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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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Running Eagle Falls = Trick Falls

A very easy walk that almost anyone could do takes you you this beautiful spot. Depending on the time of year and snow melting, water falls from the middle and sometimes the top... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Leawood, Kansas, United States
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Leawood, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

A very easy walk that almost anyone could do takes you you this beautiful spot. Depending on the time of year and snow melting, water falls from the middle and sometimes the top in varying amounts. When I was a kid, many years ago, we called this Trick Falls.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Quick hike to some raging falls and a huge beach type area for frolicking. Lots of people but easy enough to deal with the crowds.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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35 attraction reviews
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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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118 attraction reviews
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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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41 attraction reviews
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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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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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13 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Haifa, Israel
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32 helpful votes 32 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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19 helpful votes 19 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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76 helpful votes 76 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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Address: Address: Glacier National Park, MT
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Glacier National Park

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