Intro to Glacier National Park
Staying Safe in Glacier
Life at Rising Sun:
A Summer Spent in Glacier
Intro to NW Montana
Sights from Montana's Roads
Trail of the Cedars
Going to the Sun Road and Logan Pass
St. Mary Lake
-St. Mary Falls and Baring Falls
East Glacier and Two Medicine
Running Eagle Falls (Trick Falls)
Many Glacier and surrounding areas
Waterton Lakes Nat'l Park and Canada
Red Rock Canyon and Blakiston Falls
Police Outpost Lake
Animals of Glacier
Bear, Bighorn Sheep,
Mule Deer, Rocky Mountain Goat,
References and Links
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Difficulty: Tough (2300 ft gain)
Trail: 3.1 miles to Scenic Point
10 miles to East Glacier
Allow an entire afternoon
July 5, 2004
The trail here starts out through forest, and then meets up with Appistoki Falls before climbing out onto rock fields and scattered dead wood.
The climb is grueling, but the marmots are enough to entertain you and the views are beyond spectacular. The summit offers views of Middle and Lower Two Medicine Lakes, Rising Wolf Mountain, East Glacier, the plains of the Blackfoot Indian Reservation, and more. It is often windy, but on a clear day the view more than makes up for that, and the pain of getting there.
If you arrange a shuttle in East Glacier, you can start your hike in Two Medicine, continue past Scenic Point, and continue down to East Glacier. The extra 7 miles are downhill then mostly flat and pass through meadows of wildflowers, along a creek, through aspen groves, and past ponds. In early summer and into July the last few miles of trail can be pretty muddy and mosquito-infested. Mud-proof boots are a must (or at least a mud-proof morale).