Big Falls

Great Falls, Montana

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At 90 feet high, Big Falls is the tallest of the five waterfalls known as the Great Falls of the Missouri. Before being dammed in 1915, it was undoubtedly one of the most dynamic waterfalls in Montana. Although the Ryan Dam and powerhouse now detract from the wildness of the location, these noble falls are still worth a visit. It’s a very short stroll to the overlook on Ryan Island.
Hiking Waterfalls in Montana

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Hiking Waterfalls in Montana

by John Kratz (Falcon Guides)

At 90 feet high, Big Falls is the tallest of the five waterfalls known as the Great Falls of the Missouri.

Before being dammed in 1915, it was undoubtedly one of the most dynamic waterfalls in Montana. Although the Ryan Dam and powerhouse now detract from the wildness of the location, these noble falls are still worth a visit. It’s a very short stroll to the overlook on Ryan Island.

© 2017 John Kratz/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Campgrounds, Hiking
Nearby City: Great Falls
Distance: 0.3
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 10-20 minutes
Campsites: 1
Season: May-Sept
Features: Waterfalls
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Giant Springs State Park, 4803 Giant Springs Rd, Great Falls, MT 59405; (406) 727-1212; stateparks.mt.gov/giant-springs
Local Maps: DeLorme Atlas and Gazetteer Montana Page 58, D4; USGS Quad Neihart
Fees per Night: 0
Driving Directions: Directions to Big Falls

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