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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.

MOST UNDERATED TRAIL IN GRAND TETON!!!! Was a good hike up to the top! Nicknamed little asskicker this trail is short but super steep to the top! Views were expansive and well worth the climb. If you have a little time this one is worth it!

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20 hours ago

Hiked July 11, 2018. By far the most beautiful views of all the trails I've hiked in the Teton Region. Definitely worth the effort. The only issue we had was about 800 ft below the summit, we hit a pretty dangerous looking patch of snow completely covering the trail. Prior to this we were able to find ways around the snow, which covers a lot of the trail after taking a left at the saddle (away from Albright Peak). I didn't feel comfortable crossing this last one, and so at 10,500 ft we prayed for our friends who had already crossed (they had ice axes), and made our decent. Don't let this discourage you from climbing to where we did, as the views are arguably the best in the park (that excludes the major peaks, of course). Take ice axes, which can be rented for around 8$ in town, crampons, trekking poles, and bear spray. We spotted a moose after the Ranger station, but nothing more after that. Also bring your bug spray because the mosquitos are really bad up on the saddles, and really anywhere you stop. If you don't feel comfortable crossing the snow at such a steep angle, simply turn around. the peak itself looks like a big green hump, and I believe tops out at 11,300 ft. Anyone who has done it knows it's SO worth it!

Amazing views the whole way! Definitely at the top of my favorite hikes list and I’m looking forward to going back up in the future!

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1 day ago

At the trailhead we saw 3 bears. Went on this hike in late June 28th, didn’t believe everyone when they said it was a hard hike- but it was definitely hard going up. My favorite hike I’ve ever done though, jumped in the 44 degree water, and on the way back down ran into 5 bears (including a bear cub scaling up the tree). Make sure you have bear spray.

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1 day ago

Loved this hike! I agree that this is a moderate trail, but it is a little difficult at points. If you've already done alot of hiking in the Tetons, then this is moderate....if you haven't, than this may be difficult. Having the Alltrails map with us was very helpful as we somehow got off the trail on our way back. We really enjoyed every moment of this hike

Not technically difficult: the trail is always obvious (except, see below) but often has lots of rocks embedded in the it. Use trekking poles! What makes this very strenuous is that you are always climbing. Look at the elevation gain over the course of the trail.

Even in late June, there can be snow at the higher elevations. We hiked this June 26, 2018, and had more and more snow as we got toward the end of the switchbacks. For the last stretch, after the switchbacks, we were simply tracking over 4 to5 feet of snow. If that isn’t awesome, I don’t know what is!

Take plenty of water, and tracking polls. Snow or not, they will be your best friends.

Took the Teton Village Aerial Tram up to the top of Rendezvous which was an exciting undertaking. The views of the surrounding peaks was incredible and offered a unique view from the summit without any work. The decline through the woods was very pretty but very steep. After getting down to the first "valley" there were endless wildflowers around, taking your mind off the next steep incline. The next few miles meander through woods and wildflower fields with small feeder streams running through them, something that seemed like it was straight from a storybook. Once you get to about the 6 mile mark the bugs began with biting flies of all sizes which took away from the views. The trail also dips down into the forest which only made the flies worse. From there, the next 6 miles seemed to have little to no views of the terrain besides the occasional stream here or there. Overall the first half is entirely worth it but underwhelming for the next half.

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1 day ago

Started this hike at the bottom of the Granite Canyon trail after hiking down from Rendezvous. This hike would have been nice had it been in April or September when it's too cold for mosquitoes which were more than overwhelming. Not only did the trail between Granite and Teton Village offer little to no views, my group and I were constantly swatting the bugs away from ourselves. The trail also brings you out to the back of Teton Village and meets up with a very steep service road that seems out of place in such a beautiful area.

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1 day ago

We had to walk a portion of this trail to reach our car as we had taken the tram up to Rendezvous and hiked down Granite Canyon. We were only on the Valley Trail for 2.5 miles but it was utter hell: no views whatsoever and there had to have been a million mosquitoes. We were swatting them a half dozen at a time and they were relentless. The trail was void of wildlife and we assume the mosquitoes had to have scared them off or consumed any wildlife previously in the area. To be fair, this was the southern portion between Teton Village and Granite Canyon trailhead and can’t speak for all of it.

This was one of the most magical hikes I’ve ever done! Park in Lupine Meadows then follow the trail for Amphitheater and Surprise Lakes. Follow this up steady switchbacks blanketed in multicolored wildflowers. It’s a steady ascent and as you take breaks along the way you get amazing views of Bradley and Taggart Lakes with Jackson Hole and meadows in the distance. Stay right/straight after 3 miles when you get to the junction of Garnet Canyon and Surprise/Amphitheater Lakes. The unmaintained trail will begin in the elbow after the first switchback past the Garnet Canyon junction. Here’s where the real fun starts. You will see a small dirt path, sometimes with fallen trees in the way but follow this until you get to the first boulder field. Stay to the left as you approach the first boulder field and look for cairns to mark the trail. The trail evens out a bit before you meet the second, more difficult, boulder field. Take it slow and steady, being sure of your footing and looking for cairns to help show you the way. Be prepared for some scrambling and bring lots of water. Finally, when you almost feel like giving up, you’ll reach the elusive Delta Lake with the majestic Grand Teton at its base. Enjoy a dip in the frigid glacial lake after a long hike and refuel before making the trek down. The way down was harder for me as it’s easy to slide in the loose dirt or to lose the trail through the field. Again, slow and steady and you’ll do fine. We went to the visitors center to ask the rangers for advice and they couldn’t give us any. We’re grateful for AllTrails, hikers blogs, and talking to locals to help us find this hidden gem! It’s definitely not easy but I promise it’s worth it!

Great hike. Very thankful for the AllTrails app. We lost the trail for a short time on our return trip. Would highly recommend downloading the map so you can know your local as it relates to where the trail is. The last portion up the lake is tough but well worth it when you see the view at the lake.

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2 days ago

Fun trail. My family and I hiked Phelps Lake and went up to the overlook. Took around 4. 5 hours. I would rate the hike around the lake as easy, and the hike up to the overlook as moderate.

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2 days ago

Awesome hike. Huckleberries were one of the main highlights.

Driving up to the trailhead of Death Canyon was very bumpy and much suited for an ATV! I was so thankful we had a truck that could handled this terrain. The beginning of the hike was not strenuous because it was a gradual uphill to the gorgeous view of Phelps lake and we saw marmots! From the top, the trail went down hill that lead us to a gradual uphill back up the canyon where we saw bear scat and waterfall! Overall, the hike was great!

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3 days ago

Starts out pretty steep but wide enough and not too hard to walk up. Once you get to the creek it’s a nice spot to stop and wet down your arms and neck to cool off in the summer. From that point on it is very mellow. Gets a little narrow in some spots with vegetation encroaching on the trail but for the most part the trees and foliage provide a nice amount of shade. I only made it about 5 miles in before turning around to catch the shuttle back. Several great canyon clearings and heading the roar of the cascades as you approach the louder sections is a great motivator.

I could imagine it being a pain to come back down the steep part if it is crowded with people coming up from the shuttle. As long as you track your progress and keep time it seemed nice to go out later in the day and catch one of the shuttles going back around 6pm (last one was at 7pm) but don’t cut it too close unless you’re prepared to hike a couple hours back to the visitor center without taking the boat.

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3 days ago

Incredible

A FANTASTIC day hike for those who want to see the try beauty of the Tetons. Hiked this on July 12th for my 50th bday with 2 families age ranged from 14-53. Very well maintained with a nice constant grade. Took 3 hours at a leisurely pace up to the lakes and 2 hours down stopping to look for animals. Saw several including marmots , dear and a baby bear on the lower part. Didn’t start until 10 am so shroud have packed a little more water or a filter to take some for the lake. A single hiking pole also would have helped for the down hill.

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3 days ago

Took my wife and two boys (7+9) up the cascade canyon trail to the big waterfall- seemed like about 4 miles in one way. Took the Jenny lake ferry - $45 for 2 adults/2 kids, round trip. 10 min boat trip, every 15 min or so. Holds 40 people. You can skip the ferry, but 2.5 mi hike. Last ferry leaves 7pm. The hiking took about 5 hrs round trip, lots of breaks and lunch. Weather sunny, low 80’s. Mosquitoes in the shaded areas, but not bad. The first mile is tough uphill climb, but levels off after that. Used about 6 quarts of water/drink w 4 of us. The creek the trail follows is absolutely gorgeous! You can put your feet in it roughly halfway up the trail. Boys were very tired at the end. Jenny lake is beautiful against the mountains. There is a small boat ramp to the left of the main ramp, about 1/4 mike hike away where you can park also.

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3 days ago

Incredible views, definitely worth the challenge. The hike is miss-rated on all trails and should be rated hard. Bring lots of water and solid hiking shoes. Like the reviews say below me, the trail is not well marked, but manageable. Stay to the left of both bolder fields on the way up. The lake is unbelievable though and I'd highly recommend the trail.

Awesome hike!! We had only planned to do Cascade canyon, but when we reached the fork, we didn’t quite feel like that was a good location to turn back, so we decided to head towards the lake. About 0.5 miles after the fork, the trail opened up and the views of the Tetons were just unbelievable. It was one of the most incredible places I have ever seen. There were some campsites in the area, next time i would definitely stay overnight just to enjoy the view for longer. The lake was partly frozen, but we dipped our feet in. On the way out, we saw a grizzly mom and cup on the trail. There were enough people around to be safe. Regardless, I would highly recommend to bring bear spray.

Easy and flat. Unfortunately had to cut it short about two miles from the point because of beer sighting.

Did It one day, no ice axe or crampons needed, but I’ll still say you need them so there’s no one on the trail again for the next group.

Fabulous hike with great views!!

If you are in GTNP for a few days, there are plenty of better trails to explore. However, it's flat and easy compared to the rest. Taking the trail around Jenny Lake would be a better option.

This was a moderate hike with great views of he Grand Tetons. Great for a family or couple hiking. Multiple trail runners on this hike. Start early to avoid the heat.

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5 days ago

We did the Bradley and Taggart Lake trail counterclockwise like some reviews had suggested and it was great as there were constantly stunning views of the Tetons and, while there was some uphill hiking, none of it was overly strenuous. If you get there relatively early you also get the benefit of the trail not being very crowded like it is later in the afternoon. This is definitely a good hike if you only have a day to spend in the park.

I also did part of the Valley Trail from where it meets at Bradley lake until just after the junction between the Garnet Canyon and Amphitheater Lake trails. It is a much more difficult trait with a lot of elevation gain, but there were a lot of incredible views of the lakes and the park valley. Unfortunately, I was running low on time and water and had to turn around before reaching Amphitheater Lake, but would love to come back and try it again.

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5 days ago

Did the hike July 6th and while there was no snow at the summit or the divide, there was quite a bit along the ridgeline between Albert and Static Divide. I would advise you bring trekking poles, crampons, or an ice axe to help traverse the snow safely if you're hiking before the snow melt concludes.

The way up through Death Canyon is gorgeous and very well maintained, though much more highly trafficked. The trail from the basin to the divide was mostly fine, but it is not marked. If the snow is covering wide swaths of trail it can be tricky to keep track. A map or GPS might be handy if this makes you nervous. From the divide to Static Peak there isn't really a trail, so you'll have to do your best to not crush the Alpine plants by hopping from rock to rock.

No climbing is necessary unless you are trying to avoid a snow traverse.

If you have time, find your way to the top of Mt Albert for an excellent view of Phelps Lake.

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5 days ago

Incredible views and well-marked trail. The first and last couple of miles by the lake were pleasant as well. I'd recommend starting as early as possible to beat the rush because the trails get crowded near midday because it seemed more like a freeway than a wilderness hiking trail in the early afternoon (and this wasn't on a weekend). Also, the only think that classifies this hike as "hard" might be the distance as it is technically not difficult to complete, at least now that the snowpack has dwindled from June levels.

Did this trail a couple weeks ago! Was my first trail I had ever done at Grand Teton and I'll tell you this is gorgeous. Do yourself a favor and hike the full length of the trail to the sign at the end! But keep in mind that the trail is long. I started at the string lake trail head so this trail was around 12 miles round trip. The beginning is a little tough. A small speed bump if you will. But once you get up into the canyon your crushing it for days man. It's a cruise the sights are awesome aqua blue river with the teton range on both sides of you. One of my favorite hikes to date! If you are going to Grand Teton NP make this your top on your to do list!!!

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6 days ago

It was a good little hike, pretty easy but the water felt awesome after a hot day! I don't get why people say the water is cold, they have never felt Maine ocean before! But to sum it up, expansive views of the Grand Teton and Middle Teton. Just be aware of wildlife on trail came pretty close to a moose that was territorial, this was an awesome day in the park. Grand Teton NP never disappoints!

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