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Running Eagle Falls Nature Trail, MT

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Lasso-Loop 0.6 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,952 feet
Elevation Gain 16 feet
Accumulated Gain 25 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 0.5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 0.73
Interest Perennial Waterfall & Perennial Creek
Backpack No
Dogs not allowed
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27  2018-07-25 tibber
1  2017-07-13 friendofThunderg
26  2014-07-19 tibber
7  2011-07-22 writelots
34  2011-07-22 tibber
4  2011-07-11 seattlehiker
18  2008-07-13 tibber
3  2006-09-15 Crzy4AZ
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Preferred   Jun, Sep, Jul, Aug → 8 AM
Seasons   Late Spring to Late Summer
Sun  7:44am - 4:52pm
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South Shore Trail to Cobalt Lake
South Shore Trail to Cobalt Lake
1.3 mi away
12.3 mi
2,536 ft
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Riparian Stroll
by Grasshopper

Overview
Running Eagle Falls is a "must see" when visiting the Two Medicine area of Glacier National Park. This very easy 0.6mi R/T lasso loop walk-nature trail, with no elevation gain, has a sweet pay-off with the major snow melt in late June: From Two Medicine Creek, a roaring 25' falls where water shoots out of a rocky hillside.


Hike
The short walk to Running Eagle Falls is a refreshing stroll through a lush riparian forest environment. There are two possible paths to follow. One near the bridge is wide, gentle, and not paved. The other begins near the center of the parking lot and is paved with a portion of this trail being wheelchair accessible. The two trails converge before arriving at the confluence of Dry Creek and Two Medicine Creek. Early morning offers the best opportunity for pics of this unique- "two falls in one" waterfall.

History/Notes
The Glacier Natural History Association and the National Park Service have provided a Running Eagle Falls Nature Trail guide. One can acquire this guide for $0.50 (as of YR'08) at the TH. This trail guide tells the story of Running Eagle, in English and in the Blackfoot language. This guide also provides background information on the Blackfoot People's traditional and medicinal uses for some of the plants one will encounter along the trail. This guide will enhance ones appreciation of this naturally beautiful and culturally rich area. Also, this falls is very close to the TH making it accessible to almost any hiker.

Grasshopper
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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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Glacier National Park
$30 per car(week), $12 bike/foot(week), $50 annual View Current Entrance Fees


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To hike
From East Glacier Park, MT: Take Hwy 49 into Glacier National Park via the Two Medicine entrance road. Drive down the Two Medicine entrance road to the Glacier National Park entrance station at Two Medicine. Continue 1.2 miles West to the parking and TH start on the Right side of the Two Medicine entrance road.
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