St. Joe Mountains


The St. Joe Mountains run east-west, sandwiched between the South Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River to the north and the St. Joe River to the south. To the west they are bordered by Lake Coeur d’Alene and the Palouse, and the eastern demarcation is the Bitterroot Mountains. The St. Joe Mountains are part of the Bitterroot Range.

PhotoTrailRatingDifficultyDistanceDurationElevation GainHigh PointLow PointTypeFeaturesStatusAdministrationFees and PermitsMapsOpen ToSeasonTrail#Resources
Lemonade Peak Loop3.4 / 5More Difficult27.2 mi10:59 h6,884 ft5,659 ft2,428 ft
  • Loop
  • Meadow
  • Mountain
  • National Recreation Trail
  • St. Joe National Forest
  • None required
  • Calder
  • Marble Creek
  • Polaris Peak
  • Masonia
  • Hikers
  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Mountain Bikers
  • May – October8, 44, 252, 555, 563
  • Big Creek trail system
  • Pulaski Tunnel2.4 / 5Moderate3.9 mi 1:17 h713 ft3,671 ft2,895 ft
  • Out-and-back
  • Structure
  • National Register of Historic Places
  • Coeur d’Alene National Forest
  • None required
  • Wallace
  • Hikers
  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Year-around