We couldn’t have asked for a better day to hike Scenic Point in the Two Medicine area of Glacier National Park. Even though I’ve spent tons of time in Glacier, somehow I’ve never hiked in the Two Medicine region before. Many people come to Glacier every year, but only a few go out of their way to reach the Two Medicine region.
During the summer months you can make a bit of a loop heading up the Going to the Sun Road to St. Mary’s, over to Many Glacier, and finally take the cut across over to Two Medicine. The reason most people don’t visit all the areas of the park is because they’re spread out hours apart. But if you do have a few extra days on your visit, Two Medicine is spectacular!
We started the day in fog so thick you could barely see ahead of us. But we quickly rose above it, and things became magical as the fog started evaporating.
Scenic Point is rated a moderate hike and the grade isn’t overly steep, which makes it a great hike to do in between more strenuous hiking days.
When we were almost to the top, we found our path blocked by snow drifts. So we headed up the high point to our right instead. (Scenic Point is the point jutting out in the left hand side of the above photo.)
Predictably things got a little silly at the summit. I was goofing off and pretending to put on chapstick to spruce myself up for an ‘Instagram shot’. I always joke around that I don’t know how everyone else looks so awesome when they get to the top.
But I’m most definitely not one of those people. Instead I’m usually red/purple in the face, and too tired to look alive for a photo. Obviously that day I was ‘feeling my oats’ and in the mood to joke around.
After some Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites that we brought along to snack on, we worked our way back down the ridge to the real trail.
And from there descended back down to the lake with stunning views every step of the way! All in all it was a perfect day, and we can’t wait to do more hiking in the Two Medicine region next year.
P.S. Be sure to check out our photo of the Northern Lights. They put on a brief but spectacular show this same weekend in the park.