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    Two Medicine Lake Trail

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    15.6 km
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    219 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The Two Medicine Lake Loop Trail is a mesmerizing hike through awe-inspiring landscapes. Wander through the forest, walk along avalanche chutes and take in the wilderness around you as you hike along this trail. Deep in the hike you will come across Twin Falls and you may spot a moose or two.

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    Route Description for Two Medicine Lake Trail

    The hike through Two Medicine Lake Loop Trail takes you through many different areas, providing a collection of beautiful views. This is grizzly bear territory, so be sure to make a lot of noise and carry bear spray with you.

    Two Medicine Lake Loop Trail is a popular hike that takes you around mountains, down to lakes, reveals waterfalls, and has you climbing through avalanche chutes. It is visually stunning and is worth the longer trek.

    Beginning at Two Medicine Lake, the early stages of the hike are in an open forest that boasts many different types of trees. At 1.0 km, you will cross a bridge, and 0.2 km later, you will reach a junction. When you arrive here, turn left if you want to head to Twin Falls and Upper Medicine Lake. There are many trails intertwined into this area, so it depends where you want to go!

    Heading to Twin Falls and Upper Medicine Lake, you will cross over Two Medicine Creek; you will soon see the Twin Falls. When you are done here, continue to follow the trail signs to complete the circuit.

    If you are looking for a longer hike, you can trek to Upper Two Medicine Lake, in which case you would follow the trail signs that lead to that area of the wilderness.

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    Insider Hints for Two Medicine Lake Trail

    • Two Medicine Campground is along this trail if you want to extend your hike into a weekend trip
    • East Glacier Park Village is nearby and you can rent a boat or go horseback riding or upgrade from backcountry camping to a nicer accommodation
    • This area of Glacier National Park is full of trails that branch off of Two Medicine Lake Loop Trail, such as Aster Park, Dawson Cutoff and Two Medicine Pass
    • If you are up for a drive, the Jackson Glacier Overlook is a spectacular scene to witness, and is about a 1.5 hour drive from Two Medicine Lake Loop Trail

    Getting to the Two Medicine Lake Trail Trailhead

    To get to Two Medicine Lake Loop Trail from East Glacier Park Village, head West on Midvale Street toward MT-49 North, and turn right at the first cross street onto MT-49 North. After 5.6 km, turn left onto Two Medicine Road, and after 11.6 km, take your first left and then your first right, and you will arrive at your destination.

    Route Information

    • When to do

      July - September

    • Backcountry Campsites

      Two Medicine Campground

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