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Nice walk around Jenny lake with pretty falls. Saw a few chi monks and a marmot.

Beautiful trail and easy but it was long. We went right to start the loop portion of the trail. After we reached hermitage point we walked about a mile/mile in a half and saw a bear and two cubs about 30 yards off the trail. We had to turn around due to the bear being too close to the trail. Had to back track which added on some miles but over all the trail was worth it. Breathtaking views. One tip: wear bug spray

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.

Got here at 5:30 a.m. to start my hike. Walked Bradley and Taggart trail, didn't see another person until reaching the trail head. Very peaceful, seen a couple of mule deer, one had a fawn!

2 days ago

What an epic hike! Completed on 6/21. It was quite an adventure going off the maintained trail (Amphitheater lake trail). The trail is at first easy to follow, but once reaching the first boulder field, it is easy to get off track. There are many routes across the boulder field, but do not be tempted to go left of it. Cross it using your best judgement to route-find, then find the trail that skirts up the far side. There was lots of post-holing above 8700ft once the sun warmed the remaining snow, but there were no snow crossings longer than 50-60ft. I believe the hike was made easier for us by the snow covering the higher boulder fields. My best advice is to be ready to make decisions as it is not always obvious.
I agree with others that this hike is not for everyone, but does give the most unbelievable view of Grand. By far the best day hike I have ever completed.

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

This is probably a great hike for the late summer when all of the snow pack is gone and the lake is not frozen over. As of June 20, 2018, the last 2.3 miles of the trail was mostly deep snow and the lake was frozen over except some of the edges. Unless you have run out of hikes in the area, skip this one until later in the season. We've experienced better hikes in GT NP. We did see a couple of moose 1/2 mile from the boat dock. A few minutes after we passed through, a black bear was on the trail just six feet from some hikers.

Easy hike. 50s and raining when we went. In late May there was snow on the trail in only a few locations. Pretty quiet this time of year. We only saw three other groups of people over the ~5 miles. Great views of Taggert and Bradley lakes.

One of the best parts of going this time of year was the melting snow made the streams more like rapids.

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.

4 days 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
5 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!

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).

6 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:

7 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!!

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!

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