two mile walk in. While we had all the intentions of getting to Virginia Falls we encountered a few other falls on the way. After just over half a mile we found St. Mary Falls which was a stunning intro. It was a three tiered waterfall that gave way into the St. Mary River beneath.
See any wildlife?: On the actual trail no,but on the drive there we saw a number of mountain goats.
Would you recommend? (Yes or no) Yes I would love to go back and try this hike along with a few others. Give it a 8.
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