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Apikuni Falls

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (10)

This short, steep trail leads to a beautiful waterfall tucked beneath the rocky cliffs.


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Map Key

0.8

Miles

1.3

KM

Point to Point

5,515' 1,681 m

High

4,934' 1,504 m

Low

581' 177 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

61%

Max Grade (31°)

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Features Lake · Waterfall

Family Friendly Although it's steep, it's short and leads to a great waterfall.

Description

This short, steep trail begins right off of the Many Glacier Road right before you reach the Many Glacier Hotel at a well-signed trailhead. The trail starts in a wide open, grassy meadow with stunning peaks in all directions.

The trail begins level, then steeply climbs through a forest, popping out at the base of the cliffs where the waterfall pours over as a stream of water. Turn around and enjoy the view of Lake Sherburne, Cracker Flats and the surrounding peaks. A little scrambling can bring you right up to the waterfall.

This content was created by Jake Bramante of Hike 734. Visit hike734.com for more expert Glacier content and maps that help you decide which trail to hike.

Flora & Fauna

Meadows in the spring have flowers. Bears frequent the meadows and Bighorn Sheep frequent the cliffs in this area. Animals such as moose can be spotted near the lake.

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Jake Bramante

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 10 votes

#11

in Many Glacier

#7628

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#11

in Many Glacier

#176

in Montana

#7,628

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Apikuni Falls
Apr 5, 2016 near Swiftcu…, MT
Worth the hike
Oct 11, 2017 near Swiftcu…, MT
Lake Sherburne and Wynn Mountain can be seen across the valley from the waterfall.
Jul 9, 2018 near Swiftcu…, MT
The views spread out before you if you take a chance to look back.
Jul 9, 2018 near Swiftcu…, MT
The trail starts in a meadow that is full of wildflowers in the spring. It's a nice start to a steep trail.
Jul 9, 2018 near Swiftcu…, MT

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Sep 9, 2019
Christina Doan
0.8mi
Aug 26, 2019
Martin B
0h 24m
Jul 7, 2019
Theresa Tittle Romano
Jul 3, 2019
Jessie H
Didn't follow the trail all the way, took a spur at the end. Short, but very steep.
Jun 25, 2019
LaShawn Teegarden
Jul 4, 2018
Ryan McCann
Short hike with good waterfall but going in is all uphill so don’t be fooled by the short distance
Jun 29, 2018
David Hitchcock
Hard hike up to Apikuni Falls, but nice waterfall and views looking back over the lake.
Jun 8, 2018
Dina Justice