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Running Eagle Falls

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Address: Two Medicine Road, Glacier National Park, MT 59434
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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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Really short hike to a nice waterfall

This waterfall has beauty and history behind it. And the hike is, well, barely any hike at all so no need to miss.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Tempe, Arizona
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Tempe, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This waterfall has beauty and history behind it. And the hike is, well, barely any hike at all so no need to miss.

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Chino Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The interesting thing about these falls is that they appear to be flowing from inside the rock wall because the creek comes through an opening in the rocks. Pretty cool and only a 0.6 mile roundtrip from the parking lot. If you are in the Two Medecine area, you should stop by and see them.

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ypsilanti michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are in East Glacier, and are going to drive to St. Mary's. you will pass a road leading to Two Medicine lake. Take the time to drive down this road and come to Running Eagle falls. You have to walk about a third of a mile to get to it from the parking lot, but its definitely worth... More 

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USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Read the info at the entrance to get the history of the falls and Running Eagle , female Indian warrior. Short path to the falls. There is a small bridge to cross over the stream and semi steep path up to the actual falls.

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Myerstown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a short trail to the Falls. Water was no longer flowing over the crest of the falls when we were there. Nice easy hike.

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Seatle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I do not hike, but my daughter really wanted to see the falls. It was an easy hike and I am glad I saw it. Stunning views of the waterfall.

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Whitefish, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't have much time for a hike so we opted for this .3 mile walk to the waterfall. It was pretty cool how it jutted out of the cave into the creek below.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great example of a great attraction not requiring hours of hiking. Five minutes from the parking lot you'll see a really cool waterfall. If you are going to two medicine area this is a must stop.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved these falls, their wide shape and how these thunderous sounding falls appear to come out of a cave. The hike is super short too and easy for most. Little kids can handle this easily, but... It's supposed to be wheelchair accessible. In order to See the falls, the wheelchair user would need to be carefully assisted down a... More 

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Tuscola, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our first day in the park, we got a late start since we had been driving for over 8 hours already, but there was still plenty of daylight. We asked for a nearby simple hike and the hike to Running Eagles falls was suggested. The hike was close to East Glacier at Two Medicine, which is about 4 miles... More 

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