Hidden Falls Trail

MODERATE 90 reviews
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Hidden Falls Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Jackson, Wyoming that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
711 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

no dogs

Directions from Moose: Travel North to South Jenny Lake along the Teton Park Road. Once at South Jenny Lake park either at the Jenny Lake Visitor Center or near the boat dock which offers a boat shuttle across the lake.

hiking
16 hours ago

Multiple hikes on Jenny Lake - Hidden Falls, Lower Falls, Inspiration Point, and trail around part of lake. Purchase a round trip or one-way boat crossing to get to the far side of the lake. Begin with Hidden Falls trails, then continue to Lower Falls or Inspiration Point (the trails have common points). Return to the boat dock to cross back across the Lake. Up for more walking, continue the lake trail around the lake, which will end where you first caught the boat to cross the lake.

hiking
8 days ago

Hiked this yesterday. It was a gorgeous hike with stunning views! I would definitely do it again. We saw a moose and almost ran into a baby and mama bear, so carry bear spray and hike in a group! 4 stars because the falls were outrageously crowded with people coming in from the boats. The trail was fairly crowded as well on our way back. Come early!

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13 days ago

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13 days ago

Great short hike. Beautiful waterfalls

14 days ago

very tire, very nice

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20 days ago

Parking was the first big inconvenience, get there early if you don't want to scream at anyone who doesn't know how to walk when there is traffic. The hike itself was pretty easy with great views of the lake and land. The trail was fairly empty, not too much foot traffic. But once at the falls, everyone who took the boat over is there and it's pretty crowded. The hike back is a breeze.

Worth doing if you get there early enough.

22 days ago

Took the "easy" way over on the boat and hiked up the short half mile to the falls. It is beautiful and shouldn't be missed if you're doing Cascade Canyon!

hiking
27 days ago

Took the boat ride across the lake so that cut out a huge chunk of the hike but what we did was amazing!! I did it with my 6 kids ages 8 y/o down to carrying a 4 m/o. It's steep but doable even for my 2 y/o. Lots of shade and places to rest. Stopped a lot to take in the views. It was stunning!

27 days ago

Amazing views and cool waterfall. We went up to lower inspiration point which was about 0.5 miles further. Saw a black bear and cub next to the path so beware. No problem for my 3.5 and 5 year olds.

hiking
29 days ago

I highly recommend doing the 2.5 hike out there. It's very scenic and great trails. It gets much more crowded along where the boat drops off. We ended up taking the shuttle back just for time saving. The boat was very quick. We didn't know if we were going to do it this way but glad we did and you pay when you get off the boat at the trail head.

Be ready for the falls to be crowded and any time you're trying to have to view them and take it all in,
to be interrupted by someone asking you to take their picture.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Absolutely amazing. The boulder outcropping vista over Jenny Lake is one of the best views in the country. And then the falls themselves are massive and incredibly powerful. Heavy traffic as of 7/17 due to the Jenny Lake loop being closed for rehabilitation.

1 month ago

Fun trail with beautiful views! Very rewarding. We saw a bear on the trail towards the beginning of our route and had to wait it out! Start early to avoid crowds

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1 month ago

1 month ago