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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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Cleveland, Ohio
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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
30 helpful votes 30 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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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
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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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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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ATLANTA
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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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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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