Glacier - Waterton National Park

Hiking - St. Mary/Logan Pass Trails

St. Mary and Virginia Falls
An enchanting saunter through the forest to magnificent waterfalls.
Trailhead: On Going-to-the-Sun Road, about .3 mile west of Baring Creek
Distance: 1.8 miles
Level: Easy
Altitude change: Descend 260 feet; Climb 285 feet

Piegan Pass
A varied hike that links St. Mary area with Many Glacier area: wide range of elevations and ecological communities. No campgrounds, so you must be prepared to do it in a day.
Trailhead: Siyeh Bend parking area
Distance: 12.8 miles
Level: Strenuous
Altitude change: Climb 1,670 feet; descend 2,640 feet

Gunsight Pass
Popular trail that crosses the Continental Divide between Lake McDonald and St. Mary valley. In between you'll see gorgeous lakes, forests, glaciers, forests, waterfalls, wildlife. . . you get the idea.
Trailhead: East to west: Jackson Glacier Overlook; West to east: Synder Creek
Distance: 20 miles
Level: Strenuous
Altitude change: Climb and descend 3,787 feet

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


Sign up to Away's Travel Insider

Preview newsletter »