Explore the most popular River 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.

This is a beautiful hike right now (mid sept). Great colors that will only get better in a few weeks. The waterfall is second behind the beautiful peaks in the background.

well worth drive for a picture. close to airport so easy to do on way out.

hiking
23 hours ago

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

pretty, easy hike which is near airport. good one to do if you get in late and want to hit a quick hike. recommend continuing through the clearing and across a small stream through the dry riverbed toward the tree line to reach snake river so you can see all of the tetons

hiking
1 day ago

decent hike. pretty crowded but not overrun. recommend going clockwise (left) from visitors center if in mixed group that way those who don't want to complete second half (after hidden falls + inspiration point) can take ferry back across. second half past inspiration point will take you well north of the lake to cross the water before hitting the other side of the lake (have to go toward string lake parking lot adds an extra mile even without doing the string lake loop). overall fun hike our group enjoyed.

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.

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blowdown
2 days ago

scenic driving
3 days ago

Great place to view wildlife.

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bugs
4 days ago

I did this hike on Sept. 2 2019 and started around 2PM. We went counterclockwise. The hike was ok but what made this hike special was the view of Targgart Lake and the Tetons. Me and my fiancé stopped to have lunch here and dipped our feet in the lake. After lunch we completed the loop. Make sure to stop and look around. We stopped a couple more times and gazed at the Teton range. It was a nice a easy hike.

hiking
4 days ago

I did this hike a week ago on September 1st 2019 and started at 8am. It took us about 4.5 hours. We stopped a lot to view wildlife and the amazing views. I enjoyed it very much and I would recommend it as your first hike at the Tetons. We started at the Jenny Lake Visitor Center and went counterclockwise towards Hidden Falls. (You can take a boat shuttle if you are trying to do more hikes afterwards.) Before getting to Hidden Falls we saw two female moose hanging out at the Moose Pond loop.At Hidden Falls we saw a mama bear with two cubs drinking water. We continued towards Inspiration Point and followed Cascade Canyon then String Lake to connect back with the Jenny Lake Trail. We saw a mama mule deer with three does. There was plenty of wildlife on this hike.

Shame about the weather but great trail

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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).

the trail was nothing special, but the lake is beautiful. Way too crowded to really enjoy it.

Even with some cloud cover, this was an awesome morning sunrise walk. Highly recommend getting there early because some folks were camped with cameras in the best spot and unmoving to let the rest of us in. We just went a bit further and still had beautiful morning color on the mountains.

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.

hiking
6 days ago

We LOVED this trail. We were worried about visibility as it rained quite a bit. When we first got to the park, all of the mountains were boxed in with clouds and fog. We waited the rain out a bit, and we are glad we did. The views were lovely, and the hike was relatively easy. We got off track at one point so it took a bit longer, but we highly recommend this trail!

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

This was easily the most beautiful hike I’ve ever done. The water was amazing, the views of the Tetons were amazing... we didn’t see any bears as other reviews mentioned. We did see some moose at Moose Pond— definitely take the time to veer off the loop trail to the pond (maybe 1 mile).

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.

hiking
9 days ago

nice trail.. did counter clockwise around 10:30 and took 3 hours to complete the loop. If you are interested in wildlife, I would recommend to arrive around sunrise. Will be back again, probably early in the morning to enjoy the wildlife as well.

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

hiking
10 days ago

Nice trail with spectacular views of the Grand Tetons reflecting off the lakes. The hike to Taggart is fairly easy and the hike up to Bradley is steeper. Once you get to Bradley BE SURE TO WALK AROUND THE EAST END OF THE LAKE TO THE BRIDGE! There are numerous places where you can get down to the lake for more spectacular views. I saw so many people get to Bradley, climb the hill to get an obstructed (never the less beautiful) view, then head on. Big mistake!

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rocky
10 days ago

We are middle-aged obese hikers with bad knees. We did the whole loop and for us it was a strenuous hike. The steep elevation change about a third if the way into the hike was almost too much for me. We did the loop in the counter-clockwise direction, which seems to be how most people do the loop. I wonder if it might have been easier going in the clockwise direction, as the elevation change is more gradual. The scenery was stunning and there is a nice variety in vegetation that you travel through. We saw lots of red squirrels, some chipmunks, and what I think were Mountain Chickadees. The first part of the trail (in the counter-clockwise direction) is flat and relatively rock-free until the first bridge. It’s also the most scenic part. You could do that out and back if you want an easy, flat walk.

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