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Travel Tips

Vehicle reservations not required in 2024. Ideal for those seeking a quieter experience. 1

Consider bringing your own boat or renting one to explore the lakes more thoroughly. 2

Visit for a tranquil experience and wildlife spotting; consider a boat tour. 3

Less crowded than other areas of the park. Consider a boat tour for a unique perspective. 4

Ideal for those looking to escape the crowds and enjoy nature. 5

Firebrand Pass and Pitmakan-Dawson Pass loop are recommended for adventurous hikers. 6

Introduction

Trail Details

  • πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ Distance: 2.2 miles round trip to Twin Falls, 9.8 miles round trip to Upper Two Medicine Lake.
  • πŸ“ Elevation Gain: 140 feet to Twin Falls, 340 feet to Upper Two Medicine Lake.
  • 🌲 Trailhead: Starts at 5,180 feet elevation.
  • πŸ—ΊοΈ Trail Options: North Shore Trailhead at Two Medicine Campground or South Shore Trailhead at Two Medicine Lake.
  • πŸ›Ά Boat Ride: Reduces hiking distance significantly.

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Boat Ride

  • πŸ›Ά Boat Name: Sinopah.
  • ⏰ Departure Times: 9am, 10:30am, 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm.
  • πŸ’΅ Fees: $12.25 for adults, $6 for children (as of 2014).
  • 🌊 Scenic Views: Offers beautiful views of the lake and surrounding mountains.
  • πŸ“ Dock Location: South shore of Two Medicine Lake near the camp store.

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Scenic Highlights

  • πŸŒ„ Peaks: Rising Wolf Mountain, Mt. Ellensworth, Never Laughs Mountain, Grizzley Mountain, Painted Tepee Peak, Sinopah Mountain.
  • πŸ’§ Waterfalls: Twin Falls, a pair of cascading waterfalls.
  • 🏞️ Lake: Upper Two Medicine Lake, surrounded by sheer cliffs and rugged peaks.
  • 🌸 Flora: Meadows with wildflowers, thimbleberries, and huckleberries.
  • πŸ“Έ Photo Spots: Numerous scenic viewpoints along the trail.

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Wildlife

  • 🦌 Moose: Likely to be spotted in boggy areas, especially in the morning.
  • πŸ¦… Birds: Various bird species can be seen along the trail.
  • 🐻 Bears: Be bear aware; carry bear spray and make noise on the trail.
  • 🦊 Other Wildlife: Potential sightings of deer, marmots, and other small mammals.
  • 🌿 Flora: Dense forests, ferns, and berry patches attract wildlife.

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Visitor Tips

  • πŸ•’ Best Time: Early summer for roaring waterfalls, but accessible throughout summer.
  • πŸ₯Ύ Gear: Wear sturdy hiking boots and bring layers for changing weather.
  • πŸ—ΊοΈ Navigation: Download maps and trail guides in advance; phone service is weak.
  • πŸ’§ Hydration: Carry plenty of water, especially on longer hikes.
  • 🍴 Food: Pack a lunch to enjoy at Upper Two Medicine Lake.

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