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Running Eagle Falls Trail Glacier National Park

Running Eagle Falls Trail is a unique waterfall.

Two Medicine Trails Trail Map


NPS Trail Crew Report 2012
Bridge installed
Trail free of snow
Two Medicine Road to Running Eagle Falls / .3mi. Cleared and bridge installed 5/25/12
NPS Trail Crew Report 2011 Cleared and bridge installed 5/25/12

compare that to 2012 trail report

NPS Trail Crew Report 2012
Two Medicine Road to Running Eagle Falls ~ .3mi.

Running Eagle Falls Bridge: Bridge installed 8/8/11
Initial clearing scheduled for:Cleared 6/4/11
Running Eagle Falls Bridge:
8-6-11: Trail clear. Bridge not installed.
No Install scheduled
as of now due to possible high water for some time



I hiked to the falls on 6-09-13, no snow and the bridge was installed.
Running Eagle Falls Bridge installed 8/8/11. Easy hike, the bridge to cross the creek might not be installed until August, 2011. Nice view of Running Eagle Falls and Rising Wolf Mountain. Some wildflowers. No snow on the trail or anywhere around as of 6-22-11. I biked from the Running Eagle Trail parking lot May 21, 2011, at that time there were six foot snow berms at the parking lot and Two Medicine Lake was completely frozen. The park service lists this as a handicap accessible trail. Next year when I bike to Two Medicine I'll bring my snowshoes and get some pics of Running Eagle Falls with snow all around it. This parking lot tends to fill up fast, but as the hike is so short the turnover rate is fairly high. Well there was still some snow up near Two Medicine Lake in early May of 2013 but all of the snow was gone at the falls. This year the lower elevations are clearing out fast while the higher then 6,000 foot elevations are on an almost normal schedule of melting during late June and into July.

two medicine lake glacier national park © Shawn Cogins

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things
that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream.
Discover.”
    Mark Twain

If you look closely at the bottom photo you can see water half way down the falls on the right hand side. During the dry summer months this is the waterfall. The upper falls go dry and a hidden lower falls remains. Will add photo of the trick falls later this summer. The bottom photo was taken at 7:30m am on 6-9-13. Much more detail visible in the rock face on the left at that time of day. Plus no one else around.

running eagle falls 7 30 am

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