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Cascade Canyon to Hurricane Pass Trail

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Cascade Canyon to Hurricane Pass Trail is a 22.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Moran, Wyoming that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October.

Distance: 22.4 miles Elevation Gain: 4,094 feet Route Type: Out & Back



nature trips

paddle sports

bird watching



wild flowers


no dogs

Parking at South Jenny Lake is extremely limited during the summer season. Plan on arriving early, before 9:00 am, or plan to visit late in the day, after 4:00 pm to have the best chance of finding a parking space. The trail enters the Teton range thru Cascade Canyon, a very popular trail. After taking the South Fork of the Cascade Canyon trail, the canyon opens up. Upon reaching the pass you'll see Schoolhouse Glacier and it's turquoise lake. You also have a FANTASTIC west view of the 3 Tetons.

over grown
2 months ago

My husband and I completed this hike July 27. We took one of the first ferry boats over Jenny Lake. Please note that if you click on the directions button in this app, it does not take you to the Jenny Lake Boat Launch to get the ferry! We made this mistake. Although the hike is long, it’s not strenuous until the end. It’s pretty flat and gets you way backcountry. We got rained on much of the way, but it was worth it! We only lost the trail for a second due to snow, but you could figure it out. Views of the Grand Teton and even Driggs, Idaho. Definitely bear country out there.

3 months ago

Taking the boat in, We began going up to inspiration point, saw Moose and marmots! Our 9 year old loved it. Totaled 6.6 miles on our extension including ending up back at the visitor center.

Monday, September 10, 2018

This is the way to go! But do yourself a favor and come down in a different canyon. Also, if you have the legs, add the little avalanche divide! It's nice. Did this up to granit canyon in a day - doable but lot of walking. And you need to have transport back at the end (I ended up hitchhiking from granite to jenny). Anyway, the teton crest is THE thing to walk over there. If you have permit for overnigth, even better!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Did this hike to hurricane pass in one day. It took us about 9.5 hours to complete and we were able to catch the shuttle boat both ways and we started at about 7:30 or 8 am. The hike ended up being a little over 20 miles. This trail was very strenuous but worth all of the struggle. The view of the back of the tetons was breathtaking. Saw three moose in Cascade canyon on the way back. There is so much life and an abundance of water on this trail! Amazing hike!!! I will try to top the view for the rest of my life and probably fail. I hope to do it again but maybe make it an overnight next time lol.

Friday, August 26, 2016

One of our death marches. We took the first boat over to save a few miles but missed the last boat back. The hike itself is absolutely beautiful. Lots of up and downs. great hike! bugs were bad and it was windy up on the pass.

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