Explore the most popular Rock Climbing 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
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).

hiking
7 days ago

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

hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
9 days ago

hiking
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...

Ment for climbers, this trail still offers alot to the hikers who like the suffer. Be ready for loose rocks/scree, boulder hoping and a wee scramble to reach the saddle (when you're at the caves and think you can see the end, you're mentally halfway in terms of energy output). The majority of the trail is well trodden and easily negotiated. Make it a bigger day by continuing up to the upper saddle but beware of time.

This hike is awesome - I had time for a quick morning hike but didn’t want to battle the crowds of some of the more trafficked trails and this did not disappoint! Caveat: I recommend getting an early start if you want to place to yourself, it was definitely getting busier on my way down. Also I’d recommend two water bottles if you can - the elevation gain is no joke (I’d say I’m pretty in shape but was coming from basically sea level so needed all the water). Lastly, hiking shoes/ankle support is a must as the trail turns to straight rocks at the top and it’s pretty easy to twist an ankle if not paying attention.

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.

As others have mentioned. This is not exactly a “hike”. To make it to the saddle, and then the summit involves multiple boulder fields, scrambling up very steep and loose rocks, crossing a couple snow fields (trekking poles used on this day) and definitely good route finding skills. You can easily end up in the wrong place, and the wrong place can be deadly. Heck, the “right” place on this hike can be deadly with a slip or trip! We saw a hiker getting air lifted out yesterday as we hiked. So please use caution with this one. It is beautiful! And the summit was amazing. But this one needs to be researched, planned accordingly and you need proper safety equipment, (Helmet, ice ax, trekking poles..etc) before giving it a go :) oh, and we also logged 14.5 miles RT with summiting. And it took us 13 hours.

Wonderful hike. Great views. Loved hearing water for most of the walk. We did not see any bears although others did. Would do again!

hiking
15 days ago

A nice hike in the Tetons, cool waterfall at the end and pretty scenic views on the way there, having the boat option back is always nice even tho the hike itself isn’t long, we did opt for the boat back to catch a lunch reservation and some beers

hiking
rocky
scramble
snow
26 days ago

don't be mistaken this is not a "hike". this is scrambling with snow fields, loose scree in sections and class 3 boulder fields.very physically demanding. we only made it to the saddle due to time constraints but it's so awesome up there. totally worth the effort don't forget your bear spray. water can be filtered at one spot below the tree line and all over once you get to the boulders.

Wasn’t too hard, we also did all of jenny lake and went up to inspiration point. If you go as far as the falls, you might as well go to inspiration point

Beautiful hike. Garmin watch recorded it as 18 miles round trip. Went to top of saddle and wandered a bit while the rest of my party summited. Beautiful waterfall and stream most of the way. Boulder fields. High altitude. Wildflowers galore. Be prepared to pack your #2 out if the need occurs

Amazing. We brought our 10 and 13 year old boys. They made it to just above the caves to get above 10,000 feet. 11 miles round trip. Epic.

hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
snow
1 month ago

Crazy. Don’t recommend to do it in one day. We went to the summit of the middle teton and back in 11 hours. Legs are killing me. Also very sketchy going up to the top with loose rocks and whatever

Fantastic trail. The views the entire way were incredible!

Amazing trek to the lower saddle! Hard, watch footing the whole time. Just an absolutely amazing area.

Amazing trek to the lower saddle! Hard, watch footing the whole time. Just an absolutely amazing area.

Amazing trek to the lower saddle! Hard, watch footing the whole time. Just an absolutely amazing area.

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