The trail to Scenic Point starts just before you get to the turnoff for the campground at Two Medicine. Most people hike up to Scenic Point and back to their cars, while others figure out a shuttle system and hike the rest of the way into East Glacier. Either way, you’re in for a treat.
The Scenic Point trail is one that goes up and up. You start out in some trees and quickly leave them about the same time you can look down onto Appistoki Falls as Appistoki Creek tumbles among the rocks below. While the flowers on this trail grow low to the ground, they are many, varied and colorful. The views are incredible and get better with every step. Once at the saddle, things get a whole lot easier and give you that “top of the world” feeling. While at this saddle, keep an eye out for bighorn sheep as they like to got from one side to the other right here. Keep traveling on up to Scenic Point and check off one of Glacier’s summits and get a beautiful view right between the long plains that last forever eastward and how they crash into the mountains looking west. The view into Lower Two Medicine is breathtaking as you literally looking straight down. Two Medicine Lake is tucked away at the base of towering Rising Wolf which is joined by a sea of other massive peaks.
If you decide to head on down to the other side, expect to go from alpine, to scrub trees to plains mixed with aspen groves. Once you leave the disciplined trail system of Glacier National Park, things get a bit adventurous as you head through the Blackfeet Reservation. Remember that you need a Blackfeet Conservation Permit if you hike on Blackfeet land. After you pass a swampy area, look for the fork in the road where the road goes to the left and a trail goes to the right which is marked by a post that used to carry a sign that would no doubt be helpful now. This will take you into East Glacier.