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Florence Falls

Intermediate

Trail

0.8 mile 1.2 kilometer point to point
99% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 121' 37 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 4,853' 1,479 m
Low: 4,732' 1,442 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)

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Trail shared by Jake Bramante

This short spur trail off of the Gunsight Pass trail takes you to a tall, wonderful cascade.

Jake Bramante

Features Waterfall

Bring bear spray

Runner Notes

Can be a little overgrown, but doable.

Description

This trail takes off from the Gunsight Pass trail and travels a mostly level 0.8 miles through the trees and up to the falls. The undergrowth is thimbleberries and can be a bit overwhelming, but the trail is maintained, so you don't have to deal with downfall. It's a great side trip on the way to Gunsight Lake. The waterfall itself is a fantastic cascade that is intricate and beautiful as it flows over the terraced shelf.

While many will do this as a spur off of a backpack, it can be done as a nice day trip that will be a little over 10 miles.

Flora & Fauna

Forest flowers such as arnica, but the real star is the waterfall.

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  4.5 from 4 votes

#9

in St. Mary

#6152

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#9

in St. Mary

#138

in Montana

#6,152

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Florence Falls
May 10, 2016 near Red Roc…, MT
Florence Falls roars in the spring as the snow melts on the mountains and in the valleys above.
Oct 6, 2018 near Red Roc…, MT
Small waterfall at the Florence Falls junction
Jul 4, 2019 near Red Roc…, MT
You get a great view of Citadel Mountain from Florence Falls.
Oct 5, 2018 near Red Roc…, MT
As you approach the falls, you hear them first and then start to catch glimpses through the vegetation.
Oct 5, 2018 near Red Roc…, MT

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