Montana April 15, 2019
The Hike To This Little-Known Montana Waterfall Is Short And Sweet
If you regularly go hiking here in the beautiful Treasure State, you’ve probably heard of our more popular waterfall hikes, like
Ousel Falls. But we’ve also got plenty of off-the-beaten-path trails that lead to some breathtaking destinations, Apikuni Falls is a Glacier National Park hike that’s often overlooked, but it’s both easy and beautiful.
Apikuni Falls Trail is a short 1.8 mile adventure you'll find near Browning.
It begins at the Poia Lake Trailhead, located about 2.8 miles west of the Many Glacier entrance to Glacier National Park.
The trail itself is short, but it definitely feels like quite a trek.
It starts with an uphill journey that will leave you breathless.
As you make your initial ascent, you'll see an aspen grove ahead.
Once you reach it, prepare for another climb of about 500 feet in half a mile.
The falls lie at the top of the climb, so it's definitely worth it.
Apikuni Falls plunges off a cliff face, and it's a spectacular sight.
Below the mail two-tier waterfall is a series of smaller cascades, which creates a beautiful scene.
And while this is a fairly popular hike in the summertime, it doesn't get as crowded as some of Glacier's most well-known trails.
Apikuni means Far-Away Robe in the Blackfoot language.
he name of the falls is derived from the Indian name given to noted author James Willard Schultz, who lived with the Pikuni tribe during the early 1880s.
If you're heading to Glacier National Park this summer, this hike is a must.
Start early in the morning and you'll probably have the waterfall all to yourself.
Glacier National Park is packed with hidden gems like this.
Here’s another waterfall trail worth exploring.