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Apikuni Falls Trail via Appekunny Creek Trail

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Glacier National Park

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 waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until October.

Length 1.8 mi Elevation gain 587 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Hiking

Forest

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

No dogs

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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.

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Reviews (126)
Photos (225)
Recordings (103)
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Jennifer Niles
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Hiking

Not sure why this is rated as easy? It’s a climb in a short distance. The water fall is nice. Not a lot of room when you get up there to hang out for to long if it’s a busy day. Pay off is worth it. You get some great spots on the way up to get pictures.

Stephanie Miksch
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Hiking

I did this hike yesterday and it's pretty nice, although not as nice as St Mary's/Virginia Falls hike. The hike to the waterfall itself is pretty steep. The rest of the hike is very easy.

Scott Fediow
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Hiking

Great little hike to an amazing waterfall, would be cool to do in the winter as well. The hike feels a little longer with the elevation that you encounter but it’s still an easy hike over all.

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Greg Bosse
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Hiking

Steep but easy. nice place to have lunch.

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Tawnya Guerin
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Short hike with quick elevation gain....but it’s worth it! Beautiful falls !

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Robin Minder
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Hiking

Great hike! Steep well marked well traveled trail. Little windy at the top, beautiful!!

Chris Hunter
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Great workout and super waterfall. My 12 yr old son did great and breaks are welcome.

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Jason Gibson
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Hiking

Great hike, fairly steep in parts, but fine for myself carrying out 2 year old in a backpack carrier and also fine for our 6 and 8 year olds. Make sure to go right to the base of the big falls!

Christa Conant
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HikingRockyScramble

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

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Ashley Robyn
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It was beautiful but was definitely up hill at times

Carrie Little
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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.

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Joe Themig
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Hiking

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.

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

Nicole Mapleton
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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.

Judy Hudgins
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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.

Beth Mancuso
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Hiking

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!

Ed Chapelle
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Hiking

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

Mushroom Hunting Trailrunner
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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.

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

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

Eric Vaughn
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Spectacular trail. A must do in Glacier.

Jhar Fuller
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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.

Kristen Anderson
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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.

Sam Hazzard
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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.

Cossette S
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Hiking

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

Mike Tacchella
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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

Linda M
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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.

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