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    Josephine Lake View Trail

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    14.2 km
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    663 m
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    The Josephine Lake View Trail is a lovely moderate hike in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. This hike is 14.2 km long with moderate elevation gain, making it accessible for strong beginners and better. This trail is especially enjoyable in the autumn when the foliage starts to change color.

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    Route Description for Josephine Lake View Trail

    The Josephine Lake View Trail is one you’ll want to repeat, especially if you hike it in the fall when the trees are in their red and gold glory. This is a nicely moderate hike with no significant challenges to note.

    The hike begins on the PCT. You’ll head along a fairly level section before beginning to switchback. You’ll cross over another trail—continue straight on.

    It’s mostly a straightforward trek along the base of a ridge to the lake. You’ll cross a creek at the foot of Lake Susan Jane and another unnamed small lake. The trail ends overlooking Josephine Lake. You can turn around here and retrace your steps, or you can take Icicle Creek Trail down to the lakeshore if you want a closer look—go left and wrap around to where the trail drops down on the opposite side of the lake.

    Getting to the Josephine Lake View Trail Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Josephine Lake View Trail is in Stevens Pass off the PCT.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      Josephine Lake

    • When to do


    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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