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Virginia Falls

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Address: Going to the Sun Road, Glacier National Park, MT

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You'll be sure to pass numerous other falls, all gorgeous on their own, multiple tiers, until finally reaching Virginia Falls. Gorgeous deep reddish rocks all along the base... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
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Sioux City, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

You can actually see this falls from Going to the Sun Road but it's a lot better if you take the hike. The hike is probably a little over 2 miles one way and may not be doable for some- I rate it as moderate difficulty. The trailhead from Going to the Sun Road has limited parking so I recommend... More 

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Wilmington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is one of the many great places to stop and see when on the Road to the Sun. The scenery is very pretty and it's a good place to pull off the road and just relax for a while. Or have a picnic.

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Thank TallTraveler2013
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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

You'll be sure to pass numerous other falls, all gorgeous on their own, multiple tiers, until finally reaching Virginia Falls. Gorgeous deep reddish rocks all along the base. Great photo & picnic spot! A bit difficult to park as lot is small but be patient , during peak season, we waited no more than 10 minutes & a spot opened... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The hike was deceptively long, but well worth it. The sign at the beginning claims it's 2 miles to the falls but it's at least 2.5 if not more. At the falls there are several viewpoints including a few that let you get very close to the base of the falls. You can get some amazing pictures here.

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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

You have to go past St. Mary Falls and enjoy the wonderful hike to Virginia Falls. It is well worth the enjoyable hike! This is not a difficult hike and you get to see several smaller running falls and waterways along the way. Once you arrive, there are several viewing points and all are amazing. FYI: There is a pit... More 

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Galena, Ohio
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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

If you do the St. Mary falls hike keep going and enjoy the higher and more spectacular Virginia Falls. Well worth the hike. A pit toilet near the falls in case you need one. Very thoughtful with all that rushing water. When you see the "Ewok" bridges you know you're near the falls.

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

For those of you who decide to hike to St. Mary Falls, which is stunning, do NOT miss taking the extra time and effort to continue the hike to Virginia. I'm 73 and if I can do it, you can do it. It is actually an easy hike and once you reach Virginia Falls, it is well worth it. You... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

You can access these falls by taking the St. Mark Lake/trail to Virginia Falls trail. Do not stop at the first sign of falls, as these falls continue to get better and better the higher you climb. Was well worth the 2 hours we spent walking down to the falls!

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Thank Virginia Z
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We parked at the parking lot for St. Mary's Falls and hiked all the way to Virginia Falls. The harder part of the trail was near the parking area,so if you make it to St. Mary's Falls the extra hike to Virginia Falls is pretty easy and worth the extra distance. The falls are tall and still have lots of... More 

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Thank Kathy R
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We continued the trek from St. Mary's Falls up to Virginia Falls. Another lovely trey and falls. Plenty of wildflowers in bloom, too.

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