Upper Two Medicine Lake Trail

Difficulty
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Moderate
Duration
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4-5.5h
Distance
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18.0 km
Elevation
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298 m
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Directions to Trailhead

Take a day to explore all that Upper Two Medicine Trail has to offer. From the peaks of Pumpelly Pillar, to the rushing waters of Twins Falls, immerse yourself in the wilderness and possibly see some wildlife in their natural habitat. Towards the end, look for the large rock formation sticking out that provides excellent views of all of Two Medicine Valley.

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Route Description for Upper Two Medicine Lake Trail

Upper Two Medicine Trail is a hike full of incredible sights and wild animals like the famous moose. Start your hike through an area full of thimbleberries, ferns and huckleberries as you get closer to Pumpelly Pillar. 1.6 km from the trailhead, cross the small creek and on the other side, you will see Twin’s Falls in the distance. Continue hiking straight, and at 2.4 km, you will emerge from a dense forest and come into a clearing of wildflowers and thimbleberry patches.

It is here that you will look for the large rock formation that gives you fascinating views of all of Upper Medicine Valley. This trail is an out and back, so head back the way you came.

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Getting to the Upper Two Medicine Lake Trail Trailhead

To get to Upper Two Medicine Trail, head West on Midvale Street towards MT-49 North. Turn right at the first cross street to continue on MT-49 North. In 5.6 km, turn left onto Two Medicine Road. Take your first left, and then your first right and arrive at your destination.

Route Information

  • When to do

    May - October

  • Backcountry Campsites

    Two Medicine Campground

  • Pets allowed

    No

  • Family friendly

    No

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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