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Colter Bay Hermitage Point Trail is a 9.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Moran, Wyoming that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

Length 9.6 mi Elevation gain 738 ft Route type Loop
Backpacking Cross country skiing Hiking Nature trips Snowshoeing Bird watching Lake River Views Wild flowers Wildlife Bugs No dogs
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Grand Teton National Park P.O. Drawer 170 Moose, WY 83012-0170 Information (307) 739-3300 More information: http://www.nps.gov/grte/contacts.htm

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scott price
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Ricardo Leon
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Mark Krause
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LT Allred
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easy Trail, little rocky little Rudy and spots but not much elevation or or drop just a pleasant day along the Jackson Lake east side.

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Steve Korn
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Fairly easy hike without much elevation gain. We were only planning to do smaller Heron Lake and Swan Lake loop but decided to continue to Hermitage Point. Glad we did as vIews from Hermitage Point made it worthwhile.

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Daryan Paulson
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Shelly McHatten
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Beautiful trail. Went early so we were by ourselves until we started back. Muddy in spots. Views were amazing at the point, didn't want to leave. Saw an eagle on a nearby branch and it stayed there until we moved closer, we were amazingly close to it.

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Sofia Lam
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Hiking

The best hike of all to hikes that we did in

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Marzia Della Corte
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bring a lot of water

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Talia Sirkis
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Mostly flat hike. Pretty views from Hermitage Point.

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Grace Kimmich
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HikingBugs

Nice trail if you want something light. We walked from the trailhead to the ponds and back. Ended up being about 4 miles.

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Leslie Vandersyde
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Michael Prise
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Great - read the signs and walk the 10 miles

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Ganesh Ramachandran
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Mulch V
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HikingBugs

Hiked just prior to sunset. Lots of bugs. A few decent viewpoints, but there are better. 5 stars because we stumbled onto a bear cub, who climbed a tree as we backed safely away. Exciting family experience.

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Michaela Bailey
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Awesome trail- start early bc the trail for the most part is in the sun. You get a nice blending of forest and meadow along the trail. Bring plenty of water and a hat. Trail is not flat. It had plenty of hills. Definitely wear bug spray. Mosquitos were abundant near the water. Hermitage point a great spot to rest and refuel. Feel free to dip your feet into the lake here. If you feel up to it swan lake was a great spot to see some ducks and swans. Overall great trail. Please be bear aware on this trail. Some hikers I talked with have encountered bears along this trail. And read the sign toward beginning of the trail about bears. And bring a map of trail bc there are a few unofficial trails and there are other trails within this longer trail toward Hermitage Point. There is a hermitage camp site a little ways past the point right along the lakeshore.

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Madison McDonald
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I wouldn’t suggest this for a summertime hike. It might be better in spring or autumn. There were so many bugs, they were constantly swarming. Also, not a lot of views until you get to the point. The hike is easy, but long. There are lots of shaded areas when you go through forest, but a lot of areas where you get no break from the sun. I wouldn’t call it enjoyable in mid-July.

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Jason Long
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Nice walk, we didn't go to the point because we were dressed to warm for later in the day. Nice views of the lakes and mountains, but not too dissimilar from the parking lot.

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Shirley Orndorff
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This morning we hiked around Heron Pond and Swan Lake which was 3.6 miles. We found Heron Pond super beautiful for some iconic photos. The Hermitage Point trails closed due to bear activity.

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Melanie Johnson
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Definitely recommend this trail! Easy hike with beautiful views the whole time! Amazing view and rocky beach area at Hermitage Point that is perfect for a lunch break. We saw a young black bear and a deer on our way out. It took us about 4 hours round trip with lots of stops for pictures.

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Annalisa Giannotti
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It was pretty. Definitely lots of horse poop, but I didn’t mind it too much. I was more bothered by the bugs. This was next level bugs. Like... I had to reapply my bug spray several times just to avoid being eaten alive, I have not had to do that on any other hike in the area. THEN when they couldn’t go for my arms or legs they went for my face. Be prepared!!!! Easy hike, just long. Several good views, maybe not quite as pretty as other hikes of a similar lengths in the area. If you are only here for a short time it’s not one of my favorites,

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Becky Yoder
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Amazing views all along. Beautiful trail!

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Carlie Allison
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Did this hike on Saturday, June 29. We had just arrived in Grand Teton and we were eager to get on a trail so we stopped at Colter Bay. What an awesome view. We used this trail to do a loop that went by Heron Pond and Swan Lake. There are several intersecting trails and yes, lots of horse poop. Mosquitos are thick on this trail. The pond was gorgeous and there were lots of herons as promised. We spotted 2 bald eagles in a tree by the pond. The forest that you walk through once you’re about .75 miles in is really pretty, but you start to miss the views of Jackson Lake and the Tetons.

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Haley P
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06-03-19. Beautiful hike that takes you through some different terrain from other hikes in the area—mostly pine forest that is relatively flat. There is a lot of shade on the first half of the hike and much less on the second half (hiking anti/clockwise). There are great views of the beach, mountains, and Jackson Lake about half way out and pretty forest views the rest of the time. We also saw a mother bear and cub near the water!!

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Mark Slone
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A pleasant hike through pine forest, sagebrush meadows, ponds & wetlands out to the most amazing scenery of the Tetons across Jackson Lake. Wildlife I seen: pelicans, bald eagle, herons, geese, marmot, mule deer, and lots of mosquitoes. Many of intersecting trails.

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Emily Paulhus
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Beautiful view of the lake!

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Guy Kerr
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Boring for most part as in trees with little view. Nice at point. Easy.

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Abby Martin
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HikingBugsMuddy

Completed on 6/3/19. Trail had a LOT of horse poop on it from the guided tours (and definitely smelled like it) which sort of took away from the serenity of the trail. Very quiet and saw a beaver dam in Swan Lake along with a few ducks. Lots of birds!

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