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it's a beautiful hike! it's pretty much a long gradual climb all the way there. there are lots of huckleberries and wild raspberries to snack on, but the bears like them too! we walked up on a huge grizzly snacking on them in one of the bigger berry patches 8/13/18

Very nice 8 mile easy hike around lake including stops at Aster Falls and Twin Falls, pretty. Saw moose and grouse at start near camp. Beautiful shallow, clear streams with colorful rocks and one fun, bouncy bridge!

In mid July, we took the boat across Two Medicine, then hiked to Twin Falls and stopped for lunch. Our kids (between 8 and 14 years old) had fun climbing the side of the waterfall while we got something to eat.

Continuing up to Upper Two Medicine we saw a moose in the small pond right before the lake. Once at the lake we heard about a grizzly up on the snowpack , but actually saw a black bear near us on the lake’s edge. Make sure to bring bear spray. :)

Overall, it’s a moderate hike that doesn’t get a huge amount of traffic. And just like everywhere else in Glacier, the views are are incredible.

The Running Eagle Falls Trail is an enjoyable, leisurely 0.6 mile spur trail that culminates at a small waterfall. Parking available at the trailhead, fee required to park in Glacier. This pass can be purchased at the small drive-by ranger station by the Lower Two Medicine Lake road.

Having landed in Great Falls two hours prior, my father and I took a quick rest stop near Two Medicine Lake. The evening was upon us with sunset approaching quickly, so a long hike to Dawson Pass or Scenic Point would've been imprudent. This 10-minute walk seemed perfect. Running Eagle Falls sits a third of a mile past the trailhead; the present walk takes you through a nature trail along a creek. As another reviewer stated, it's a "walk in your backyard" difficulty that a toddler could complete.

The falls itself is normally comprised of two flows, one that tumbles over the rock formation, and the other that emerges from a cave-like area inside the formation. Low flow in August saw only the latter running. Fed by glacial melt, the stream is an opal blue, picturesque and perfect for photography. I found ample spots to shoot from, most of which required bypassing the wooden onlooker deck. My long exposure shot turned out beautifully.

Two Medicine Lake feeds this water source, so the falls should be running year-round. If you're making an exploratory pit stop- as dad and I did- make sure to venture to the falls for a quick Montana introduction. However, if you're spending a day near Two Medicine Lake, nearby Pitamakan/Dawson Passes and Scenic Point would be significantly more rewarding hikes. Little more than a decent outing, but quite glad I got to see the falls!

Very beautiful lake with stunning views. We hiked from the north side and had to turn around past twin falls, because of time.

great and easy hike

hiking
9 days ago

A beautiful, easy trail with not too many people. wildflowers everywhere in the season and beautiful views of Two Medicine. Definitely be careful of bears as they frequent this area.. Try to carry bear spray.

Beautiful trail! Pretty easy hike. We took our 8 and 10 year olds and they loved it! They especially loved the suspension bridge and, of course, the water falls at the end.

I loved this trail. It was quieter than others in the park, filled with wild flowers, healthy trees, and surrounded by mountain ranges pocked by glaciers. It felt private and secluded, and I could soak up my surroundings without a million other people. We took the Glacier Boat Company trip over to the other side of Two Medicine, and from that dock, hiked to Upper Two Medicine. We stopped off at the Twin Falls, which were easy to climb and play in. Total mileage round trip was 4.3 miles. Easy for kids, but beware the bugs.

hiking
24 days ago

Made it to the ghost tree and had to turn back as the sun exposure was too much for my 11 & 8 year old. They hike quite a bit but as this was our last of many hikes this Glacier trip I think they’d just had enough. Enjoyed the falls and the tiny blue butterflies that seemed to flock by the hundreds. Hopefully will travel back one day!

hiking
30 days ago

Very lightly traveled in comparison to the rest of the trail system in glacier. This hike goes straight up after about a 1/4 mile. You’re welcomed by pine forest which yields to gorgeous views of 2 medicine lake which eventually scales to open alpine at the top. I was able to come within 20-30 yards of 14 big horn sheep. The views alone at the top are worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing hike!! Absolutely beautiful!! A challenge but worth every step!! Saw longhorn sheep and a grouse and definitely scenic!! Beautiful picture opportunities the whole trek!! Another beautiful part of the park!! Don’t miss this one!!

hiking
1 month ago

Two Med is a great area of Glacier where you can beat the crowds elsewhere in the park (we easily got a parking spot at 11am). This trail is a relatively easy hike to a beautiful multi-tiered waterfall. Make sure you head up the smaller trail that runs to the right side to get a closer look at each segment of the falls. We also saw a large moose about 30 feet off the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike, it is a constant uphill to the top, but nothing too steep, we had crazy wind especially at the top, making it much more difficult than it should have been, but awesome views all the way up.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike - nice and relaxing for the first 2 miles, harder incline but the views are worth it. Saw a few moose along the way.

hiking
1 month ago

Nike hike. Saw some moose in small lakes about mile into hike. From base of falls to top pretty steep but worth the views.

hiking
1 month ago

It was absolutely gorgeous. We did this in the last week of June and didn’t come across any snow. It was definitely chilly and extremely windy at the top, so don’t forget layers. We saw 3 mountain goats who were hanging out super close to the trail as well as a marmot. There were some pretty intense gusts of wind that made everyone drop down and stay low, especially at the very top. The first part of the hike you are in thick trees, but the majority you are exposed to the sun so don’t forget water.

I had planned on giving this a two star, but as I look through the images I realize that it is actually a very pretty area with low crowds. I also hiked this trail with my kids after doing Iceberg, Avalanche, and Hidden lake. Compared to those hikes I did not like this hike as much. The boat ride was fun, but the actual two medicine lake that you cross to get to this hike is just better looking. I think it was also disappointing to my girls who wanted to play in the lake as they had done through out our whole trip. That being said, just look at the photos posted. Very pretty, just not as good when being compared to other things you could have done. If your camping at Two medicine I would look into this hike. However, Glacier trips are filled with enough driving as it is. Dont add the miles to do this hike if you are staying elsewhere in the park.

its super easy.. very beautiful.. take ur camera with u plz.. its like just walk in ur backyard easy

just did this hike today - great family hike. just make sure you go across the river to the end of the trail - there is a great lookout

Beautiful. Saw lots of wild life, including a bear and her two cubs! Be aware, the ending is a half mile through a campground and parking lot to get back to the trail head.

Trail is super muddy on the south end and on the way up to the lake. The waterfalls are moving quite nice and scenery was beautiful. Saw a bull moose on the north side of the lake that was super docile! 13 miles from north campground to north side of the lake to upper two Medicine to the south side of the lake and the two waterfa trails.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful scenery on this trail, it’s a steady incline and rocky trail but great views. Windy in spots and wear layers. We hiked it first week of June and a couple spots still had snow, one spot you can go above and hit a goat trail. I suggest starting in the morning as it got warm pretty fast and I was glad we did it in AM. Awesome views on top!!!

hiking
2 months ago

Looking to hike this in mid to late July with another person or small group. Normally would do this by myself but I’ve heard of a lot of bear and moose sightings in this area and rather not chance it. HMU if interested. 716 359 2077.

You get a lot with this trail. Starting off in the trees and coming to a waterfall before starting the bulk of the hike on an open, sun-exposed trail. Great views the whole time and the end of the trail is certainly rewarding.

hiking
2 months ago

Very scenic. Be careful of the moose

This is a great short hike to a spectacular waterfall, regardless of the water flow.

2 months ago

Great scenic hike. Lots of mountain goats & good look out points. As of the first week of June there were only a few short patches of snow to navigate.

It’s really flat great for Young kids. We were at the End of May & the water fall was really running...

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike, get above treeline very quick and are surrounded by other snow covered peaks. Had a standoff with a ram that caused some delay, and saw about 15 total. Still snow patches in areas but nothing impassable. Instead of going over to actual Scenic Point we went off trail to summit peak you hit before that and had amazing 360 views.

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