Share:

Running Eagle Falls Hike

Glacier National Park

Glacier + Northern Lewis Range, Montana

Start Exploring
Running Eagle Falls Hike

Share:

Advertisement
  • Running Eagle Falls parking area.- Running Eagle Falls Hike
  • Eagle Falls is more of a stroll than a hike.- Running Eagle Falls Hike
  • The nature trail is accessible.- Running Eagle Falls Hike
  • Wild asters along the trail.- Running Eagle Falls Hike
  • Crossing Two Medicine Creek.- Running Eagle Falls Hike
  • There are nice areas along the creek.- Running Eagle Falls Hike
  • Running Eagle Falls.- Running Eagle Falls Hike
  • Running Eagle Falls.- Running Eagle Falls Hike
  • Running Eagle Falls.- Running Eagle Falls Hike
  • Two Medicine Creek downstream.- Running Eagle Falls Hike
  • Running Eagle Falls.- Running Eagle Falls Hike
  • From the viewpoint looking downstream.- Running Eagle Falls Hike
  • Nature trail or falls? How about both!- Running Eagle Falls Hike
  • The story of Running Eagle in English and Blackfeet.- Running Eagle Falls Hike
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Easy hike for all. Beautiful falls.
Cons: 
None.
Advertisement
Region:
Glacier + Northern Lewis Range, MT
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
No
Net Elevation Gain: 
20.00 ft (6.10 m)
Parking Pass: 
National Park Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
0.60 mi (0.97 km)
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Trailhead Elevation: 
4,940.00 ft (1,505.71 m)
Current Local Weather:
Advertisement
Hike Description

Hike Description

Pro Contributor

The Two Medicine Lake area has over a dozen great hikes, many of which are strenuous and long. One of the shortest and still quite pleasant hikes is this spot along Two Medicine Creek that includes a nature trail and a short hike to a beautiful and unusual waterfall.

The parking area has great exhibits (displayed in both English and Blackfeet languages) about Running Eagle, a female Blackfeet warrior and leader. The trail has two routes: a nature trail with exhibits about the local plants and how they were used by the native people, and the trail to Trick Falls. This trail crosses the creek and climbs up a bit to the base of the falls. When the water is high early in the season, this becomes a double falls, with water flowing over the top and out of a large opening in the rock below. By midsummer, the upper falls have dried and just the lower falls are running.

Updates, Tips + Comments

Updates, Tips + Comments

Field Guide

Field Guide

Download
Advertisement
Location + Directions

Location + Directions

Nearby Camping + Lodging

(8 within a 30 mile radius)

Nearby Adventures

(43 within a 30 mile radius)

Adventure Community

Adventure Community

Who Wants To Do It
2 Members
Who's Done It
1 Members
Submission by
Pro Contributor
628 Adventures Explored
559 Adventures Published

Newsletter Signup

Join the Outdoor Project Community

Get access to essential planning materials and information for your next adventure. Take a few seconds to join the community. It’s FREE!

Free Field Guides + Maps

Post Updates, Tips + Comments

Organize + Track Your Adventures

Insider Detailed Info, News + Benefits

Custom Driving Directions

Recommended Campsites, Photos + Reservation Info