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North Shore Trail to Twin Falls, MT

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Distance Round Trip 7 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,171 feet
Elevation Gain 131 feet
Accumulated Gain 725 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 4-5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 10.63
Interest Perennial Waterfall, Seasonal Creek & Perennial Creek
Backpack Yes & Connecting
Dogs not allowed
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Dawson Pass GNP
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Routes 492
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Trips 557 map ( 5,423 miles )
Age 76 Male Gender
Location Scottsdale, AZ
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Preferred Jun, Sep, Jul, Aug → 9 AM
Seasons   Early Summer to Early Autumn
Sun  5:19am - 7:59pm
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Also known as: The "Dawson Pass Trail"
by Grasshopper

 Likely In-Season!
Overview: This hike into scenic paradise is easy to follow, well maintained, with little elevation gain, and parallels the north shore of the very scenic Two Medicine Lake.

Hike: The first half-mile provides wonderful views of Medicine Lake as well as panoramic vistas of the dominant Rising Wolf Mountain (at 9513 feet) to the north. Just across the lake to your left is the much photographed Sinopah Mountain (at 8271 feet), and to the south Appistoki Mountain (at 8164 feet)..all just a picture perfect setting!

As you continue along this plush green trail to its "official" junction with the popular Dawson Pass Trail at 3.3 miles in, you will alternate between crossing avalanche chutes and wet creek drainages as you hike through a coniferous forest of Lodgepole Pine, Douglas Fir, Mountain Maples, Black Cottonwoods, and Aspens. Shortly after the signed Dawson Pass Trail junction you arrive at the signed spur trail to the mighty Twin Falls..a very unique set of falls that is technically cascades, but that makes them no less impressive! In season, beautiful wildflowers reside at the base of these two side-by-side falls.

This impressive "Twin Falls" is fed by major drainages further up the Dawson Pass Trail and from an upper lake called No Name Lake off this same trail.

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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.

Permit $$

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

Map Drive
Paved - Car Okay

To hike
From the town of East Glacier Park,MT 59434: Drive north on Hwy 49 for 4 miles; Turn left at the Glacier NP- Two Medicine Road Entrance, go past the GNP entrance/pay station and continue for a total of ~7 miles to the Two Medicine Campground sign, make a Right Turn here and continue past the Two Medicine Ranger Station on the Right; Continue to the "end" of the campground Loop "A" road where the TH parking and trail start is located on the Left side of road bordering Pray Lake; The TH is marked as "Oldman Lake and North Shore Trail";
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