Lake Solitude via Lake Solitude and Cascade Canyon Trail

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Lake Solitude via Lake Solitude and Cascade Canyon Trail is a 13.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Moose, Wyoming that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
13.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,375 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

lake

river

views

wildlife

rocky

snow

no dogs

TEMPORARY CLOSURE 2018: The path to Inspiration Point that connects to the Cascade Canyon trail is currently closed. There will be no through trail from Hidden Falls and Lower Inspiration Point into Cascade Canyon during the summer of 2018. Visitors can still enjoy Lower Inspiration Point during construction. Parking at South Jenny Lake is extremely limited during the 2018 summer season. Plan on arriving early, before 9:00 am, or plan to visit late in the day, after 4:00 pm to have the best chance of finding a parking space.

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1 month ago

This is nice! But do yourself a favor and do paintbrush canyon on the way down

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2 months ago

For a more novice hiker, this trail is hard but not impossible. Took us about 3.5 hours to get to the lake and 2 to get back out. Saw two black bear and two moose on the trail, tons of wildflowers back towards the lake, and of course spectacular views the entire way.

3 months ago

Awesome hike!! We had only planned to do Cascade canyon, but when we reached the fork, we didn’t quite feel like that was a good location to turn back, so we decided to head towards the lake. About 0.5 miles after the fork, the trail opened up and the views of the Tetons were just unbelievable. It was one of the most incredible places I have ever seen. There were some campsites in the area, next time i would definitely stay overnight just to enjoy the view for longer. The lake was partly frozen, but we dipped our feet in. On the way out, we saw a grizzly mom and cup on the trail. There were enough people around to be safe. Regardless, I would highly recommend to bring bear spray.

3 months ago

Excellent hike. Did this one in mid-June 2018. Great views throughout, particularly after the junction. Ran into a lot of snow about 1.5 miles from Lake Solitude, but doable with poles. The lake was mostly frozen over, but the views ...

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Beautiful up and down. Saw a bull moose. Trail varies from smooth to rocky. Hard but worth doing.

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