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With only two days until the solar eclipse, consider heading to Wyoming! In light (or lack thereof) the event, AllTrails has created a list of WY's best eclipse-viewing spots. Six WY State parks/historic sites, including Grand Teton National Park, fall in the path of totality. Nestled in a Teton background, spectators who venture to the park will experience the moon’s shadow racing towards them as the sun disappears among fleeting rays of pink and silver. . In Casper, The Astronomical League is holding its annual convention—that means there will be experts on hand to educate and provide insight on the astronomical phenomenon. Further East, the Gros Ventre Wilderness and Wind River Range boast some of the best hiking and backpacking in the country and are ideal for those who want to escape the crowds in the vast backcountry. With ample public land access, the lowest light pollution in the country, and eclipse celebrations galore—WY seems like the ideal place to be on August 21.

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20 hours ago

Love this hike... close to home and beautiful scenery. I hike it several times in the summer months.

Overall great hike but to many people. It’s the most popular trail in GTNP so it’s expected and worth the views of Hidden Falls. Make sure you stop in on Moses Ponds Trail! We were able to watch a bull moose feed from the pond up close but keep your distance.

Nice trail the views were alright. Mostly incline. some people on the trail stated it was more difficult than they expected it would be. I thought it was easy. Maybe difficult for people who new hikers. There were 2 mooses on the trail and falling rocks which almost hit us if we didnt hear the crashing sound. However i recommend this.

great hike! a lot of variety and awesome views. went today and there were more waterfalls than I could count.

Not much incline beautiful views of the mountains and rivers

Hiked this in late May this year. The weather was overcast, 40s-50s, and we were comfortable in just 2 layers. The Jenny Lake portion was nice, relatively level, with some fabulous views. We didn't see another person on the trail until we got to Hidden Falls. That portion was easily passable with scattered snow.

Once we started on the portion of the hike until to cascade canyon most of the trail was snow-covered. At 9a it was quite difficult to find the trail in the rain and fog. In fact, in one area there was no trail and we only reconnected with the formal trail after ~1/2 mile. A compass and map are a must this time of year.

We walked ~midway down the canyon, before turning around. The snow / fog between the mountains was beautiful. If you are considering an early spring hike: Be prepared for deep snow well into June. I wouldn't recommend this hike (at least at this time of year), if you aren't in good shape. Also, if you aren't comfortable crossing snowfields or slush I wouldn't recommend it as early in the year as we went. However, early in the year it was a unique experience and the trails were empty. Over the course of our 8 mile hike we say a total of ~15 people.

One last FYI: The ranger I spoke with before we set out didn't give me accurate information regarding snow depth. We were told the snow was still hip deep. We decided to risk it, and the snow was knee deep at worst in most spots.

Beautiful hike!!

trail running
4 days ago

trail ran it and accidentally missed a turn and had to loop String Lake, which made the whole trip about 11 miles. pretty sweet trail with some awesome land and water features. "easy" is probably accurate--anyone in normal health could manage the inclines, which are not always completely accessible, but definitely not beyond what you'd expect and hope for. no bears seen, but did see moose and her child. only issue I had was black-topped parts near parking lots, not because it compromised authenticity, as one might argue, but because I was trail running and hitting black top wasn't cool. would definitely do again.

One of the best hikes I ever did. Great view of mount Owen throughout all the trail. If you can I suggest to take a boat across the Jenny lake since it significantly shortens the distance (hike around the lake is 2.5 miles and i did it only on the way back). I did the hike in June and trail was prepared very well. Definitely worth trying!

Beautiful hike next to the lake the whole time. The climb is mostly going in, so coming out was easier and a relief. Go early in the day in summer - the parking lot was full in the late morning.

On Tuesday we took the boat across Jenny lake (what a cool ride) We hiked up to Cascade Canyon via the Jenny Lake connector (Horse trail).
The trail was pretty much up hill until you reach the canyon, for most of the climb you’re in the forest. As you leave the shade the trail becomes quite rocky before leveling out right before the canyon. We played in the snow before crossing a stream, We hiked in the canyon alongside the creek for a while, then found a good spot to eat lunch then hiked back down. We encountered some awesome Yellow Bellied Marmots, a Pika butterflies and ravens. Others reported black bears and a moose. The forest, the views and the canyon were awesome.

6 days ago

Some of the most spectacular hiking scenery I’ve experienced. Saw moose, a bear, deer, lots of marmots. Feel like this trail could be classed as Moderate, all the elevation happens in that first mile and it’s not too strenuous. The loop via Hidden Falls shown on this AllTrails route is currently closed while they develop the area, but you can still access those areas by first returning to the boat dock.

6 days ago

Great hike that offers amazing views of the Tetons and overlooks the alaska basin. Hiked 6-16-2018 and still had a fair amount of snow at the 9000' line, even got treated with a bit of a snowstorm before the sun gave way at the top. Normally nice to go up face trail and down huckleberry but it looked a bit snowy and hard to navigate down in the bowl leading up from the huckleberry trail.

Loved everything about this. The first half mile is tough (and it’s tough as the last half mile too going down)! We hiked it without snow shoes which would have been nice getting to Lake Solitude. We stopped a mile short to save our energy for the trek back down. There is a beautiful canyon there too that is worth the extra mile after the fork!! The trail itself is well traveled and maintained and very clear so it’d be hard to get yourself off-course.

This trail is an absolute stunner. All the uphill is right up front and really only lasts half an hour. You are then rewarded by a consistent view of the Tetons from under their shadow. There is plenty of wildlife - we saw a mama moose and her calf as well as plenty of marmot. We hiked to the fork and back. Pro tip: if you want to do this hike go EARLY as it is next to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point. Plenty of people had their kids or were hiking in inappropriate footwear. The path is well trodden, and it’s understandable with the views and the proximity to some places that don’t take a lot of effort to get to. If you are going to continue on to Solitude Lake plan to take the boat there or back.

All the work is early, then it’s a gentle, sloping climb through the canyon with Tetons towering all around you. Moose, deer, pika and fresh bear scat all around. We took the boat across Jenny Lake later in the afternoon and choose to add the 3.2 return miles from the original trailhead. Had the trail to ourselves (a refreshing change from the climb in). We spent around 7 hours on trail (12+ miles) with a long sit and coffee at the apex of the canyon. Remember: the final shuttle stop is at 7p (June 2018).

*Only a ‘4’ because we had higher hopes from all the reviews.

9 days ago

Very beautiful spot! You will have to pay 35$ to get into the park but the pass is good for 7 days! Also if you want to take the boat across the river is it 15$ or you can hike around it which was great! A ton of tourists so I would highly recommend venturing on your own! Definitely bring bear mace to be safe! Highly recommend!

I’ve hiked this trail for the past 30 years. One of my favorites.

11 days ago

Beautiful trail! Incredible views of the lake with the Tetons in the background. The upper left quadrant of the traditional trail is closed for renovation so there is an alternate route higher in the mountain that adds a bit more difficulty and elevation gain. We hiked counter clockwise to avoid the congestion on the other side and it also provided us great views of the lake and Tetons at the beginning of the hike. However, it did make the end of the hike more difficult. All in all, great hike to get started in Tetons!

Just spectacular. Some of the best views ever - wildlife spotted every time on this trail.

Stunning trail, especially early in the morning when the lake is calm and the reflection is clear. Very crowded if you go later in the day.

This is an outstanding trail. We hiked around Jenny Lake, then up 3-4 miles into the canyon. We saw two moose, several deer, and a fresh grizzly track. The first part of the trail is very steep, but once you enter the canyon it levels out with amazing panoramic views of the surrounding peaks.

14 days ago

One of my top trails ever. Went in early June and water was really flowing- saw multiple falls with trail culminating with a great view of wind cave. Take bear spray. This one can’t be missed.

14 days ago

This was so fun for our family! Very enjoyable and beautiful!

This is s great trail !! It is awesome in spring, summer, fall but it gets difficult and dangerous in the winter !! This is not an easy trail !!

Incredible variety of views and experiences. Lake, river, THE mountain, waterfalls. On the west side of the lake, the lower trail is closed so you'll have to do some climbing to get to the higher route. This is a must do trail if you're visiting this park.

16 days ago

Attempted to hike up to Lake Solitude via Cascade Canyon last week. Ended up setting up camp about a mile shy of the lake because it was starting to get dark and cloudy and I was tired of hiking in the snow/trail finding. Woke up to ice and wind in the AM and didn't make it to the lake, just hiked out. Incredible views, will absolutely be back to do the full Cascade Canyon/Paintbrush Pass loop when more snow melts.

19 days ago

Beautiful scenic hike throughout. Moderately trafficked, you’ll find yourself crossing paths with other individuals along the way. Take some time to get down by the water or step out along the lookouts to take in the breathtaking views.

on Titcomb Basin Trail

20 days ago

Even with all the crowds it’s worth going once. Great views and easy well marked trail. Wish this was a foot travel only area and no stock animals.

22 days ago

Lovely hike with the dogs. Nice trails, as challenging as you want. Well maintained. Many benches and picnic tables, even in unexpected areas. Great views. Very peaceful. A great hike. Thanks Rotary Club!!

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