Hike to the top of Mount Josephine

Mount Josephine Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by Allison Herreid

A short but slightly strenuous hike to the top of Mount Josephine leading to incredible views of Lake Superior.

To get to the trailhead coming from Grand Marais, drive northeast on highway 61 until you come to Grand Portage Village. Turn right onto Store Rd (73) and continue straight until you come to a T (Mile Creek Rd/17). Turn left and continue straight on Upper Rd until you come to a small parking lot on the left side of the road. There will be a small sign that reads 'Mount Josephine.' 

The trail begins following a ATV road running parallel to Upper Rd. After about a half mile, you will come to a sign where the trail turns left and begins climbing. You will reach the top after about a mile and be rewarded with views of Lake Superior, Wauswaugoning Bay, Pigeon Point, the Susie Islands and Isle Royale. Lots of rocky outcrops provide a nice place to enjoy a lunch before heading back down to your car. Be sure to check out the High Falls of the Pigeon River if you're in the area! 


3 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

700 ft Gain




Photography, Hiking


Nearby Lodging

Thunder Bay KOA

199 Spruce River Road, Canada

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Wonderful View

A fun quick, but steep, hike. Well worth your time.

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