Josephine Lake Trail #296

  

Photo show Josephine Stewart and her family in 1905.

The Josephine Lake Trail is 0.7 miles long. The trail winds along the mountainside past a small lake to the left. Continue over the next rise and you'll see a beautiful 13 acre lake tucked in a granite cirque. The nearby drainage burned in the 1994 fires, but the surrounding area is still very scenic. This route is designated non-motorized.

The Lake is named after Josephine Stewart who in 1905 went into labor while gem hunting at the lake with her husband. They made a successful return trip to New Meadows where baby Alvin Stewart was born in their home! Photo: Josephine and her family in 1905.

 

Josephine Lake Trail Recreation Opportunity Guide PDF

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Reference the Interactive Trail Map for current maintenance status. 
Closest Towns: McCall, ID
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Non-motorized Trail

General Information

Directions:

Travel north from McCall on Warren Wagon Road past Upper Payette Lake. Descend about three miles north of Secesh Summit and turn left on Forest Road #316. The trailhead is located at the end of this steep, rough gravel road.


Activities


Hiking

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Day Hiking

Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
0.7 miles

  Elevation : 
7425 - 7130

 



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