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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.
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.
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.
Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.