Cascade Canyon Trail

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Cascade Canyon Trail is a 9.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Jackson, Wyoming that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
9.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1351 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

no dogs

This is an unbelievable hike up into the base of the Grand Tetons via a boat ride across Jenny Lake. This hike will bring you deep into the Teton Mountain Range. This popular hike will start from the shore of the lake and take you up to the 200 foot tall Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point which provides great views out over the National Park. Most people will stop at this point but this guide will take you a little further up into Cascade Canyon where you might spot a moose or two before heading back for the boat return across Jenny Lake.

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12 days ago

We took the boat across Jenny Lake then hiked up to Cascade Canyon (9/5/17). The first mile is straight up and strenuous but then easy hike thru the canyon. Gorgeous view of the Tetons and so much wildlife! Encountered 4 moose, two about five feet off the trail! Only downfall is the trail is very crowded to and from the boat dock.

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15 days ago

The best hike in the Tetons! A great place to see moose and enjoy the beauty of the Tetons. Absolutely go all the way to Lake Solitude - it's worth the extra effort. Be smart and pack a change of clothes so you can go for a swim.

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15 days ago

Beautiful hike! Like the reviews mentioned, 1st mile is steep, but rest of the hike fairly flat and easy. Plenty to see as you hike along the stream. We saw two Moose! Weather was beautiful in early September. Lots of people on the trail.

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22 days ago

The first 1.2 mile is a nice climb and after you get to the track split for Inspiration Point the climb is very gradual and the the track follows the creek. The scenery is awesome.
The view from Inspiration Point is also great and worth seeing.

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26 days ago

Beautiful views of Teton. My favorite canyon hike in the park. I also don't think this route is very hard. It should be moderate but if you do start from one of the Jenny Lake trailheads then it will add a few miles. Elevation gain is so steady after the first mile. Highly recommend

30 days ago

30 days ago

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.

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