From Two Medicine entrance the trailhead is 1 mile west. A large parking area is available.
Allow at least an hour to enjoy the beauty of this area. Two trails lead to the falls. One begins in the parking area and is a paved trail. The other trail is unpaved and begins near the bridge over Two Medicine Creek. The trails merge into one before reaching Running Eagle Falls so if you wish you may take one trail in and return on the other. Sometimes referred to as Trick Falls, Running Eagle Falls is actually two falls when Two Medicine Creek is running high. The second falls flows behind and slightly to the right of the large falls, emerging from the rocks about two-thirds of the way down.
Your lovely walk will
take you through a fragrant forest. The air will smell of pine and
moss mixed with the pure fresh clean mountain air. As you refer to
the trail guide, you will find that it tells you the history of this
beautiful spot in both English and the Blackfeet language. You will
find some good information on the Blackfeet Indians. Some of the
plants along your hike were used for their medicines. These Native
Americans lived here and survived on the land.
You will enjoy spending some time at Running Eagle Falls ,where the tumbling amount of water changes during different seasons. Listen to the lovely music the water creates and Be sure to have your camera ready for lots of memories .
As always , enjoy your hike and be safe. But leave this scenic area, as you find it . Nature decorates and we must respect the beauty she provides. You will want to come back , and others will take this same walk. This has been a very short hike of only about 0.3 mile. But, well worth the hour you have spent.
Happy Hiking, Running Eagle falls written by Verna Parks.