Twin Falls Trail via Two Medicine Lake West End Boat Dock is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near East Glacier Park, Montana that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
111 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
4 months ago

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.

hiking
Thursday, July 13, 2017

We added the detour to the Falls into our loop of Two Medicine Lake. Definitely worth the trip!!

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Twin Falls is a diverting detour for those on their way to Upper Two Medicine Lake (it is a significant detour if you are heading up Dawson Pass from the west boat dock and probably not worth the added mileage). It is worth the walk from the Upper Two Medicine trail, either on your way up or down, as the level walk to the falls is not tasking in any way. The detour is about 20 minutes depending on how long you bask at the falls.

hiking
Sunday, November 10, 2013

Nice hike to a couple of waterfalls.

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Monday, November 04, 2013

I loved this hike! You start off on a boat ride to cross Two Medicine Lake that takes you straight to the trailhead. Not only are the falls incredible but huckleberry and bear grass patches are abundant.

Below is a description of the trail from the Forest Service:

After arriving at the boat landing your hike begins along a short section of boardwalk as it passes over a sensitive boggy area. Although I've never seen one here, this might be a good place to spot a moose, especially during the morning hours. A short distance later youll reach the South Shore Trail junction which connects hikers with the Two Medicine Pass Trail. Continue going straight here.

The early portions of this hike passes through an area thick with ferns, thimbleberries and huckleberries.

Roughly 0.75 miles from the boat landing the trail crosses a footbridge. A short distance later youll reach the North Shore Trail which connects hikers to the Dawson Pass Trail. Hikers should continue going straight at this juncture, which now becomes the Upper Two Medicine Lake Trail.

Just past the junction the 7620-foot Pumpelly Pillar comes into view, directly in front of you. The glacially carved, cone-shaped rock is named after Raphael Pumpelly, leader of the Northern Transcontinental Railway Survey party that crossed Pitamakan Pass in 1883.

Roughly one mile from the trailhead youll reach another creek crossing. Just beyond this point is the side trail to Twin Falls. From the junction its an easy walk of less than a tenth-of-a-mile to the falls.

As you make your way up to the falls youll pass several huckleberry patches along the way.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

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