Scenic Point

West Glacier, Montana 59936

Scenic Point

Scenic Point Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A half- day hike from Two Medicine Road to Scenic Point, 3.8 miles (6 km) one- way; or a backpack from Two Medicine Road to East Glacier, 10.0 miles (16 km) one- way.

This trail is most commonly taken as a short hike from the Two Medicine Road to Scenic Point and back. Through-hikers bound for East Glacier must purchase a Blackfoot conservation permit at a local ranger station, as the route crosses reservation lands. The trail begins immediately off the Two Medicine Road just before an old water tank on the east bank of Appistoki Creek, climbs along the creek past Appistoki Falls, and then ascends high on the arid valley wall above the creek."

Scenic Point Trip Reports

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7/28/2010
Beautiful views of Two Medicine area along this trail. Trail is steep although the abundant switchbacks make it more accessible. My 74 year old dad managed it just fine. The day we went was extremely windy up on top which is not unusual but you need to be prepared for high wind gusts.
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8/28/2009
We did this as our first "getting adjusted to the elevation" hike (comming from East Coast) and it was perfect. Not very long, but with steep elevation and some grandeus views.
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5/7/2003

This hike was relatively tough because of the steep ascent up to the look-out. Be sure to stop preiodically and look at your progress, because the views are great. Once you get to the top you seem to be able to see across the country, looking out over the valley below. There are some cool old trees that you can't miss on the way up. Bring a lunch for the top of the lookout.
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Trail Information

West Glacier
Nearby City
3.8
Distance
2,242 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Year-round
Season
Views, Waterfalls
Features
Squaw Mountain
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