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Running Eagle Falls Trail Glacier National Park

Running Eagle Falls Trail is a unique waterfall.

Two Medicine Trails Trail Map


A visitor to Running Eagle Falls died on May 4, 2016 after jumping from the falls. Drowning is the Number One cause of accidental deaths in Glacier Park. Death from Bears is number Ten.



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.

Cover shot of my Wildflower Guide for Glacier National Park.
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wildflower book coverA slow hiker's guide™ Glacier National Park Wildflowers

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

During the summer months the upper part of the falls dries up. Not visible in this photo the summer falls is about half way down from the spring falls. Will need to go through my prior year photo library for the summer version of this waterfall.


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