Phelps Lake Trail

MODERATE 121 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

no dogs

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

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4 days ago

We took the short hike of just to the lake and back .. A nice hike with plenty to see .

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15 days ago

Perfect hike!

16 days ago

Great hike with lake views. Saw deer and told there were bears there too.

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17 days ago

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20 days ago

Nice trail around a beautiful lake. Moderate is a fair assessment parking is limited and they don't allow overflow parking so get there early.

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1 month ago

Phenomenal hike! The lake is gorgeous. We hiked this with an extended family group, and it's a great one for kids. The only elevation is in the first mile to get up to the lake, and then it's pretty much flat all the way round--so even though it's 7 miles, it's very doable for kids.

We arrived at 7:30am and were one of the only cars there. By the time we got back around 1:00, it was pretty full.

The jumping rock is around 2 miles from the start. We spent an hour or so jumping, which was a blast!

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1 month ago

One of the best hikes we did in our 4-day trip to the Tetons. We didn't do the full loop and just hiked to the south side of the lake, but the views were lovely once we reached the lake and the trial was fairly easy. The trailhead parking lot is small (purposefully) so go early or late (we went at 4pm on a July day and about 1/4 of the parking lot was open).

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1 month ago

One of my favorite hikes to date! You get a little bit of everything and a stunning view of Phelps Lake throughout!

1 month ago

Saw a moose. Day made.

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