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5 hours ago

One of my all time favorite hikes!!!!

hiking
23 hours ago

Easy walk with rewarding vistas.

backpacking
1 day ago

Beautiful trail!! We did is as part of a two-day backpacking trip. Our first day we went up Granite Canyon trail and stayed at a campground after we found the fork leading to Mt. Hunt Divide. There was lots of water access along this trail, so water wasn't an issue (as long as you have a filter). Their designated campgrounds look like they cover a huge area, but there were only 3 or 4 per camping area.

The next morning, we got up and headed up to the Mt. Hunt Divide via Open Canyon Trail. the beginning of the trail was easy, but it gradually got steep and there wasn't much shade and very little water access, so top off before you go up! The wildflowers were still blooming that far up, and they were beautiful! If you take this trail, be prepared to climb over a few a logs, and wear sunscreen. There is very little shade!! But the Divide was incredible, and it was satisfying to stand at 9700 ft. At the Divide, you leave Granite Canyon, and get a fantastic view of Open Canyon. There was still some snow up there, and more flowers. There was not much water access until we got past the switchbacks. The trees and undergrowth were very thick on this end, so there was lots of shade.

We rounded off our trip by taking the Valley Trail to the Granite Canyon Parking Lot. This section was fairly level, but we were tired and it seemed to take forever!

It was a great two-day trip, and we had fun!! Definitely worth the uphill and the elevation.

PS. The campsites are not marked on the map, so be prepared to walk and not know where you're going!! There were only three or four in each designated camping zone, and they were very spaced out. Plan accordingly. ;)

hiking
1 day ago

Very difficult hike, be prepared for the challenge. The view is amazing and totally worth the climb.

hiking
2 days ago

Longer than 6.8 miles and filled with tourists but worth the journey.

on Delta Lake Trail

hiking
2 days ago

I have to disagree with some of the reviews after experiencing this hike. First, there are no signs on the trail that say which direction is Delta Lake. The calculations for trip out and trip back are off. I am guesstimating 10 miles total. There are boulders in a few areas out to the lake that prove to be challenging. Be prepared for rough terrain just passed the beginning of the trail, there’s quite a bit of large rocks. It’s quite the steep incline as well. There is wildlife present, so bring bear spray or something. We ran into a giant moose on our way out. And passed a couple that warned us about a grizzly bear and other significant animals in their short hike. Honestly, if you are an inexperience hiker or do not work out somewhat regularly, this is not your trail.

If you’re looking for a hike with the best view of grand Teton and her lakes then I recommend delta lake over this hike. Me and my girlfriend set out on lupine meadows (the name of the trail head for surprise, Amp, delta, and garnet), but due to it being unmarked, proceeded to surprise and amphitheater instead which are great views! However on the way down we decided to search for the delta trail, and I’m glad we did!
The view at delta was the best by far And is well worth the pretty tough hike up. However it is unmarked and not easy to find unless you know where it is. So this is how is how you find it.

1. follow the signs towards amp. and surprise lakes

2. Once you hit the sign that tells you surprise and amp. are 1.5 and 1.8 miles away you’ll go up the trail until you hit a left turn to continue up the switchbacks of the main trail. At this turn look for a smaller dirt trail to the right that goes off the main trail, this is it!

3. Most of the trail is fairly steep and can be difficult, but if you’re in decent shape you should be fine. There is a dirt trail through most of it, including through the boulder fields, but there is also rock piles in the boulder fields pointing the way, make sure to bring a swim suit!

Absolutely amazing view at the end of the trail.

Strenuous if do the whole trail, but well worth it with varying topography and views.

hiking
2 days ago

I hiked the Alaska Basin Trail in the 1st week of August and the wildflowers were in full bloom, a really gorgeous variety of colors and shapes. Instead of doing the loop I went north on the Teton Crest Trail to the junction with the Cascade Canyon Trail for really spectacular panoramic views of the Tetons. For the return to camp I tried to go down the 3.3-mile trail shown on Alltrails as connecting that junction with a point at the 1-mile mark on the Alaska Basin Trail. I learned the hard way that any trail that may have been there decades ago is no longer maintained or used after the 1st 500' of elevation drop from the high point. This trail should be removed from Alltrails to save others from making the same mistake I made.

first 3 miles are a nice moderate, constant incline. once you depart off the main trail it gets trickier, but still very obvious to follow. honestly, this hike isn't THAT difficult, but i had a 40lb pack on and camping permit, so that weight really added to the difficulty for me as it was my first time backpacking. if you're planning to camp, be aware, there are virtually zero flat spots. there's a ridge where a couple gals were and i found a spot at the far end of the lake to the right... apparently there's a trail there that continues up the canyon, or so said the rangers that came by my little spot. you can refill from lake, but bring a filtration system or boil the water. it can also get extremely windy up there and a storm can appear in an instant since you can't see the weather fronts behind the tetons. just make sure you're prepared. worth every bit of effort, though. small children seemed to have zero issues

I expected a little more difficulty! This is a fantastic trail for those who like to walk around on rocks. Lots of uphill, lots of exploring to do once you reach the lake. Fully enjoyed the boulders. Shorter than I really expected.

By far my favorite hike I’ve ever done! I’ve done it twice (both times in July) once there was heavy snow still at the peak due to heavy snowfall. If you’re in the Jackson hole/ Moose Wyoming area this is a must!
Amphitheater is the perfect place for a lunch time break and a hammock nap before heading back down the mountain!

Nice walk. Beautiful views.

hiking
3 days ago

My first solo hike! Only wildlife I saw was a few chipmunks. Finished the loop in 2.5 hours, so I would rate this trail as easy, not moderate.

hiking
3 days ago

We hiked this trail August 16th. We enjoyed it but we would rate it as Easy. We had to add side trails up Death Canyon to get our heart rate up.

Nice little trail. wildflowers are out. The jumping rock is super fun! The water was extremely clear.

My friends and I did this hike last Sunday (8/12) and were somewhat disappointed with the closures on the trail. Also, the entirety of this hike runs alongside North Rim Drive, which really takes away from the majesty of hiking in the wilderness.

We started this trek around 3 pm and arrived back at our car around 5 pm. Instead of starting at the Upper Falls, like the trail map suggests, we actually began at the Brink of the Lower Falls Trail. This ended up being the highlight of our day, as the views looking back into The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone were absolutely breathtaking!

After making the trek back up to the road, we continued onward to Lookout Point and Grand View. We would have liked to reach Inspiration Point but were met with a closure sign upon arriving at the trailhead, which really put a damper on the day.

We did end up driving along the South Rim Drive to Artist Point, which was a pleasant consolation, even though Inspiration Point provided a higher vantage point and an entire view of the canyon, which we missed out on.

If you’re looking to escape the masses on the road, this is not the trail for you.

I did this hike last Friday (8/10) with two of my best friends and it was absolutely incredible!

We started our trek around 11:30 am and completed it around 4:30 pm. We did spend close to 30 minutes having lunch down by the creek, and probably could have cut off an additional 30 min. if we weren't caught behind some slow-moving "tourists" upon our return to the trailhead.

There are two ways to reach the trail, one of which being taking the ferry across Jenny Lake, which we did, but will run you $15 per person for a round-trip ticket. It runs approximately every 15 minutes. You can also take the 2-mile trail around the perimeter of the lake to reach the trailhead, which we decided against because of the longevity of our hike.

Having said that, after you get to the actual trail for this trek, it is pretty free of families and novice hikers. Most of the elevation gain for this particular hike is in the first mile to mile and a half. And once you reach the end of that gain, the valley opens up and you are surrounded by towering peaks on each side, which is pretty spectacular.

Shortly after the trail opened up we saw a black bear rummaging around in the creek about 20 yards away from where we saw a female moose sunbathing that certainly made our day.

This is a decently challenging hike, primarily because of the 9-miles round-trip and 1,000-feet of elevation gain. However, it is absolutely worth every step, and if I were to return I would make a backpacking adventure out of our next journey, as this trail leads to many other amazing trais when it forks at the end!

Note: The trek outlined in the trail map is currently closed and you will need to take the alternate route to the trail. When you get off the boat dock just head to your right and you will run into the sign for the trailhead on your left, which is about 100 yards down the trail that loops around Jenny Lake.

Hiked on 8/8/2018; Inspiration Point and Hidden Falls were closed due to rockfall threat, but hikers could still access the trail into the valley using the horse route. For us, this trail was a beautiful introduction to the Grand Teton park. We took the Jenny Lake ferry to reach the trailhead on the western side of the lake; just around the first bend of the trail, we found a group of hikers and a ranger excitedly viewing a young black bear foraging in the bushes about 25 yards away (and thankfully moving away from us). Farther up the path, a family taught us how to identify the huckleberries that were growing plentifully by the trail; they were delicious! We saw a moose adult and child drinking and wading in pools in the valley (about 30 yards from the trail). We spotted pika in the boulder fields and plenty of chipmunks and squirrels throughout the hike. This trail offers a delightfully varied landscape, beautiful flowers, and plenty of wildlife to enjoy!

Long story short, my girlfriend wanted to go on a hike and I didn’t want to go on a hike, so we compromised and went on a hike. The first 1.2 miles are steep but over quickly, we made it to the trail marker saying that the fork was 3.3 miles and it was mostly a walk from there. There were three or four water falls on the mountain to the right when you could see through the woods. I got tired about 4 miles in and she lied to me and said there was a vendor selling Gatorade at the end. There was no Gatorade and I did a 9 mile hike.

A little harder than a few hikes classified as hard, but it's totally worth it. I wish we had more time so we could have spent the night here. Something I plan to do during a return visit. Don't forget to bring a hammock!

This is a great day hike for a challenge. It's difficult at times but the reward at the top is well worth the elevation change.

Top 3 best hikes I’ve done! We took a shuttle boat to the trail head. The first mile or so is all uphill and heavily trafficked but once you make it to the canyon it’s a steady hike with amazing views of waterfalls, cascades and the mountain side! We saw a grizzly bear about 30 yards munching on some berries and two moose in the marsh!

Did this hike today. My 4th time!!! It’s as beautiful as ever. Well worth the effort it takes to get there. I would suggest you go very early.

Fantastic trail. If you don't want to pay for the ferry, you can park at String Lake and hike just 1.7 miles to the trailhead, saving 2.2 miles vs the hike from the Jenny Lake trailhead. once you complete the initial switchbacks which are somewhat strenuous, the remainder of the trail is a gradual climb up the canyon. Even if you can't complete the full trail, don't stop at the trail junction at the top of the switchbacks. One further mile into the canyon opens up views and vistas you don't want to miss. I had the luck to see two moose across the creek and encounter zero bears. Do being bear spray and hike in a group.

Well maintained trail with a beautiful view of the Grand Teton Mountain over Taggert Lake. Hiked Aug 2018 with the Denton’s.

Beautiful view, but too difficult for me to hike there.

hiking
7 days ago

Took my family on the Delta Lake hike this morning, me, my wife, My son 15 and daughter 11. It was amazing. We started at 840AM and ended back at the lot at 225 PM with an hour spent at Delta Lake. Word to the wise for parents wanting to bring their kids; this is not for non active children. My 15 year old handled it great. My 11 year old struggled with the switchbacks headed up over the first 3 miles. But she was determined to get to the EPIC destination. The first of the Boulder fields is not extremely difficult. The second boulder field does create some challenges. But taking it slow and methodical and follow the cairns is the best bet. The lake is pristine and everything you expect it to be. And COLD. Both my kids came prepared and took the plunge to a round of applause from the other hikers. Only to promptly exit and ask for their towel they brought!

The way down is slick through the boulder fields. Slow and steady.

GPS showed 7.2 miles RT.

Our only regret was that we did not start sooner to spend more time at Delta Lake. You will want to spend time there.

backpacking
7 days ago

The best!

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