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Virginia Falls, Glacier National Park

Must see · Waterfall · Nature / Park
One of the most impressive waterfalls in Glacier National Park, Virginia Falls plunges from the height of 15 m (50 ft) against the side of a multi-tiered cliff. Passing several other chutes along the way, the scenic hike to the falls is an attraction in its own right. Half way through you'll come across the photogenic St. Mary Falls, cascading into bluish green pools. Once you tackle the last steepest section of the trail leading to the base of the main falls, you'll be able to feel the blast of refreshingly cold spray that will cool you down even on the hottest summer day. Watch your step on the slippery rocks. Plan to visit Virginia Falls and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Glacier National Park attractions using our Glacier National Park trip itinerary site.
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  • This fall along with St. Mary's Falls are 2 must-do hikes in Glacier National Park. The views are jaw-dropping and the elevation gain is quite moderate. The photos don't do it justice. Just go!  more »
  • There is a trail from the west end of Saint Mary Lake that leads to two waterfalls: the Saint Mary Falls and the Virginia Falls. From the parking area it is about 1 mile to the St. Mary Falls and...  more »
  • This is an incredible hike with multiple waterfalls! Make sure you continue until the trail ends to see the MAGNIFICENT Virginia Falls! There is a small waterfall at the end that could be confused as....  more »
  • Nice hike up to the falls with smaller ones along the way. Get there early due to being a high trafficed area. Fabulous.
  • Nice and big waterfall located at St Marry Falls Trail.
  • Just amazing!! A little hike from the Going to the Sun road, via St. Mary Falls. Don't miss this if you are in the area.
  • Worth the hike. Early morning for a sunrise view from the fall. Take your time & walk around the falls area.
  • Truly Amazing

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