Glacier National Park is chock full of epic long hikes including some of my favorites like the Highline and Swiftcurrent Pass trails. However sometimes you need a good quick hike when your time is limited. Apikuni Falls fits the description of a hike with a notable view and enough ascent to work up a sweat without taking up half of all your day.
On my recent trip we had hiked all day the day before and wanted to get a hot breakfast and a quick hike in before heading back into Canada. We chose to eat at Nell’s at the Swiftcurrent Motor Inn in the Many Glacier area. Great omelets and huge pancakes, I recommend Nell’s. On the road out of this area, Route 3, is the Apikuni Falls trailhead on the left.
The trail follows alongside a ravine perpendicular to the road towards Apikuni Mountain. It is a steady ascent with huckleberry bushes throughout so we kept an eye out for bears. After one mile and 640 feet of elevation change we arrived at a cozy area at the base of the falls. Josh brewed coffee and we enjoyed the company of another couple of hikers who came and departed while we were there.