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Grand Teton National Park is a United States National Park located in northwestern Wyoming, south of Yellowstone National Park. The park is named after the Grand Teton, which, at 13,770 feet (4,197 m), is the tallest mountain in the Teton Range.The name "Tetons" originally was intended to describe several hills near the town of Arco, Idaho. They were named by a French trapper who thought that they resembled a very specific part of the female body. Many years later the name was mistakenly applied to the mountains of present day Grand Teton National Park due to the poor map-making and map-reading standards of the time.

hiking
20 hours ago

This trail is a must this time of year for plant life and flowers. We took on the trail clockwise around the lake detouring a couple miles up Death Canyon. If you look at the lake a as clock face 6 to I o’clock offer the verity of plant and animal life. The vistas were great. As parking is limited arrive early. The good news less parking equals less people.

The loop part of this map is under construction, so I was a little disappointed by that. the second half walks right along the river :( The trail was a little too crowded for my taste as well. Parking seemed like an issue around noon when I finished

6/17/19. Easy walk starts off with nice views of Jackson Lake. Lots of wildflowers and wildlife. Be prepared for mesquites in the interior portions where the breeze dies down. We detoured from the AllTrails map to Swan Lake. It was beautiful. Covered in water lilies with yellow flowers just beginning to bloom. We also saw swan and other waterfowl. To this point and back would make a good family hike. Continue on for the adventure.

trail running
1 day 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!

It was beautiful and had a great view of the lake and waterfall

Great hike and beautiful full waterfall in mid-June. Busy trail, but everyone was considerate.

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.

6/16/18. This is an awesome trail with abundant wildlife and vistas. My wife and I started on a rainy morning using the boat to cross Jenny Lake to the trail head. The trail starts up a steady incline on a highly trafficked path through the forrest. Then transitioned to an wooded and wildflower covered valley which followed the river up to the the trail junction. We stopped along the way to remove our rain gear and take several pictures. Along the way we encountered a cow moose moose and her calf, several marmots, an elk and several species of birds. It took us an hour and a half to reach the junction where we ate lunch.

If you are into a little more hiking, I encourage you to continue on to at least the first foot bridge. The view of the mountains is spectacular, combined with the river and the wildflowers it is perfect and compares to hikes in Glacier National Park. At the second footbridge we encountered more patchy snow. As we continued up the trail the snow increased and the trail disappeared. The overall direction of the trail is obvious as you are heading up a valley with a river to one side and steep mountains to either side. However, finding the exact trail took a little work.

If you elect to continue up to Solitude Lake in the next few weeks, take caution, and your time. I suggest good boots, and poles. The snow is from several inches to several feet. Before you start download the AllTrails map and or have GPS. We had both. We found this to be helpful to stay on the trail as we found maybe a dozen tracks in the snow leading in several directions. Note, we found the markings in the trees to be sparse. Because of the snow, I would rate the final portion of this trail to be hard.

We made the lake in approximately 4 hours from the boat dock. The lake was 90% frozen. At the lake my wife and I and one other hiker we met along the final 1/4 mile, congratulated each other and shared a snack. We took a few pictures and headed back. My opinion on the lake, wait until it starts to thaw and the trail opens up. It’s was awesome but the last push was steep and very slippery with us occasionally dropping to our hip in snow.

We quickly ascended as frankly we did not want to miss the last ferry across the lake and add three miles to this 17 mile hike. While this trail is an out and back, the vistas, abundant wildlife and flowers keep this trail a 5 star in both directions. We stopped several times to take pictures and an extended time to give first aid to fallen hiker. In all the assent took another three and one half hours from the lake. We made the ferry, loosened our boots and reflected on a great day.

I highly recommend this hike as it was one of the most amazingly beautiful hikes I have taken.

We loved this hike. As you leave the forest portion of the hike, be sure to take time to enjoy the valley views. The final climb of bouldering/tree hopping is steeper then some might feel comfortable completing (especially on the descent), but the lake is incredible (and cold - take an icy dip) and there are plenty of places to peel around the water’s edge to gain your own slice of Delta privacy. Also, we spotted a young black bear as we dropped back down into the tree line (not interested, much less aggressive).

hiking
3 days ago

Wonderful hike! We did the Bradley-Taggert Trail (counterclockwise was a perfect recommendation!) and it was beautiful. Wildflowers galore, overlooks, forests, meadows, lakes and streams. Few people due to threat of rain made it more peaceful. Highly recommended!!!

Beautiful view of the Teton’s...

We hiked the loop and out and back to Huckleberry point on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. It had rained the night before yet the trail was in great condition. Beautiful trail with ups and downs through the forest and skirting Phelps lake with stunning views of the Tetons. Park at Rockefeller Preserve, great visitor center and amenities:

hiking
3 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.

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.

The path to Inspiration Point that connects to the CascadeCanyon trail is currently closed. The falls are spectacular!! Hike on the trail uphill from there for an amazing overlook!!

6-16-18
Excellent hike. With a great view of the Tetons range from the west. Would highly recommend continuing to go straight when you run into a river bed. The trail is designed to go right and head north east but heading to the western south tip of the butte is amazing, which is what I have only done on this hike. The hike is difficult with multiple steep sections but has no technical sections. WARNING. If you do decide to take the western route I have only trail blazed off the southern ridge straight down. Which is amazing but could present unintentionally hazard to any personal .

A great blend on this easy/relaxing trail - forest, prairies, views, lake, wildlife, Teton views - highly recommend!

We hiked this on June 14th. Awesome hike! Both lakes are still froze over and the last mile you will be hiking through 5 ft of snow. You can make it, but trek lightly to snow on top of the snow pack. We hiked from Taggart Lake trail head. 15 mile round trip and it took us 6.5 hrs. Happy Trails!

Great views of the Tetons

Crowded but worthwhile. The main traffic thinned out after .5 mile or so. Tons of fish and a swan. Easy strolling. .

hiking
5 days ago

Excellent trail with incredible views! Not strenuous and well worth it. We were treated this afternoon to a bear killing a baby deer or elk right on the trail. It was amazing to witness in person, a little scary, but definitely incredible to witness.

A few notes on our hike today: 1) the internet makes a lot of talk about bears on this trail which almost dissuaded us from doing it. The only bears I saw were the delicious gummy bears from my pack. That said, we did pass bear dens/scat, but all old. Maybe we came close to some, but definitely scared them off by talking and singing. 2) We met a ranger out on the trail who was the second best view of the day. We actually met multiple rangers along the trail which made us all feel very safe. 3) The road is real bumpy up to the trailhead- my companion got real nauseated so we parked and hiked half a mile to the trailhead. 4) the hike to Phelps Lake overlook is not strenuous and is a gradual uphill to a beautiful view of the lake. The trail then continues on downhill, then another gradual climb back up into the canyon 5) it is currently June 14 as I write this, and we encountered snow blocking the trail. Our handsome ranger friend mentioned above helped us cross, but it’s a little nerve racking as if you slip you are going down an entire mountain. We grabbed sticks for balance since we didn’t have poles, but I recommend poles. 6) Beyond the snow pass is absolutely crazy beautiful and well worth the 1.5 mile uphill to the cabin. 7) We saw plenty of marmot, but literally no other wildlife which was fine by us. 8) the uphill back up to Phelps Lake is probably what gets this hike the moderate rating given the incline. Definitely a workout! 9) We encountered very few people on the trail. Given our fear of bears, we were relieved to see other humans (that’s how infrequently we encountered people). But if you want a solitary hike this is the one! The Phelps Lake trail was definitely crowded by midday, but most were headed down to the lake and not into the canyon. Enjoy! And Ranger Justin if you are reading this my number is...

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.

snowshoeing
6 days ago

We went end of March and loved it. Really could not do it without snow shoes. So be prepared. :)

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.

The hike was absolutely beautiful! Once we got to the “unmaintained” portion of the trail, I will say, it’s not for everyone. Personally we loved having to climb over fallen trees, rock fields, and walking through some snow. Best hiked first thing in the morning! Definitely bring bear spray, tons of water, and good shoes! The view is worth it all!

This trail is less popular than the others in its category (Jenny, Taggart, Bradley) but offers a quiet, peaceful, and serene hike through various terrains. My group had various ages (25yrs old to 60yrs old) and all enjoyed and were comfortable. I would recommend hiking the lake counter clockwise for the best views. The lake is beautiful and the streams are great lunch spots. I would highly recommend as a moderate day hike for the occasional hiker.

Good hike. Not too tough with great view of Phelps Lake.

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