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Running Eagle Falls

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0.3 mile 0.4 kilometer point to point
98% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 34' 10 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 4,962' 1,512 m
Low: 4,928' 1,502 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (4°)

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Trail shared by Greg Reasor

A short, easy trail to a novel falls that appears to flow out of a large alcove in the rock face.

Greg Reasor

Features River/Creek · Waterfall · Wildlife

Description

Running Eagle Falls is a great first stop in Two Medicine. After a winding drive entering the Park, these falls are a good place to stretch your legs for an easy walk on a short run to a scenic falls. At first a paved path leads through local trees and undergrowth, where moose may be spotted. The path opens to a clearing of a dry riverbed adjacent to the Two Medicine Creek. The paved path forks left for an accessible view of Running Eagle Falls, also called Trick Falls, because the water appears to flow from a large alcove in the rock face.

The right fork leads over loose river cobbles and a bridge over the river. Continue up the embankment to the end of the trail and an excellent viewpoint to marvel at the falls. You may return the way you came, but come back changed.

Flora & Fauna

Moose have been spotted here. Cottonwood trees line the creek.

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  4.1 from 8 votes

#9

in Two Medicine

#7149

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#9

in Two Medicine

#162

in Montana

#7,149

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Photos

Running Eagle Falls (low flow, August) as the day turns to dusk. Near Two Medicine Lake.
Aug 9, 2018 near Bison, MT
View of Running Eagles Falls as you approach from the trail.
Oct 1, 2016 near Bison, MT
Running Eagle Falls, June 28, 2019. What a show!
Jun 29, 2019 near Bison, MT
Running Eagle Falls. There was a full moon still in the sky. In earlier times of the year, there are two falls that spill - the one running in this photo and one above, over the ridge.
Dec 18, 2015 near Bison, MT
Dry Fork River, which you get to cross via a log bridge.
Oct 6, 2018 near Bison, MT
Running Eagle Falls running full force in the Spring.  You can hardly tell there are two waterfalls here.
Oct 6, 2018 near Bison, MT

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