Devoto Grove Picnic Area & Trailhead

Only 12 miles from the Montana border in northeastern Idaho along the Northwest Passage Scenic Byway and All American Road (US Highway 12), visitors can enjoy a break from their travels by taking a stroll on down this accessible interpretive trail and memorial to Bernard DeVoto: a conservationist and historian of the American west.  The Devoto Grove Picnic Area and Trailhead offers visitors 2 loops through stands of ancient western red cedar trees (some over 2000 years old!), views of the Lochsa River, picnicking and a chance to take a walk back in time--come and take a look for yourself and experience what it was that Mr. Devoto found so magical about this place.

The trail on the south side of the highway is a paved, wheelchair accessible path.

At a Glance

Fees: No Fee.
Best Season: Summer, Fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Closed during winter
Closest Towns: Lolo, MT
Water: Drinking water is not provided.
Restroom: 1 vault toilet
Operated By: US Forest Service
Information Center: Lochsa/Powell Ranger District, 208-942-3113

Recreation Map

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Day Hiking

This area consists of two short interpretive loop trails.  The loop on the south side of the highway is paved and accessible.

Interpretive Areas

There are several interpretive signs about DeVoto, the expedition, and the forest.


Two picninc sites are provided.

Scenic Driving

Located at mile post 165 along the famous Northwest Passage Scenic Byway and All American Road (US Highway 12).

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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