Explore the most popular Camping trails in Grand Teton National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
23 hours ago

Great hike up. Did the upper loop, lower was closed. No animals. Very crowded at the falls.

hiking
1 day ago

beautiful, easy hike. mostly level. saw 2 bears, a few moose. ate lunch on the beach past the campsites. huckleberry point is a must. enjoyable hike for all takers.

Wonderful hike on a lovely day. Far from strenuous. Wonderful views of the series of lakes with the Grand Tetons forming a breathtaking backdrop. Wouldn't have missed it for the world. Took me approx four and half hours with plenty of stops. Well worth pushing on to get to the end at Taggart Lake.

hiking
4 days ago

Simple walk thru part of village. Cool amphitheater there.

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rocky
5 days ago

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closed
5 days ago

We did this as a lark passing through the park on Labor Day. The lower trail is closed for recovery it seems. The hiking traffic is therefore completely diverted to the upper trail and it was crowded. It is on the more moderate side of easy as the base elevation is high. But many families were on the trail and some three generation families succeeded in going the distance. The views of the lake and across the distant meadow are lovely. The Falls were extremely crowded as they can be accessed by a short walk up from the shuttle dock. It was not a serene experience. We took the boat shuttle back just to find a quieter place. This is a nice option for hikers who might not have time to do the out and back (loop not possible now with the lower trail closed).

Amazing trail ! Just total beauty from beginning to end. I didn’t do the boat ride, I just parked at a “boat launch “ trailhead about 1.5 miles away and walked to the canyon. Saw pikas , a deer family , lots of awesome bugs. One of the nicest hikes I’ve done , I smiled the whole way.

Gorgeous! But - once you get to the "end" of this trail where it forks left or right, you MUST continue right on the trail to Solitude Lake because that is by far the best part! The fork is a great place to stop for lunch to fuel you for the next leg of the trail. You don't have to go all the way to Solitude Lake, just get into the canyon because it is so amazingly beautiful. It's quite a haul up the canyon, but completely worth it. Once you get into the canyon you'll see what I mean, and you'll be able to tell once you get to the point where you've seen everything you are going to see, and don't need to continue all the way to Solitude Lake if you're feeling tired (we sure were). Also helpful to note - you can park at Jenny Lake and take the boat shuttle (bring cash) across the lake to cut off a few miles each way. We only took the boat shuttle on the way back because it didn't start running early enough in the morning, but were glad to cut off a few miles on the return.

Had so much fun; so rare to find a hike like this that’s so easy but with such high return in the form of beautiful views. Lots of people were swimming in the lake but it was too cold for me. 1 bear sighting in the distance. We went on a Saturday morning and arrived at the trailhead at 10:40 (I know I know, but I *had* to check out a particular French bakery in Jackson first!) We ended waiting til 11:15 to get a parking spot. (NPS rangers were there ensuring order and preventing people from making up parking spots so there really wasn’t any way around the wait at that point). So go early or go late! (We returned to our car around 3pm and there wasn’t a wait anymore). The parking was really the hardest part of this hike. :) good tree cover, I didn’t need sunscreen. No issues with mosquitoes either. Such a magical place.

hiking
7 days ago

This trail is beautiful! We did the Lake Creek Trail to the lake, and the Woodland Trail back. I would say this section of the trail was easy, not moderate. We saw a deer and a black bear!

hiking
7 days ago

Awesome!!! Hiked with my wife and she is not the most experienced hiker. She loved it!!

hiking
7 days ago

Lower path unavailable because of trail renovation 9-7-19

Great hike. Took the ferry across Jenny Lake. All of the elevation at the beginning of the hike. Trail goes past Hidden Falls & Inspiration Point. Not a super hard hike, but not easy either. Saw a bull moose grazing maybe 20 yards off the trail. Great scenery.

hiking
8 days ago

Did this yesterday with a trip up to the Overlook which I recommend. That is the only section with elevation and even this is not much. Nice “off day” hike with several spots to stop for lunch and enjoy the views.

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off trail
rocky
scramble
9 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

Just finished our hike. Started at the top of the mountain at Tram drop off, hiked to Death Canyon shelf for the first night. Hiked over Meek pass and Hurricane Pass the second day. Camped at bottom of South Fork Cascade Canyon on the second night. Third day, hiked up North Fork Cascade Canyon to Lake Solitude, over Paintbrush Divide and camped at Holly Lake for the 3rd night. 4th day hiked out to String Lake parking lot. Weather was incredible, sunny with highs in the 70’s, night time lows in the 40’s. When folks say this is the best backpacking trip in the lower 48, I’d say I believe it. We saw coyote, mule deer, moose, black bear, and mountain goat. It is challenging! Had to hike over some snow in Paintbrush Canyon, trekking poles were good enough to make it across. My wife and I had the time of our lives!

hiking
10 days ago

Just posted our Trip Videos of the TCT last month. Amazing hike, check em out. https://youtu.be/cyH4ODXSr88 https://youtu.be/kLaof_BHyaQ

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off trail
rocky
scramble
10 days ago

I started about 3:30 AM I made it to the ridge by sun rise at around 5:30-6. The route is easy up until you get to the point where there is a mile or so scree field (it was also still dark and no moon so I used my head lamp most of the time.) Although I stayed more right and bipassed the glacier on my left. I took a short cut and free climbed (5.6-5.7 I don’t recommend this) about 30-40 feet with 2-3 pitches to get on the Middle Tetons ridge. This is definitely a class 3-4 climb, but soo much fun. I made it to the top around 7:45 ish. The down climbing kinda sucked, but down climbing is never fun. Getting down took me longer than getting up the last 1,000 feet of elevation. I took me a total of about 8 hours and 15.6 miles. Again I don’t think I took the correct route up. Oops...

Pack a light backpack and go fast! We did it in 9 hours, with a decent lunch break and two significant rests clockwise. The Cascade up to Solitude is fast and smooth due to the great quality of the trail. After Solitude and especially after the Divide, things get more wild. Even though you're on a trail, there's some scree on the highest part of the Paintbrush canyon. The rest of Paintbrush just has a wilder feel to it, and not as cozily maintained as Cascade. All in all, a classic hike!

hiking
11 days ago

Got there at 08.00. From today the ferry starts at 10.00 and the last ferry out is 16.00, so we had to walk round the lake. We wore solid trainers that were totally adequate for the trail. Got to the fork at the end of the trail but due to the unexpected addition at the start did not go to Solitude. 6 hours trip with the ferry back. Only a few hikers on the way up, but on the return it became busy especially around Inspiration Point to the ferry that was very busy. Overall a nice hike with the main effort at the start. A bit repetitive along the canyon trail but saw a bull moose at very close quarters, pika, chipmunk, & a river otter (we think). Saw young families through to seniors and returning overnight campers.

hiking
11 days ago

We continued from Inspiration Point for only about a mile and half... so much worth it! Not difficult at all and would highly recommend.

hiking
11 days ago

Hiked on September 3. Didn’t have enough time to go all the way to the fork, so we ended up turning around about 2.5 miles from the boat dock. Beautiful hike, particularly when it opens up and you get a full view of the canyon (there are a couple of paces where this happens, one about 1.7 miles from boat dock and another right at 2.5 miles. Saw a huge moose in Cascade Canyon. For anyone going with kids, I was part of a large group that included a few 5, 6, and 7 year olds. They all made it to Inspiration Point and turned around there, although that is where most of the elevation gain occurs, so I think they probably could have gone a bit further.

hiking
12 days ago

Aug 23, Great hike. Lots of flowers in the North Fork.

The route shown here is the southwest couloir, not the glacier route. Also the route shown here doesn't make it to the summit. The glacier route is accessed via the north fork of garnet canyon, not the south as shown here.

hiking
12 days ago

Loved this hike! Its not too difficult, except that it’s long. It’s about 14 miles from the Jenny Lake boat dock, which is no joke! Also you’ve gotta go all the way because Lake Solitude is incredible and makes the whole hike worth it!! Having lunch at the lake was one of the highlights of Jackson Hole. We saw one moose and lots of chipmunks. Gotta keep your eyes peeled!

hiking
13 days ago

Not hike, easy walk, shade, look out to the lake. Nice for relaxing. Also good for young children.

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