Montana's Niagara Falls Is Too Beautiful For Words
Do you have a favorite waterfall in Montana? From our famous spots (like
Kootenai Falls) to our more hidden waterfalls, you’ll find these beauties all over the state. And while none of our waterfalls cascade quite as high as New York’s Niagara Falls, we happen to think that Glacier National Park’s Running Eagle Falls is worthy of the same prestige.
Running Eagle Falls, which is also known as Trick Falls, is actually two waterfalls in one.
During high water, the water leaps from the top shelf, hiding a second hidden falls that roars out of a cave half way down.
But no matter when you go, the falls are spectacular to see.
Even in a place like Glacier National Park, where there's abundant natural beauty around every corner, Running Eagle Falls stands out.
To reach the falls, you'll have to hike a short (less than 1/2 mile each way) trail from the road.
For the easiest access, drive north on Highway 49 for 6 miles from East Glacier Park, take a left onto Two Medicine Road, and drive down that road for about 4 miles.
As you approach the falls, you'll notice the odd warping of the surrounding sedimentary rocks.
This is from the unusual action of older rocks sliding over younger rocks, which is common in and around Glacier National Park.
Running Eagle Falls makes a beautiful day trip destination at the park, especially since it's so easy to reach.
This is why, although it's not as vast, it's a top contender for the Niagara Falls of Montana.
There’s no doubt about it, Montana has some gorgeous waterfalls. And you can see quite a few of them on our
waterfalls road trip.
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