Lemonade Peak Trail #555


Lemonade Peak and Pierce Trail Junction

Description: This 3.3 mile single track secondary trail accesses Lemonade Peak and Trail 8 Coeur d’Alene Divide. Some of the very best wildflower displays are found atop this ridge in Early June, and it is the wildflowers that are the primary attraction of this trail. Climbing gradually from the southern trailhead, Trail 555 passes though clusters of bear grass, lupine, penstemon, Indian paintbrush, and camas, as it approaches the old lookout site on top of Lemonade Peak. Fantastic views of the St. Joe Baldy area and of the entire Big Creek drainage also add to the appeal of this trail. When Lemonade Peak Trail intersects the private property in the north, it takes some reconnaissance to find Trail 8 but it can be done.


Approximate travel time from Avery to Trail 555 Lemonade Peak Trailhead at the end of Road 748 is 1 hour 20.

• From Avery drive downriver on Forest Highway 50 for 22.6 miles to the cut-off to Calder.

• Turn right on the cut-off to Calder and drive north 0.4 mile to the town of Calder.

• Turn right at Calder onto the North Side County Road 347 and drive upriver 0.4 mile to the junction wit Road 748.

• Turn left onto Road 748 and drive 10.2 miles the end of the road and the Trail 555 Lemonade Peak Trailhead.



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See St. Joe RD Motor Vehicle Use Map.  Open to motorcycles only.

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