Apikuni Falls Trail via Appekunny Creek Trail

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Apikuni Falls Trail via Appekunny Creek Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Browning, Montana that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October.

Distance: 1.8 miles Elevation Gain: 587 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching





wild flowers


no dogs

This is a short hike that will definitely make you feel like you did even more than two miles. The hike is steep but, it's just under a mile long making it very doable. You can go underneath the waterfall at the top. Make sure you don't stop till you get right to the falls.

9 days ago

great hike with rock scramble at the end. wind makes the hike cool.

12 days ago

It was beautiful but was definitely up hill at times

Short hike but the way up is a continuous climb. There is a nice spot to stop and look at the falls but if you climb a little farther you can get to the basin of the falls. It's worth the extra 10 minute climb.

1 month ago

Fairly steep on the way up, but with plenty of great vantage points for stellar views in either direction. Don't stop at what looks like the end of the trail. It's possible reach the base of the falls which provides the best views of both the falls and the valley and mountains on the opposite side.

1 month ago

Nice hike - not too far but enough to be enjoyable. The waterfall is beautiful even into September.

1 month ago

All uphill, not as easy as what you might assume. Tough short workout and the falls are pretty amazing. Not too crowded at all. Carry bear spray. It also gets hot, so do this hike early or later.

2 months ago

This hike is all up hill! it says it's easy but if you have knee issues, this will put some strain on your knees. I think this more of a moderate hike. It's a good hike and the waterfall is beautiful. You also get few good look out spots that on the trail. If you want a real easy peasy hike to a waterfall, then hit up Running Eagle Falls in Two Medcine.

6 months ago

A short but steep hike that isn’t very travelled. We saw two other couples on our hike, and we had the waterfall all to ourselves. Definitely worth it!

9 months ago

Did this in 27mins as a trail run (hike up quick run down even quicker). Nice falls at the top.

Friday, June 29, 2018

This is a short hike that will definitely make you feel like you did a little more than 2 miles. The hike is straight up but being just a mile long makes it very doable. The falls at the top are great and you can get almost right underneath them.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Love the falls, worth mentioning is that the entire .8 mile going in is all uphill. Wildflowers are incredible.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

A really rewarding waterfall after a little bit of an incline!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Spectacular trail. A must do in Glacier.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Great little trail that gains some quick elevation, but it's such a short hike, even young kids had an enjoyable time and the falls are well worth the trek.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

A beautiful and fun short hike. Make sure you don't stop till you get right to the falls..you need to climb a bit to get there but its fun and so beautiful.

Monday, August 28, 2017

It's less than two miles of trail but it's quite a lot of elevation. So, leave some time to climb. at the end the last bit is a challenge with lose rock to climb, but it's well worth it. Spend some time at the top and take your time coming down.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Beautiful falls. We were told the hike would be easy, but it was a little more difficult than expected.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Very cool water fall. Hike is straight uphill but not too steep. If you climb over the rocks to get to the base of the falls there is a nice little pool and you can a cool spray

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Great end of day hike. Straightforward mile up and back. Amazing bear grass in bloom gives part of the trail a fairy tale feel. Highly recommend bug spray. Lots of mosquitoes if you happen to stop. You get to be up close to the waterfall and stream.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Beautiful and short hike. Several mountain goats seen on the mountains as well.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Great hike, climes most of the way, so bring water! Also bring bear spray as saw one just a ways down road from trailhead. Waterfall is gorgeous and had lots of water raging over it from melt off! Many great view along the way of lakes below across highway and surrounding mountain peaks! Can't go to pool at bottom of falls yet due to snow filling creek bed below falls. Also last .2 of trailhead had several patched of snow on it so wear waterproof hiking boots. Also suggest walking stick for last .1 where you cross a long snow covered rocky hill area. Can get just as good of views of don't go last .1 mile while still snow covered right now.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

An easy, just a little up hill stride hike.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Absolutely beautiful falls and views

Sunday, July 03, 2016

I loved this hike and saw a bunch of Bighorn sheep. Then we continued past it up and into the basin and the views were great and we saw around 11 Mountian Goats

Friday, June 17, 2016

quick, pretty hike

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Great short but steep hike up to the beautiful falls. Be sure to check out the billion year old stromatolite fossils to the east of the falls. A beautiful spot!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Short relatively simple trail.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

This is a great short hike. Though only a little over a mile to the Falls it is almost a 700ft gain in elevation. The falls are awesome as you can clearly see how they have carved the rock-not only through the years but as the snow melt changes the course and volume of the falls each season. Worth the short hike.

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