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Address: 2 Two Medicine Rd, Glacier National Park, MT 59434-5021
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Running Eagle Falls is a highlight of a trip to Two Medicine. In the spring...

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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A great falls at the end

The story of Running Eagle was enough to get me to the trail. There were even toilets during this walk when I needed them. The end has a falls that looked better when the water... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 13, 2016
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varysburg
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varysburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

The story of Running Eagle was enough to get me to the trail. There were even toilets during this walk when I needed them. The end has a falls that looked better when the water was low. They call it trick falls and it looks like it is coming from the middle of the mountain.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

At the time of year we visited, there was only the one runoff. It's a very easy and accessible hike, but if you weren't planning on spending time in East Glacier this shouldn't be the reason you come to the area.

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

This is a good short walk, especially for people with small children or for people who may not be able to get around all that easy. The hike is flat through a forest for a short distance until the trail opens up to the river bottom. It is interesting that the water comes out through the middle of the cliff... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Have visited this Falls on many occasions, but have never seen the Falls with full water. It is very beautiful and peaceful. The walk is easy with a narrow bridge to walk over. The Falls is very photographic. Highly recommend.

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Mundelein, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

This is an easy trail to walk and at the end of the trail is a beautiful waterfall! So very scenic and you can get the most beautiful photos from many different angles. I think Two Medicine Lake is so pretty and sometimes neglected by visitors to the Park.

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Rockford, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

This the last place we visited before we left Glacier. It is a short hike to the falls so most people should be able to see it. This is also called trick falls because, as it was when we were there, the water seems to come out of a hole under the top of the falls. I climbed up to... More 

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Nice little waterfall that is very easy to get to. Just a short walk thru the woods on a natural trail that is very level. If you have mobility issues and want to see a waterfall that is not roadside, this is a good choice. Only the lower part of the falls were running when we visited, but it is... More 

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Thank Brian K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

You can see this waterfall via a short walk from a nice parking area. It's interesting because it is actually two falls in one. The top falls flow over the edge as a normal falls but the lower falls looks like it's coming out of a hole. They also call this falls Trick Falls and it is obvious when you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

This was our first very short hike in Glacier and we absolutely loved this beautiful setting!!! The lower and upper falls were both flowing strong and stunning to behold. The multicolored rock bottom creek was gorgeous. You are surrounded by spectacular mountains as well. It is a perfect place to sit on the rocks and picnic and soak in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Great "starter" hike as we began our visit to Glacier National Park. Easy hike to beautiful falls. Nice photo op.

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