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Underrated trial in the area due to iceberg lake and grinnel glacier hikes. While I believe those hikes are 'better' if you've never done them, this is still an awesome trial with plenty to see and almost no elevation gain. I've done this trial a few times and have seen grizzly, moose, deer, snakes, ground squirrels and rabbits.

Great trail that isn’t too long or too taxing. But it’s definitely longer than listed. Be prepared for about 4 miles there and back if you want to see Virginia Falls from the furthest viewing location. Lots of deer were on the trail, very tame.

Easy hike takes you up the valley along a system of creeks and small lakes. Very little elevation change, scenic waterfalls, and a very good choice for moose-spotting. We did this one on a rainy day which made for zero traffic.

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.

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8 days ago

Spectacular! Was there about a week ago. Many hikers jumping off of the bridge below St. Mary Falls. Hike it to the end for the Virginia waterfall. It’s worth it.

Very pretty. Nice and easy. Lots of people though!

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!

Easy loop circling Swiftcurrent Lake. Great views across the lake to the surrounding mountains. I saw a black bear while hiking this trail, and many of the trails in the park's Many Glacier area have been closed recently due to bear activity. Overall, a nice way to spend an hour or so.

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

Popular out-and-back to two fantastic waterfalls. On the harder side of easy due to length and elevation gain. Don't underestimate the climb back up to the Sun Road. Also, very little shade due to recent forest fires: dress accordingly and bring water. Trailhead parking will be nearly impossible, so you will need to ride the free park shuttle from the St. Mary's Visitor Center.

14 days ago

Gorgeous! We took the 2 year old in a backpack, but the other kids (4-9) were exhausted by the end but did it! Virginia Falls are worth finishing the hike for.

Simple hike to an epic spot! Cliff jumps all day long.

hiking
18 days ago

This trail was alright. It was definitely moderate, not easy. There’s nowhere to park yourself near the trailhead, and taking the shuttle was a DISASTER. We waited forever and had to stand the whole way back to Logan’s Pass. The hike is pretty in some spots, no shade or anything because the trees are burnt. The two main waterfalls are HUGE they’re not the little ones you’ll pass. You’ll see 4 waterfalls, but the first and last are the main attraction. There’s other hikes I might go for before this one.

Started at Sun Point, like another mentioned, because trying to get parking at any of the other trail heads was impossible. So this added about a mile onto the trail, well worth it, great views. All three falls are pretty, Baring, St Mary, and Virginia. Well worth the trip!

If you can handle 6 degree Celsius water, then pack your swim gear.

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.

Easy hike bring plenty of water. Views are priceless.

Both falls were gorgeous - warm day so was a relief to get close to the water. Lots of bugs on this one.

Excellent hike for the entire family here. Likely see some people cliff jumping at Mary falls either off the rock or bridge. Great waterfalls

Great hike! Take your bear spray and camera!

Make sure you hike to Virginia Falls - spectacular!! Not as many people

Went in at sun point nature trail was about 6 miles round trip to Virginia falls. definitely worth the trip waterfalls all along the way. dropped in at sun point due to lack of parking at the other trail heads but still a great hike. easy for all ages took about 3 hours with short stops at the waterfalls.

Very fun for all ages. Pack a lunch and mosquito spray.

Nice, fun trail. My husband and I took the round trip boat tour with a guided hike to Twin Falls. The boat ride is 20-25 mins. The guided hike was 45 minutes to the falls. The guide (Nathan) provided great information about the history of Two Medicine lake area. We highly recommend the guided hike. The hike was slow with the 25-30 people but the info provided made it worth it. We hiked on our own to upper Two Medicine lake. We did not see any wildlife other than squirrels (no bears!) heard birds. Nice views of the mountains at the upper lake.

Easy hike to nice falls. We literally stumbled upon a deer near the trail head.

We hiked from the sub point parking lot to Baring Falls, St Mary Falls and Virginia Falls. All three were beautiful and different. The views along the way were spectacular. Bring lots of water and a camera. It is a must to go to the top of Virginia Falls!

A good easy hike, a well traveled trail two beautiful water falls, I enjoyed the second part of the trail the most as you follow the creek up to Virginia falls, also take a plunge into the current off the rocks at St. Mary falls, (at your own risk) and if you want to extend your hike, park at Sunrift Gorge trailhead and walk an extra mile past the baring water fall and along the banks overlooking St Mary lake.

Very pretty trail with some bridges that offer amazing views!

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