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

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

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