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Location: Glacier National Park, St. Mary Lake area, Glacier County
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Height: ~50 ft.
Access:   hike   nodog  
Distance: 3.6 miles (RT)
Elevation: 4800 ft. (-100 ft., +100 ft.)
Season: May-Sep
Lat/Long:48.66101, -113.61647
Directions:Along Going-to-the-Sun road, 0.3 miles west of Baring Creek. Baring Creek (Sunrift Gorge) is located 10.7 miles west of St. Mary (or 7.7 miles east of Logan Pass). Look for the trailhead on the side of the road.

Do not be fooled, like we were. I had forgotten my hiking book, thinking it would be easy to find Virginia Falls, just a short distance past St. Mary Falls. Well, we did come to a waterfall just past St. Mary Falls, and we figured it must be Virginia Falls, since it was a fairly high, cascading, waterfall. But in fact, it was an unnamed and unmarked waterfall, albeit a pretty one (see Lower Virginia Falls). We should have continued on the trail further because Virginia Falls is a full 0.5 miles past St. Mary Falls. The signs also confused us, because one of them said Virginia was only 0.5 kilometres (not miles) beyond St. Mary.

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Other waterfalls nearby:

Lower Virginia Falls 0.15 miles
St. Mary Falls 0.55 miles
Baring Falls 1.55 miles
Oberlin Falls 6.48 miles
Bird Woman Falls 7.89 miles
Haystack Creek Falls 8.73 miles

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