Explore the most popular Waterfall 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.

Busy, came from the Hidden Falls Trail. Inspiration point was worth it. Nice day, beautiful weather.

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23 hours ago

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

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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.

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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.

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rocky
5 days ago

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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.

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7 days ago

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

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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).

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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.

Awesome!!! Most beautiful place I’ve ever seen. Sorry Yosemite.

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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.

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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!

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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

Great hike around the full trail. Start at the ranger station and hike counter clockwise to get the tougher part done early, In the two years that I have used All Trails it has always worked great, until today. Hike was just over 8 miles with a couple detours. An absolutely breathtaking hike.

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11 days ago

Beautiful trail around the lake! There is a lot of people on this trail it seems ,but it’s well worth it.

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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.

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.

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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.

Get there early! We got on the 7:30am boat shuttle and left right away, it wasn’t crowded at all. Came around a corner and were luck enough to catch a glimpse of momma black bear and her cub (probably too close for comfort, but she was just enjoying her morning like we were). Coming back down around 12 both inspiration point and hidden falls were over crowded. Great hike all around!

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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.

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12 days ago

Beautiful trail! For those of us wanting to save $ this is the way to go. From the entrance, we took a left on Jenny Lake. We took a minor detour to Moose Pond where we saw 2 moose! The trail around the lake provides stunning views of Jenny Lake, ample shade, and some smalls climbs throughout. The hike to Hidden Falls, Inspiration Point, and Cascade Canyon are classic, with breathtaking views. This is a fantastic first hike for first time visitors to the park.

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12 days ago

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

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12 days ago

Fun 7-8 mile hike. Takes anywhere from 3-4 hours. Both sides of the lake are very different so I recommend doing the entire loop. However, for those who don’t feel like completing the task you can take a ferry back the the start about halfway through.

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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!

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rocky
13 days ago

Be honest, I could totally understand why a lot of ppl like this trail but for me, not really. Cuz the design of this trail is a little bit wired and really rocky. It goes up and down no matter you get in or out, which make you tired without taking their boat shuttle. I began from Jenny lake to cascade trail then go back to Jenny Lake. This is the worst trail design I have ever seen. Two stars for the lake, zero for the trail.

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