North Shore Lake Josephine Trail

 4 votes

1.4 Miles 2.2 Kilometers

 

98% 

Runnable

Singletrack

97' 30 m

Ascent

-81' -25 m

Descent

4,949' 1,508 m

High

4,889' 1,490 m

Low

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Unknown

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This amazing run along the north shore of Lake Josephine gives you fantastic views.

Jake Bramante

Overview

Bring bear spray.
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Lake — River/Creek — Spring — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: No Dogs

Runner Notes

This popular trail can be crowded.

Description

This trail starts at the boat dock on Swiftcurrent Lake where passengers load/unload from the Many Glacier Hotel. It briefly climbs up a roughly paved path through a pleasant forest for approximately a quarter of a mile before reaching the boat dock on the foot of Lake Josephine. This wonderful shore is picture perfect and a great spot to stop and enjoy the towering mountains.

From here the trail briefly enters the forest again and emerges right along the shores. The rest of the trail follows this amazing shoreline backdropped by Allen Mountain to the head of the lake. Keep an eye out for moose at the head of the lake and mountain goats, bighorn sheep and the occasional bear in the hillside above.

This content was created by Jake Bramante of Hike 734. Visit hike734.com for more expert Glacier content and maps that help you decide which trail to run.

Flora & Fauna

Wide variety of flowers such as beargrass, spiraea, and columbine. Great place to see the park's megafauna such as moose, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, and the occasional bear.

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#13

in Many Glacier

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in Many Glacier

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in Montana

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