Josie's Ridge

Josies Ridge Trail


Difficulty:  Strenuous     Trail Use:  Heavy

Length:  2.52 miles from Flat Cr Bridge to top of Snow King

Elevation:   6157 ft at Trailhead, 7700 ft at top jct with Snow King Nature Trail

Open to:  Hikers, Equestrian, mountain bikes

Trail Highlights:

  • The trail begins at the kiosk and starts climbing immediately.  You will crest the first hill into the open, where there is a junction for the user trail going to Hidden Ranch.  Take a left and continue up the mountain, switchbacking through open sagebrush and flowers.  Eventually you will reach another junction in the forest ahead.
  • The trail continues to climb across the ridge, offering nice views of town and the Teton Range.  The trail is very steep through these sections and can be hot during the summer.
  •  The trail eventually reaches the first saddle where there is a small user trail heading right down the ridge to a small lookout area.  Continue to climb on the new reroute constructed last year until reaching the upper junction with the Snow King Nature Trail.


  • From the first junction, you can access the Sink or Swim which will bring you across the face of Snow King and provide access to the rest of the GSKA trail network. 
  • From the upper junction with the Snow King Nature Trail, you can also access the rest of the GSKA trail network.

Important Information

  • This trail has a seasonal closure.  Click here for a map of the GSKA winter closure.
  • This trail is located on USGS quad maps for Jackson, 7.5 minute.
  • Always check the posted information at the kiosks for maps, updated material on forest regulations and closures.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Call Tim Farris, Trail Supervisor @ 307-739-5414 for current trail conditions.

General Information



Hidden Ranch Access- Follow Highway 189 south past the Maverick gas station and take a left onto Stellaria Ln and go over the bridge into Hidden Ranch.  Take a left and follow the road up till you see the access for the bike path.  Parking is extremely limited here so it is not the best access.  Flat Cr Bridge Access-  There are two ways to get to the Flat Cr bridge.  Follow Highway 189 south and turn left onto Powderhorn Ln.  Either follow this straight down and take a right onto Crabtree Ln and park at the pathway entrance, again parking is limited, or take a left on Maple Ln near the post office and then a right onto Elkhorn Dr and park at the entrance to the pathway.  Follow the pathway until crossing the bridge and the Josies Ridge Trail begins at the kiosk.


Mountain Biking

Day Hiking