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St. Mary Falls Trailhead

Trailhead4,738 ft48.67428, -113.60865

St. Mary Falls Trailhead sits on Going-to-the-Sun Road, a thoroughfare that winds through the beauty of Glacier National Park. It is a popular starting point for great backpacking and day hiking adventures, like the St. Mary and Virginia Falls Trail that winds across the western shore of Saint Mary Lake.

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Coordinates: 48.67432895598147, -113.60852978529917

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How to get there?

The trailhead is located on the Going-to-the-Sun Road, west of Barning Creek.

Contact information (Address, phone, etc)

Headquarters of Glacier National Park

64 Grinnell Drive

Glacier National Park Headquarters

West Glacier, MT 59936

Phone Number: (406) 888-7800

TDD: (406) 888-7806

Email: glac_questions@nps.gov


The trailhead is open year-round. Portions of Going-To-The-Sun Road may be closed due to weather.

Rules and Regulations
  • An entrance pass is required to enter Glacier National Park. In addition, tickets are required for each vehicle entering the park via the Going-to-the-Sun Road and Polebridge Entrance Station from May 27 to September 11. Please see our Glacier National Park page for more information.
  • Backcountry permits are required for overnight camping outside of the park's frontcountry campgrounds.
  • Fees are charged and non-refundable.
  • Pets are not allowed on the trails and in the backcountry.
  • Stock animals are forbidden.
  • Bicycling is not permitted from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (from June 15 through Labor Day).
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Facilities and Services

The trailhead features a parking area and the Saint Mary Falls Shuttle Stop is located near the trailhead.

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