ElevationAscent: 104' 32 m
Descent: -7' -2 m
High: 4,992' 1,521 m
Low: 4,888' 1,490 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 15% (8°)
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“A raised trail along the head of a beautiful lake with great views and a chance to see moose.”— Jake Bramante
Family Friendly An easy and level route that can be paired with a boat ride, which will excite visitors of all ages.
As you approach the creek, you drop down to a nice trail through the trees, but still close to the lake, then out through the low growing plants to a bridge over the creek. This section gives you incredible views up the drainage to the mighty peaks made of vertical rock and snow.
Once across, you can take the level North Shore Lake Josephine Trail around the lake or continue on the trail as it climbs up to the Grinnell Glacier Trail.
This content was created by Jake Bramante of Hike 734. Visit hike734.com for more expert Glacier content and maps that help you decide which trail to hike.
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