Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Hiking Appistoki Falls



Many people travel to Glacier National Park and take the Going to the Sun Road, but if you don't mind a bit of a drive, you can venture into a less populated section of the National Park, in the Two Medicine Area.


Like all of Glacier, Two Medicine is a beautiful scenic drive, and does offer plenty of hiking and backpacking.  Today for Travel Tuesday I want to show you the Appistoki Falls trail.  This is actually a very easy hike, 1.3 miles round trip.


You'll actually take the Mt. Henry trail for most of the way to the falls.  There are signs, so locating it is not a problem.  (FYI: the Mt. Henry trail is actually a segment of the Continental Divide.)


You'll eventually come to the Appistoki Falls trail section, and you'll get a great view of the falls at the end.  I will note, you can't actually get up to the falls themselves, or at least there is not a trail to get to them, the terrain gets a bit too rugged after the view point.  However, even from the viewpoint as you can see you will still have a great view of the falls.


I will say, if you are in for a bit more of a hike and a great scenic view, you can also continue on the Mt. Henry trail to Scenic Point, which is actually an 8 mile round trip.



Make sure you take the full drive out to Two Medicine either before or after the hike, as there are many other hikes and scenic views in the area.

What will you get in this hike, fun beautiful mountain hiking.  It's a pretty easy round trip hike. Definitely a fun hike to do to spend an hour or so exploring in the National Park!





12 comments :

  1. These are beautiful. We actually have some falls right here in PA but I have yet to visit them. Perhaps that should be on my summer "to do list".

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  2. This area looks so beautiful! I have to get out there sooner rather than later. I'm taking notes on all the things I have to see :)

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    1. We do have some great places to visit out west and the Rocky Mountains do have their beautiful charm.

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  3. What a beautiful area! The scenery out west is so different from the Midwest. I love all the waterfalls and mountains - absolutely gorgeous!

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    1. It really is, I love living in a mountain state:) Even if the above is from Montana, not Utah:)

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  4. You seem to hike in the most beautiful places. I would love to spend a month hiking out west but with a small dog and a husband who loves to play golf, I am not ure it will ever happen. As always, your photo are stunning.

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    1. Thanks! I do have a fun time exploring the country and I really love the mountains!
      You never know, maybe you need to plan a golf mountain retreat vacation to give you a little of both, LOL:)

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  5. Glacier NP is on our list of to do's! Love your pics! Sounds like nice trail!

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    1. You're going to love it when you get there, a hikers paradise for sure!!!!

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  6. Your adventure posts are my absolute favorite. This one does not disappoint either. I was familiar with the Going to the Sun Road, but not the area you mention. One more place to add to my list!!

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    1. I am so glad you like them!
      Oh yes, this is such a beautiful area, I hope you do get to visit someday!

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