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Delta Lake via Lupine Meadows Access is a 8.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Moose, Wyoming that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until October.

Length 8.8 mi Elevation gain 2,329 ft Route type Out & Back
Hiking Nature trips Bird watching Forest Lake Views Wild flowers Wildlife Rocky Scramble Snow Off trail No dogs
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PLEASE NOTE: The trail to Delta Lake is an unofficial, non-maintained trail. There are several boulder fields to navigate, fallen trees along the trail, and steep, loose dirt. This trail is not maintained by the park. Please be mindful of vegetation underfoot while hiking and help protect our natural resources.

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Maggie Gray
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HikingGreat!Rocky

The last mile of the hike is tough, very steep and you can easily go off the trail, but definitely worth the view! Also there’s no sign for your turnoff to the delta trail, my friends and I ended up hiking up to surprise lake and amphitheater lake because we missed the turn! But they were both beautiful and well worth it.

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Cameron Bradna
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Andi Lewis
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Great trail. Definitely go as early as you can.

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Kyle Barnum
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Lily Everett
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HikingGreat!Off trailRockyScramble

Awesome hike! Moderately difficult on the amphitheater trail before the trail to delta lake. Look for wooden steps at a turn 3.5-4ish miles up. The trail to delta lake is definitely strenuous but doable. Follow the trail/dirt closely as it can be easy to get scrambled up in the boulder fields. Totally worth it!

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Christian Cox
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Definitely try to go on a day without any recent rainfall because the last 750m or so could be very muddy if it’s been wet. Otherwise first 3/4 is relatively easy with a gradual incline. Challenging part is the end. Starting early (sunrise) is the best way to get to the top and have time to yourself. As we headed down (around 1030am) there was a pretty constant stream of people going up.

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Rob Styers
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Tough hike but well worth it. A little over 9 miles total. The last half a mile or so is very steep and rocky. Bring good shoes and take it slow going up.

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Rebecca Butler
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Strenuous hike but so worth it. I don’t hike often and was able to manage the climb to Delta Lake. The view is breathtaking!! Completed hike in 4 hours (not including the hour spent at Delta Lake) Please note: You will climb steep terrain (lots of it) and you do have to climb up boulders. Follow the dirty rocks and take your time.

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Matt Finefrock
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HikingGreat!Scramble

Loved it!! Trail was very clear even the scramble at the top. Traffic was fairly heavy but not over crowded to the point that you can’t pee every so often. The last scramble was TOUGH. The hike down was tough on the legs. Just be prepared to take it slow.

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Pistol Annie
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Gorgeous trail. Incredible views.

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Clare MacLean
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HikingOff trailRockyScramble

We took the trail up to Surprise and Amphitheatre Lakes then decided to hit Delta on our way back down. Once in a lifetime view. Lots of fun scrambling over the rocks too, just follow the dirty ones and there are a few cairns as well. We probably would've gotten lost a couple times if not for people on the way back telling us which way to go.

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Paula R
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We stumbled upon this trail back in late June. We were doing the Lupine Meadow trail and followed some guys who went a different direction. It was absolutely amazing. Dipping our tired feet into the ice cold lake at the end was so refreshing. Wonderful wildflowers, and stunning views along the trail. LOTS of annoying bugs that followed us through the parking lot to our car when we finished the hike in the late afternoon.

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Taryn Towns
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HikingGreat!

Difficult hike but amazing once you get to the top. I got the Pro version so we could keep track as we went which paid off. Definitely will be sore for a few days! Keep an eye out once you reach the boulders for the stacked rock (landmark so you don’t get lost).

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Cam Weeks
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HikingGreat!IcyMuddyOff trailRockyScramble

Absolutely awesome hike. Amazing views along the way and at the top, especially of the blue lake with Grand Teton Peak as the backdrop. Would recommend wearing hiking boots unlike many of the unprepared people we saw along the way. The parking lot gets rather full if you aren’t there too early but we just had to park a bit farther away and walk which wasn’t too bad. The hike took us 4 hours total moving, excluding lunch at the top. Notes: when the trail curves and you see steps downward in front of you, go that way since that leads to Delta lake (versus continuing upward leads to the other lake). In the boulder area, make sure to keep your eye out for the path or you’ll end up off trail and falling in the snow like we did.

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Gautam Naik
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Strenuous but rewarding hike

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Clay Richardson
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Angi Mitas
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Difficult climb once you get to the unmarked trail portion but well worth the incredible view!!!

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Omu Sherpa
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