Delta Lake via Lupine Meadows Access is a 7.4 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 and is best used from May until October.

Length7.4 miElevation gain2,316 ftRoute typeOut & back
HikingForestLakeViewsWildlifeRockyScrambleOff trailFeeNo dogs
Description
Waypoints (0)

Grand Teton National Park charges a fee to enter that varies by vehicle or if entering on foot, horse, or bike. For more information, please visit https://www.nps.gov/grte/planyourvisit/fees.htm. The Delta Lake via Lupine Meadows Access trail is an unofficial, unmaintained trail. It is one of the most popular trails in Grand Teton National Park. The trail takes you up to Delta Lake and also gives you the opportunity to extend the hike to Amphitheater Lakes Trail, Bradley Lake, Taggart Lake and Surprise Lake. The trail begins from the Lupine Meadows Trailhead parking lot and follows the Delta Lake Trail. It is recommended that you hike with bear spray for tetons hikes. 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.

Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (1,681)
Photos (1,537)
Activities (1,275)
Completed (3,830)
View user's profile page
Alex Spelce
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarApril 5, 2021
Hiking

Fairly tough hike, but absolutely beautiful. We went early October and the lake was still icy which made it even prettier.

View user's profile page
Joe Keffer
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMarch 20, 2021
Hiking

Fairly tough hike, especially towards the very end, but absolutely worth it. The lake is beautiful as is the scenery on the way up. Saw 3 bears on this trail too (July 2020)

View user's profile page
Jonathan Greenstein
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 26, 2021
Hiking

early Sept 2020. the most challenging and rewarding hike of my life. not for novices as the final 2 miles or so are extremely steep and require passing through 2 boulder fields. but wow! the lake is so spectacular is makes every agonizing step worth it. got off trail on the way down and had to go through brush to get back to the main trail. be careful on the way back and retrace your footsteps.

View user's profile page
Gary McMillen
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 3, 2021
HikingGreat!Scramble

Best hike I did all year, variety, views, a decent challenge.

View user's profile page
Zach M
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarDecember 20, 2020
HikingGreat!Off trailRocky

So beautiful. The last bit of the path up is not marked so you do have to go through a boulder field. Loved this trail so much. I’ll definitely be back.

View user's profile page
Prasanna Kulkarni
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarDecember 13, 2020
Nature tripsOff trailRockyScramble

did the hike early October. beautiful hike. last mile or so is through boulder fields. the lake is serene and totally worth the effort

View user's profile page
Sabra Nickels
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 8, 2020
HikingGreat!

Another fantastic Tetons hike. The last mile is EXHAUSTING! Get ready for full body burn. But the views at the top are incredible. Delta lake is unlike anything I’ve seen. Bring a beer and sand which because you’re going to need it

View user's profile page
Alyssa Schwartz
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 6, 2020
HikingIcyOff trailRocky

Breath taking trail. The last 3/4 mile was not for the faint of heart. Incredibly steep. Yak tracks needed. I did it on 11/4 and the road to the trail head was closed so you either have to bike about 5 miles or start at the taggart lake trailhead and go past Bradley lake. That's what I did and I clocked about 12 miles round trip.

View user's profile page
Henry Gans
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 4, 2020
HikingIcyMuddyRockySnow

Additional traction needed. Also bring a bike because you'll have to park at the Taggart trailhead parking lot and ride ~4.5 miles to lupine meadows.

View user's profile page
George Lu
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 2, 2020
HikingGreat!

areas that are really slippery and muddy. best to have some upper body strength because there is some crawling. safer if you can stay low often and just use hands/squat

View user's profile page
Shannon Brawley
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 25, 2020
HikingIcyScramble

The trail was beautiful the whole way up! The last bit off the main trail with the rocks was a bit slick and slippery in some places. The view at the lake is unbelievable just be sure to dress warmly, if you are not on the side with the sun you will get cold quick!

View user's profile page
Zain Ali
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarOctober 24, 2020
Hiking

Very tough hike in the winter because it gets very slippery at the end. Bring spikes. Climbing the slick rocks is a bit like mountain climbing and will add about an hour to the tike because of how slowly you have to move.

View user's profile page
Jeremy Kobal
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 24, 2020
HikingGreat!Snow

Unbelievable beauty throughout the entire trail, challenging once you reach the Boulder fields. Stay to the right along final Boulder field so you don't climb above the lake and have to climb back down.

View user's profile page
jenna longo
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 24, 2020
HikingGreat!MuddyOff trail

You follow amphitheater trail for most of the hike which is well maintained. At the point to veer off there are wooden steps on the right hand side with rock stacks which were fairly easy to spot & follow to the top. The boulder fields were not the easiest to hike through but we took it slow and enjoyed the fact we were hiking in the Grand Tetons! Insane views when you get to the top & completely worth it. We hiked Friday Oct 23 and it was heavily trafficked. We did use walking poles and put our spikes on for the hike down! Absolutely loved the trails and views!

View user's profile page
Elyse Vest
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 24, 2020
HikingIcyMuddyOff trailRockyScramble

Beautiful view at the top, but I’d recommend going in August. The trail is very slick right now (late October) and the mud, ice, and boulders you have to climb over make it pretty scary, especially going down. The trail isn’t marked well. It’s pretty easy to find the turn off (stairs step down at one of the last switch backs), and the first part of the trail isn’t too bad, but then it’s hard to find the trail through the rocks and it’s pretty dangerous

Showing results 1 - 15 of 1681