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Grand Teton National Park is a United States National Park located in northwestern Wyoming, south of Yellowstone National Park. The park is named after the Grand Teton, which, at 13,770 feet (4,197 m), is the tallest mountain in the Teton Range.The name "Tetons" originally was intended to describe several hills near the town of Arco, Idaho. They were named by a French trapper who thought that they resembled a very specific part of the female body. Many years later the name was mistakenly applied to the mountains of present day Grand Teton National Park due to the poor map-making and map-reading standards of the time.

My wife and I loved this trail. The trail is quite steep for the first 0.7 miles but then settles into a gentle comfortable grade all the way to the fork to Lake Solitude. The Canyon walls and glimpses of nearby peaks are breathtaking. The entire hike was a delight for all your senses; the views, the sound of Cascade Creek, the smell of wildflowers, the feel of the breeze and coolness of the creek water. Just awesome. The only caution/warning is that this is also a horse trail which means lots of horse droppings to dodge on the narrow trail.
I recommend taking the shuttle across Jenny Lake. This 9 mile hike was plenty enough for my 65 year old muscles and joints. No need to add an extra 4 miles.
All in all one of our best hikes ever.

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

considering how hot and uphill this trail is, it was definitely a good idea for us to start early. the lakes at the top are totally worth the hard climb. we also saw a brown black bear eating berries close to the trail.

Really good hike if you're looking to get a good work out in. The incline is no joke! The lakes at the end are breathtaking. Very nice to sit, relax, and enjoy a sandwich and a snack or two!

hiking
3 days ago

Once you get off the switch backs going to Amphitheater, it's actually quite a fun trail. It's definitely more challenging, but fun. I'd say it's more of a difficult hike than a moderate one, so be prepared to work for it. The lake at the end is well worth it!

backpacking
3 days ago

Lake solitude is beautiful!! Worth the trek