Scenic Point, Mount Henry Trail
Two Medicine Road to Scenic Point/ 3.1 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: 7/2/12: Trail clear
July 17, 2012 wildflowers reported to be at ther peak last week.
The hike to Scenic Point on the Mount Henry Trail is one of the best hikes in Glacier National Park. From Scenic Point on the Mount Henry Trail there are commanding views of Rising Wolf Mountain, Two Medicine Lake, Pumpelly's Pillar and Sinopah to name a few of the peaks visible from the aptly named Scenic Point. The trail starts off from a small parking area on the south side of the road to Two Medicine Lake, between Running Eagle Falls and the parking lot at Two Medicine Lake. If you miss the turn on the way on the way into Two Medicine Lake, then turn around in the parking area and look for it on the right hand side of Two Medicine Road. When you are entering Two Medicine, the road rises sharply from the parking area at Running Eagle Falls, just after the crest for this rise, on the left side of the road, is the turn out for Scenic Point / Mount Henry Trailhead. It is a dirt road with a small parking area. The trailhead is sort of hidden on the left side.
Mount Henry Trail starts off in a heavily wooded area, after a short while there is a fork to the right going to Apistoki Falls, stay to the left to go to Scenic Point. Mount Henry Trail gradually leaves the woods behind and starts on it's upward journey through the widely scattered remains of gnarled, ghost trees. At this point the trail becomes a series of switch backs. Unlike many trails, on the Mount Henry Trail once it leaves the woods behind the dramatic views start, intermingled with wildflowers, gnarled ghost trees and colorful lichen on the rocks along the trail.