Upper Two Medicine Trail

HARD 27 reviews
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Upper Two Medicine Trail is a 10.4 mile out and back trail located near East Glacier Park, Montana that features a lake. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding.

DISTANCE
10.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
938 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

walking

forest

lake

river

waterfall

wild flowers

no dogs

1.5 miles from the South Shore Trail

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11 days ago

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.

23 days ago

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.

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8 months ago

The hike is fairly easy but its already end of October. The trail is covered in snow and ice towards the end, so be careful. I ran into mountain goats and saw bear and moose tracks. They were fresh too but good thing I didn't run into them. The view is beautiful, I really enjoyed the hiked. Great for wildlife viewing.

11 months ago

First leg of our four day trek. Camped upper two med and saw bears and moose and swam in lake. Loved it!

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Outstanding trail. We actually hiked to Upper Two Medicine, but also completely circled Two Medicine Lake!!

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Monday, November 21, 2016

This is a review of the Upper Two Medicine Lake trail with Twin Falls by way of Two Medicine campground. In my case I chose to participate in the Ranger led hike to Upper Two Medicine with transportation provided by the Glacier Park Boat Co., of the total 10.5 miles approx. 4.2 are onboard the Sinopah.
From the West boat dock the trail to Upper Two Medicine is an easy 2.4 miles along boardwalks over marsh land, grasses and wild flowers, not to mention the vistas of the surrounding peaks. At approx. 1 mile an easy side trip to Twin Falls will add just .2 mile and twenty or so minutes to your total out and back of 5 miles. Once you reach Upper Two Medicine feel free to dip your toes or just go for a swim all together. There is a remote campground with logs and stumps for sitting while you enjoy a picnic before heading back to the boat, be bear aware in this location.
If you are camping in Two Medicine, add an additional 1 mile each way for your walk to the East boat dock. All in for the day you should track about 10.5 miles out and back. Whether you choose the Ranger led hike of venture up on your own, the Glacier Boat Co. provides an excellent experience to add to the general grandeur of Two Medicine. Be advised, the Ranger led hike has designated pickup/drop off times that take priority over the general ticket holders. For general ticket holders it would be advisable to not wait until the last boat time as there may be excessive lines and long delays getting back to the eastern shore, upwards of three boat loads worth of delayed passengers (this I witnessed).

Friday, September 02, 2016

Views are incredible of the two lakes. When you get to the top it gets really windy. The hike seems like it goes forever when close to top wish I went further

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Take the boat from Two Medicine Lake parking lot, to the other end of Two Medicine Lake (west end). From there, it is an easy 2-3 mile hike. Lots of wildflowers in season. Be bear aware.

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Monday, June 06, 2016

Beautiful views easy hike.

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