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The Going-to-the-Sun Road continues on. For the previous section, see Going-to-the-Sun Road Part 1
Johns Lake Trailhead
On the right are a few parking spaces for the Johns Lake Trailhead.
There is a small parking area on the left, and a stairway heading down towards the creek. This is the first of three such stairways down to the creek. From this one is a good view of McDonald Falls.
Sacred Dancing Cascade
The second stairway heads down to McDonald Creek. This one goes all the way down to the creek bed. Just upstream is a nice set of cascades known as Sacred Dancing Cascade.
The last of three stairways drops down to McDonald Creek. Large expanses of stone along the creek allow walking alongside the crystalline waters.
On the left is a parking area along McDonald Creek. Large areas of rock along the creek make this a very popular swimming and sunning area in the summer.
Packers Roost Road
An unpaved road to the left leads to the Packers Roost Trail.
Bird Woman Falls view
A sign indicates a distant view of Bird Woman Falls across the gorge from the road. Limited parking is available to stop and take a longer look.
The road runs alongside a rock wall that waters streams down. This area is known as the Weeping Wall. The picture to the right is taken from further up the road looking back down. There is nowhere safe to stop along the wall.
A parking area is on the right. A small boardwalk area allows a walking area around this fragile area.
The Highline Trail leads off to the left of the road. Parking for this amazing trail is at the Logan Pass Visitor Center just ahead.
Logan Pass parking area
The road arrives at its high point at Logan Pass. This is probably the most popular spot in the park, and the parking lot is typically full from mid-morning to mid-afternoon. This is the point at which the shuttles from Apgar transfer to the shuttles going down to Saint Mary. There is a visitor center here, as well as the trail to Hidden Lake. Sightings of mountain goats and bighorn sheep are very common here.
The Going-to-the-Sun Road continues on. For the next section, see Going-to-the-Sun Road Part 3