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Running Eagles Falls

Glacier National Park, MT
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Type: Waterfalls
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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ATLANTA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is a short walk from the parking area to the falls. They are also known as "Trick Falls" because when the water is flowing at a high rate one of the falls is over the other and when there is low flow, there is flow only over the lower fall.

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68 reviews 68 reviews
33 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Not a lot of effort for a huge reward. Parking could be an issue, just like anywhere else in the park. It's a perfect spot for a picnic. The trail ends at an overlook, but we went beyond and I hiked up some rocks to get as close as I could to the powerful falls. I spent a wonderful couple... More

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Hiawatha, Kansas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Beautiful waterfalls. This is a very easy hike with a well maintained path back to spectacular waterfalls. The waterfall is very unusual. A thinner layer of water drops from the very top, but about half way down, a larger stream that appears to drop through a hole in the rocks from the top, hit a shelf and then joins the... More

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Edgewood, Kentucky
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Eagle Falls was a very pretty falls. The walk to the falls is mostly flat and wheel chair assessable. You can get closer and recommend you do. You will need a park pass as Eagle Falls is in GNP.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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66 reviews 66 reviews
55 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This was a very easy hike from parking lot. Go early for beautiful pictures. We went late in day and got sun in our eyes but it still was wonderful. You can venture on some of the trails along the bottom and get some great pictures, get in water, skip rocks. Lots of flies though. fishing opportunities too. Great for... More

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Nottingham
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301 reviews 301 reviews
124 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Easy walk from the parking lot through the woods - we kept singing to keep away any lurking bears! Lovely view at the end, well worth making the stop. Interesting board with the legend of Running Eagle. Well worth making the stop and walk.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Short, flat walk to this fall. Read the Indian legend of the falls posted in parking lot before you go. Loop trail coming back to parking lot is short but scenic with some beautiful trees. This was in the Two Medicine section of the park

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Stanford, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This trail is so short I almost hesitate to call it a hike. There are restrooms (hole in the ground) at the trail head and plenty of parking. Path is loose gravel and especially when you get to the river and base of the falls, the gravel gets pretty coarse. Can't imagine pursuing a stroller or wheel chair over this.... More

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Minot, North Dakota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was an easy hike, less than a mile round-trip, to a beautiful waterfall and stream. It was perfect for us because we were hiking with two small children. It is well worth the short hike to the falls for any traveler through this area. We loved it and will be back!

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Marietta, Georgia
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38 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is located in the lesser known Two Medicine area. The falls are also known as Trick Falls as this wonder has water dropping behind and over to create the double waterfall. Depending on the time of year and water volume, you get a continually changing view. This is a level, less than 1 mile roundtrip hike to a really... More

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