Mount Josephine

Hovland, Minnesota 55606

Mount Josephine

Mount Josephine Professional Review and Guide

"A steep, strenuous hike up the mountain, which is at the base of Hat point, leading to a panorama of lake Superior and the islands off Pigeon Point. This rugged, somewhat obscure climb up Mount Josephine, lies within the Grand Portage Indian Reservation. Perhaps, it’s overshadowed by either the nearby national monument or the notoriety of the Witch Tree (which is now closed to visitors).

Nevertheless, Mount Josephine offers vistas like nowhere else along the North Shore, with the view down the narrow peninsula of Hat Point and the chain of islands lying off Pigeon Point. Mount Josephine is named after Josephine Godfrey, who climbed the peak in the summer of 1853 in what must have been at that time a true expedition to the remote outreaches of Minnesota. Special attractions: Big view of Lake Superior and islands off the coast."