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McDonald Creek

Glacier National Park, MT
+1 406-888-7800
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Easy to get to falls

Right off of a pullout, the falls are easy to get to and enjoy. There are a few trails around if... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Louisville, Kentucky
Great spot

Hiked in winter as one of the only accessable parts without a bike. So beautiful the water id so... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
Lennox Head, Australia
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Too small for boating, this river provides an excellent place for hiking.
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“pull over” (3 reviews)
“sun road” (7 reviews)
Glacier National Park, MT
+1 406-888-7800
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Right off of a pullout, the falls are easy to get to and enjoy. There are a few trails around if you want to get different views, but not necessary to enjoy the falls.

Thank kevinlaslie
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Hiked in winter as one of the only accessable parts without a bike. So beautiful the water id so clear and flowing fast in April.

Thank ClaireKing92
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I walked this trail in late October 2016, and parts of it again in late March 2017 (walked up Going-To-The-Sun Road from the road closure gate at Lake McDonald Lodge area). It’s a picturesque short hike that takes you past lower McDonald Falls, and the...More

Thank Maxwell_III
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The road follows this creek for quite a ways providing a number of opportunities to get out and enjoy the scenery. There are some trails along the creek banks and we saw some people fly fishing and splashing around in the water in spite of...More

Thank jnobz
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I had a vision in my head of where I would want to fly fish and take a photo of me doing so. I couldn't have asked for a better location. Crystal clear running water, wonderful rock formations, green and snow-capped mountains, made this spot...More

Thank NJTH
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The waters are shaded blue and white, the pools are stunning in colour. The trees and waterfalls make this a very easy hike from numerous parking spots. Take your camera, there are some excellent photo opportunities on the way.

Thank 367john
Reviewed 14 October 2016

The parking area from the Apgar Visitor Center to the horse stables provides a parking area to then take a short walk to the bridge crossing McDonald Creek. The mountain views are wonderful, even during the summer when there is little or no snow visible...More

Thank DNvisitors
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Pull over, along the Creeks Valley, stay near the water, close your eyes and listen to the voices of nature. An incredible spot to stay awhile and take many pictures

Thank Perblat
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We went to one of the pull offs for the McDonald Creek Cascades. There are two observation desks just above the cascades. The water was crystal clear and you could really feel the power of it.

Reviewed 18 September 2016

It's great to sit next to the river and just listen to it... Might as well take a few pictures while you are at it!

Thank bohemianparrothead
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