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5 hours ago

Incredible views, definitely worth the challenge. The hike is miss-rated on all trails and should be rated hard. Bring lots of water and solid hiking shoes. Like the reviews say below me, the trail is not well marked, but manageable. Stay to the left of both bolder fields on the way up. The lake is unbelievable though and I'd highly recommend the trail.

9 hours ago

Fantastic views from the top and definitely worth the hike. We took the face trail up and it was intense. Lots of elevation gain quickly and lots of loose gravel that can slow you down. But, beautiful wildflowers and views the whole way. The last thousand or so feet there is a rocky trail that will require a little bit of scrambling but it’s not terribly difficult. Slow and steady wins here. We took the face trail back down again as we had a late start and it is about two miles shorter than huckleberry trail. There’s a nice creek just near the parking lot with icy cold water that you can dip into and cool off. We are pretty experienced hikers and it took us about 6 hours round trip.

If you are in GTNP for a few days, there are plenty of better trails to explore. However, it's flat and easy compared to the rest. Taking the trail around Jenny Lake would be a better option.

2 days ago

Incredible views and well-marked trail. The first and last couple of miles by the lake were pleasant as well. I'd recommend starting as early as possible to beat the rush because the trails get crowded near midday because it seemed more like a freeway than a wilderness hiking trail in the early afternoon (and this wasn't on a weekend). Also, the only think that classifies this hike as "hard" might be the distance as it is technically not difficult to complete, at least now that the snowpack has dwindled from June levels.

Up the face trail (029) and down Huckleberry (024) today with BSA Troop 218. Trail in good shape. Thanks Forest Service for the avalanche clean-up. A lot of good water down Huckleberry for filtering. Still a few tricky water crossings with make-shift bridges made from avalanche debris.
Flowers and plants highest I've seen with this wet Spring. Didn't see any large game, but Table Rock view great as always.

Hiked on 7/10. Absolutely breath taking view. We saw a baby grizzly around 1.5 miles into Cascade Canyon but never saw the mother as we backed away and waited for it to cross the trail. Also saw a moose and marmots. Hike was an easy up hill in which we never needed to stop to catch our breath. Trail was super easy to follow and had a few snow crossings. The snow was packed down and not deep at all but made for some fun as we had just come from Arches National Park. The trail was very lightly trafficked on the way out as it was early in the morning. One other couple up at the lake. Saw more people the last mile on the way back. We took it easy and went slow and spent an hour at the lake. Round trip time was roughly 6 hours. One of our favorite hikes at the park.

Great hike!! Don’t miss it. Moderate uphill for 3 miles and then 1 hard mile to lake. Last mile is tough. Couple trees down. Rock scramble fun. Beautiful lake. Did it with my 10 year old son in 4 hours and 30 minutes. Plan on 4-7 hours round trip depending on fitness.

4 days ago

Amazing hike! I would rate it as hard (at least for this ‘moderate’ hiker) the first part, before you break off the surprise lake trail, is moderate. Nice uphill climb with great views. When you break off to start the journey towards delta lake, it gets tough. Steep with a couple boulder fields to get through. Make sure you wear the right shoes! I recommend a solid pair of hiking boots for this one as you run into snow and steep terrain. Worth the hike though. The view is breathtaking! Can’t wait to try another one in grand Teton!

4 days ago

This is one of my new favorite trails. Hiked 6/24/18. Gorgeous views the whole way... tons of wildflowers. We saw a bunch of marmots and deer. Several people warned us of a bear and cubs on the trail, but we never saw them (thankfully). I would say this trail was moderate until you break off of the Amphitheater Lake trail and get on the less-traveled Delta Lake trail. The boulder fields and uphill climb to get to the lake were very intense. You’re “almost there” for what feels like forever. But man, once you make it, IT’S SO WORTH IT!!!! The color of the lake is unreal. Just incredible. Bring a lot of water and wear good shoes. Enjoy!

This was my favorite day hike! We went in early June and saw a black bear with her 2 cubs, 2 Moose, these amazing birds at the Lilly pond and a marmot family! Pretty easy and spectacular scenery. I didn’t want it to end!

Beautiful! We hiked all the way around the lake and then included this quick little detour. So glad we did!

Awesome trail

Great and easy hike. My family and I use this hike as our acclimation hike on our first day. Great views and great forest trail!

This is a beautiful trail with great views along the way of the mountains, meadows covered in wildflowers, and the lake views most of the way. It’s not full of solitude unless you go early, but we still had some quiet sections. We also went up the Paintbrush Divide trail up to the lower camping zone and passed some lovely rapids enroute. It gets you a bit more elevation so if you want to keep it easier just stay on the String Lake loop. A really nice day hike!

Did this one yesterday.. took face trial to go up and returned through huckleberry trial. Huckleberry trial is still slippery with mud and ice in the last two miles but doable. Just be cautious , take more energy drinks. I am just a causal hiker so it took me lot of time about 5 hours to complete face, its very challenging and damn tough.

We had a great time, walked there and got ferry back as kids were fading from heat at that point. Falls are beautiful.

6 days ago

Incredible trail! The last mile or so is up a boulder field with water running underneath. The lake is cold but feels great to jump in after a hot scramble up the mtn.

This was an incredible hike. The view at the top was breathtaking. I would without a doubt rank this hike as difficult. Bring a lot of water and get ready for an intense uphill climb through the boulder fields before you reach the breathtaking view at the top. Highly recommend!

Fun little trail with a lot of friendly people. Well worth the time spent with the family in a really beautiful place.

It’s a great hike with lots of scenery throughout and the only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars is because when we went the water was too much to get across and actually go into the cave which was our main goal. I’m not sure if it’s because it was raining days before or if the snow was still melting but we could not enter the cave. This was in early July.

Hiked up the Face and down Huckleberry. Trails were terrific. Huckleberry trail was well maintained and the forest service did a great job clearing debris from avalanches this winter.

7 days ago

Great hike. Hiked it counter-clockwise for best views. However, we saw steaming piles of grizzly poop, two large and two smaller. If you look at this thread, one month ago, one grizzly mom and two cubs were seen. Then they closed the trail on the right side a week ago. I can see why. You are definitely entering the home of a grizzly family, so be careful. Carry bear spray. The cubs might now be old enough to be bold and run down to the lake without mama, and you could be caught in the middle. We saw lots of little kids on the hike.

7 days ago

7/7/18 - This is a breathtaking hike. We started at the String Lake Trailhead making the hike somewhere around 16-18 miles round trip. Mile markers showed inconsistent mileage. We started around 11 AM and finished around 7 PM. We saw marmots but no larger wildlife although we saw fresh bear scat on the trail. Carry bear spray. The last 1.5 miles of the trail have snow patches covering the trail. We crossed them without poles or crampons with no issues. The lake is beautiful and full of melting ice. We watched a man swim to an island in the lake as the “crowd” (15 people) cheered for him as he swam through the icy water. The whole hike is peppered with gorgeous views but be careful looking up while walking - you’ll likely trip over a rock.

7 days ago

One of the best scenic hikes we’ve done in the Tetons! Color of the water at the top was aqua and incredible the views cannot be beat. Was pretty difficult I wouldn’t rate it as moderate especially towards the end it is very steep and the trail is not well marked since it is now kept up with the National Park.

Took the Face Trail today. Great hike!

9 days ago

7/5/18 - absolutely amazing! Everything about the hike was beautiful, with views beginning in a denser forest, open up to the canyon, back into the forest and following the creek the entire time. The last 2.5 from the fork up to lake solitude were challenging with several snow crossings. The last ascent was completely snow covered and the lake is just starting to melt - it was absolutely worth it and doable with the right boots and poles.

Wildlife count - countless marmots, 7 moose including a calf, and one young grizzly at the top of the lake. Absolutely need bear spray and stay in a group. The grizzly at the top got within 100 yds of a group of people. There were several other hikers who mentioned 2 other black bears at points on cascade canyon and the stretch to lake solitude.

Was an amazing hike. Well worth the effort. This hike should not be labeled moderate however. Had to hike through two boulder fields and approximately 50 yards of very steep elevation gain at the end of the trail. Stay left of the second boulder field as there is better a better trail there.

Amazing place to hike! The views are amazing!

10 days ago

We did this hike 7/4-7/5. It was PACKED. There were so many families and large groups hiking. It was overall a beautiful hike with lots of wildflowers. We only saw marmots (one that ate my boyfriend’s shoes!), and were hoping to see other wildlife but didn’t. We passed a ranger who checked our backpacking passes and told us a bit about the canyon and Tetons in general. There was no snow to pass over, just avalanche debris which was fairly easy. The river and waterfalls are beautiful. We had a harder time hiking back out to our car, as it was full sun and 85+ degrees outside. Overall a great hike, but would pick a different one next time we’re in the Tetons.

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