Phelps Lake Trail

MODERATE 73 reviews
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Phelps Lake Trail is a 7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Jackson, Wyoming that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from May until September.

DISTANCE
7.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
987 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

camping

hiking

walking

lake

river

views

wild flowers

Directions from Moose: Go left at the Moose Wilson Road and travel southwest on road to Death Canyon Trailhead.

hiking
2 days ago

Only hiked to the lake and back on both trails. Very enjoyable, beautiful lake. Great photo op.

hiking
4 days ago

We hiked Phelps Lake to the overlook on the Death Canyon Trail. We originally wanted to do it from the other direction but the park ranger warned us that the road to the trail head for the Death Canyon was very rough and you need a high clearance vehicle to get there (we just didn't want to risk the rental car) but it was a super beautiful hike! Definitely not too steep either and we did it easily with a baby on the back. The overlook had a very nice view of the lake though we wished we could see a bit more of the mountains. All in all a very good hike. Go early in the day because the parking lot gets full fast! When we finished there was a line of cars waiting to take the spots of people leaving.

5 days ago

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hiking
8 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

Nice outing. Pretty tail through wooded area. The lake was very pretty, still, and the reflection was beautiful. Many amazing wildflowers to marvel at: we saw blue, pink, red, yellow, and white flowers. Only fault of the trail was that it was very buggy. Go early as well, parking lot isn't too big and it gets crowded. Parts of the tail were also flooded.

hiking
9 days ago

13 days ago

Nice trail, looking for moose!

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

Nice hike. Fairly easy but with great views.

17 days ago

19 days ago

Hiked around lake & up to lookout on 6/8/17. Saw a moose (cow), mule deer (buck) & marmot. Lots of flowers in bloom. Amazing views! Highly recommend. Took us 4.75 hours with lots of stops for pictures & lunch.

hiking
19 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

Great trail and well marked. Loved following the river up to the lake. Pretty easy with kids. We did the 3 mile round trip and there are plenary of areas to stop and see the water.

hiking
26 days ago

Awesome trail. My daughter and I really enjoyed the 2 waterfalls, whitewater stream, lake views, and up and down terrain.

26 days ago

27 days ago

gorgeous long easy hike. jumping rock is tons of fun, bring a towel and a change of clothes

29 days ago

29 days ago

So majestic. This hike has it all: stunning views of the Tetons, the rushing sound of the river, a waterfall (2 if you count the one near the entrance), and a beautiful lake. We hiked the full loop around Phelps lake and also saw moose near the waterfall.