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!