DISTANCE
25.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6,020 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

backpacking
Friday, August 11, 2017

Beautiful hike to do in the summertime, the flowers were in full bloom! We did this loop over two days and one-night camping in the backcountry. It was strenuous, especially over two days, so pack well and be prepared. If I was to do the hike again I would take an extra two days for the whole loop. You also get to see the Grand Tetons and the familiar landscape from behind - a view that most visitors to the park don't get to see, so it's definitely rewarding! There is also plenty of water along the trail, so just remember to bring a water filter or chlorine tablets and you're good to go. Do it!