Jenny Lake Trail [CLOSED]

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Grand Teton National Park

Jenny Lake Trail is a 7.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Moose, Wyoming that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is best used from June until October.

Distance: 7.7 miles Elevation Gain: 728 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

snowshoeing

beach

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

closed

no dogs

It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. Please note that during winter months this trail may be closed temporarily. Also there may be closures due to construction around the lake. Please check with the Grand Teton National Park before visiting.

hiking
1 day ago

Trail is well marked which is helpful if you are a novice, as we are. We hiked it in June 2019 and encountered a big storm once we got to Inspiration Point where were viewing a moose and her calf. We quickly changed into our rain gear and headed back to the car. The trail offered great cover from the wind and rain; we estimated the wind was gusting up to 50 mph. Plan to spend time at Hidden Falls & Inspiration Point. This is a well known trail and typically, very busy.

hiking
2 days ago

We hiked around last Wednesday, beautiful hike. It was raining so we only saw 14 other people, we also saw 2 moose on the trail and just had to take a slight detour, there’s was plenty of snow along the West side of the lake, but it was not too bad.

hiking
snow
4 days ago

Trail was beautiful this time of year. Definitely want to wear waterproof boots because there is plenty of snow left! We saw many moose and marmots. We also saw a grizzly, so bring your bear spray.

hiking
off trail
snow
5 days ago

This was a very difficult hike due to the snow covered trails. We got lost and ended up going off the trail and went an extra 2.4 miles because we couldn't find the trail. We saw two huge moose and heard a mountain lion. Pretty views of the lake and the mountains. Not for kids.

hiking
7 days ago

Great hike. Worked through snow on the trail. Made the hike an adventure. Lots of fun. Saw moose with the first 10 minutes of the hike. Did hidden Falls and Inspiration Point.

hiking
snow
8 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike around the lake

hiking
3 months ago

WOW !!

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful hike. We went around the lake and up to inspiration point as well as around back and found 2 waterfalls. Done in July and honestly wasn’t as packed as we had expected. Very enjoyable and scenic.

hiking
4 months ago

we did this trail last summer. it was still icy in some parts, but there is an amazing waterfall half-way through the loop and we saw some cool wildlife. definitely would come back.

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail!

hiking
5 months ago

Such an awesome trail with some spectacular views from every point of the hike. We even saw two bears! I will say it is a little more difficult at times than what we thought, but it was easily balanced with some flat stretches of trail. We went at the beginning of August and the weather was perfect! I would definitely recommend it

5 months ago

I did this trail some years ago, about 12, I think. we did the hike up to the top and back, but not around the lake. over if the more memorable trails I've been on.

hiking
bridge out
icy
muddy
snow
7 months ago

My wife and I (60s) hiked this trail on October 25, 2019. we went clockwise around the lake starting at the Jenny Lake parking lot. The bridge at the south boat dock is under construction so there is a detour past the Exum Guides buildings. We included going up to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point. The weather was beautiful, starting in the 30s and finishing in the 50s. Took us a little over 5 hours. There was lots of snow and ice in places and mud too. Didn't see any wildlife. Trail was very uncrowded as would be expected at this time of year. I think we hiked about 10 miles total.

hiking
7 months ago

This is a gorgeous easy to moderate hike. Great views! Much more enjoyable as you get further from the trail heads!

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful easy trail! Gorgeous views along the way. It was about 6 miles to and from the waterfall. We did not do the loop around the lake. The only incline is a little up to the falls. My kids didn’t even complain!

hiking
7 months ago

nice lake, too crowded

hiking
7 months ago

Get far enough along the trail to get away from everyone and it turns into a great little loop. Great views and tons of wildlife. I would rate this more easy, I took my three old a good portion of the way without any complaints.

hiking
icy
rocky
snow
7 months ago

Just finished this hike a few hours ago and what a hike it was! Started at the parking lot and walked clockwise, taking a quick detour down to Moose Ponds (no moose, sadly), then up to Hidden Falls and another detour up to Inspiration Point. The latter was the most difficult part of the hike, meaning it's a pretty easy climb for intermediate hikers. The fall colours were absolutely astounding and though we saw a lot of chipmunks and birds, we didn't see any other wildlife on the trail (bears or otherwise). Some of the freshly fallen snow made for some slippery climbs but the trail was really well maintained. The only lukewarm part of the hike was after String Lake TH-- it was a remote and even walk along the park road for the remainder of the distance back, but still a beautiful trail. Highly recommend it for the sheer variety of things to see, from high peaks to thick forest and blueberry bushes in the ruins of an old wildfire.

hiking
7 months ago

Easy 7-8 mile trail and great views around the lake and up towards the Tetons. Had some signage problems around the boat dock but it’s hard to get lost! It’s a circle...

hiking
closed
7 months ago

The boat option across Jenny lake is now closed. We walked the southwest side out and back to just near Moose ponds where we had parked . The lower southwest walk near the lake is also closed. Great afternoon walk out to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point ..... we also ventured into the start of the Cascade Canyon .... great views and saw some Moose at Moose Ponds

hiking
7 months ago

Me and my wife had a wonderful time hiking this trail. 7 to 8 miles depending on if you detour and see the water fall. No part of the trail doesn't have a view of the tetons. You can also detour and go see Moose pond where there will be a good chance you will see a Moose. We seen a female and a male.

hiking
7 months ago

What a beautiful hike this time of year! We did this with our 5 and 10 year old daughters and really enjoyed it. Not much elevation change made it an relatively easy hike. We started at the south parking lot and went counterclockwise to Hidden Falls and then took the boat back (almost 6 miles). The boat launch is not equidistant around the lake so if you aren’t planning on doing the while loop, realize that going one way is a lot shorter than the other. I was thrilled with our choice however as the area around String Lake was gorgeous with fall colors. If we had brought lunch we would have continued around to do the full loop.

hiking
7 months ago

This trail was the perfect start to our weekend in Jackson Hole. We went west along the lake to detour to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point before continuing around the lake. It took us about 4 hours to complete. No wildlife sightings but I’m guessing we just missed them!

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