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Running Eagles Falls

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Address: Glacier National Park, MT
Description: Running Eagle Falls is a highlight of a trip to Two Medicine. In the...
Running Eagle Falls is a highlight of a trip to Two Medicine. In the spring water rushes over the upper fall so thick that the lower fall is completely hidden. Later in summer, as flows decrease, the water seems to change course and flow almost exclusively out of the lower fall. It's easy to see why this waterfall used to be named Trick Falls. This area holds great religious significance for local Blackfeet tribal members. The park is in the process of creating a nature trail here to highlight the cultural significance of this unique spot.
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Trick Fallls - other name for this falls

Read the legend of the Indian Warrior "Running Eagle" who was buried nearby. This is an easy walk from the parking lot at Two Medicine, Well worth the short hike. I wore boots... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2014
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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80 reviews 80 reviews
35 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Read the legend of the Indian Warrior "Running Eagle" who was buried nearby. This is an easy walk from the parking lot at Two Medicine, Well worth the short hike. I wore boots, as there was an early Sept snow.

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Marietta, Georgia
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318 reviews 318 reviews
105 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

A short hike on a well-marked trail leads you to a beautiful area. There are two falls in the spring due to the winter run-off. The falls in September appears to be coming out of a hole in the cliff.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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84 reviews 84 reviews
41 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

One of the best kept secrets of Glacier Park is Two Medicine Lake, which is near Running Eagle Falls, and all of the trails available for hiking. Because it is on the other side of the park, by East Glacier, most visitors don't get all the way over there. This was great for us, because there were not many people... More 

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Jonesborough, TN
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194 reviews 194 reviews
79 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is your classic beginners hike. It's less than a mile, and you're rewarded with a beautiful waterfall. We were unfortunate to pick a rainy day for our drive to East Glacier and Two Medicine Lake. The lake was socked in with fog, but our short walk to Running Eagles Falls made it all worth while. We did manage some... More 

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Sierra Madre, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Running Eagle Falls is a great destination for those who do not hike but want to see a beautiful spot just off the beaten path. The Falls also has a wonderful legend that goes with it. The legend is posted on a sign in the parking lot and lends a lot of meaning to the falls itself. The hike in... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

one of the more interesting type of falls comes out of a cave. Don't miss the last part of the trail to a viewpoint - best for taking a picture. A very short and easy trail to the falls. Almost all of it is accessible to wheel chairs.

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Oregon, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This little gem is super cool - the falls actually spill from the center of the rock. It's an easy walk, with scads of thimbleberry bushes along the trail. I would have loved to hike to the top to see how the water bore a hole through the rocks.

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Roseau
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108 reviews 108 reviews
51 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This was a great last stop before leaving Glacier. We had seem many falls previously but this one was totally different. Very nice area for a short hike.

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minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is a very easy and short hike at Two medicine for all ages. Beautiful waterfall and the water is so clear you can see the rocks.

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Austin, Texas
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115 reviews 115 reviews
8 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was one of our last hikes in Glacier National Park. At 0.3 miles we were a little skeptical. We started off with the interpretive trail loop and then headed for the falls. The falls were quite nice after such a short hike. We were there in mid-August and the water was not flowing over the top of the falls,... More 

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