Lake Josephine Trail

Difficulty
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Moderate
Duration
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1.5-2h
Distance
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7.8 km
Elevation
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30 m
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Directions to Trailhead

Lake Josephine Trail takes you on a circuit hike around the lake, with views of the mountains at every turn. This hike is great for people who want a relaxing journey with a chance to see some wildlife that lives along the trail. This is prime grizzly bear habitat, so keep your eyes open and remember your bear spray.

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Route Description for Lake Josephine Trail

Lake Josephine Trail is great for hikers who are looking for a relaxing journey, with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. You may even spot some wildlife on this hike! Beginning at the Many Glacier Hotel, follow the trail along the lake. At 1.7 mi, you will reach the boat dock and you should turn right to continue on the trail. Along this area, you will see gorgeous views of Angel Wing, Mt. Gould and Grinnell Glacier. At the Grinnell Glacier Trail junction, keep left and continue on the trail;it will lead you back to Many Glacier Hotel.

Getting to the Lake Josephine Trail Trailhead

To get to Lake Josephine Trail from Babb, head East toward US-89 South and turn right. After 5.0 mi, take a right and after 0.6 mi, turn left onto US-89 North. In 5.3 mi, Many Glacier Hotel is on the left side where the trail begins.

Route Information

  • When to do

    May - October

  • Backcountry Campsites

    No

  • Pets allowed

    No

  • Family friendly

    No

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Circuit

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