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Static Peak is a 16.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Moose, Wyoming that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September.

Distance: 16.8 miles Elevation Gain: 5,423 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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snow
2 days ago

Amazing views Completed on 7/3. About two miles away from static divide. Some snow fields. Good foot holds. Trekking poles helpful. Once at the divide. Snow for days. Def would have been a lot easier with crampons. We scrambled the rock ridge which was easy and fine to get back on the trail. Worth the craziness of the elevation change.

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19 days ago

Beautiful trail with great scenery. I worked in GTNP all of last summer and explored most trails in the park, this was one of my favorites. Would definitely recommend!

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rocky
snow
1 month ago

Pretty trail, great views, black bears present toward trail head.

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snow
9 months ago

Amazing views. Bring a jacket as it can be cold and very windy at the top. Didn’t see any bears today.

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10 months ago

trail is in excellent shape. views are breathtaking up top. beware the climb at the lake on the return. it will gas you.

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10 months ago

Saw a few bears. Decent view at the top, but for me the ends did not justify the means. No real good sights along the trek until the top. Very sunny on way down - bring sunscreen for sure.

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10 months ago

Beautiful trail with excellent views. Terrain is simple all the way to the summit and there is a well maintained trail for 90% of the route. Route finding is straight forward and there’s no ice left at all so don’t bother with an ice axe and there’s no scree to deal with either. It’s a long hard days walk but I’d definitely recommend it.

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10 months ago

It’s a pretty long hike, but definitely achievable! There is no longer snow on the trail (as of 8/6/19). The views of Phelps Lake and Death Canyon along the way are spectacular. We started the trail at 6:30 and summited just after 11:30. The “scramble” to the top is hardly a scramble at all— there’s a path all the way to the top! Saw a grizzly and two cubs climbing a tree early into the hike and a tree fell right in front of us at the end. Great views from the top and a lovely, though exhausting, hike overall.

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no shade
scramble
snow
11 months ago

This trail offers incredible views of Phelps Lake, Death Canyon and Jackson Hole. truly a breathtaking experience but be prepared for seemingly endless switchbacks and traversing snow into late July. there were three points in the last leg that I had to rely on an ice axe and was thankful to have crampons. The best surprises was the swarm of ladybugs at the summit.

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Wed Jul 03 2019

July 2, 2019. Fun trail, but wasn't able to make it to the awesome parts. I turned around about 2.3 miles after the patrol cabin at the top of Death Canyon because there was too much snow!

Sun Sep 30 2018

Absolutely incredible hike. We started around 6:30 in the dark, summited the peak at 11, and were back in the parking lot around 3:30. We ran into a black bear a few miles in, but it minded it's own business and we didn't need to use bear spray. Plan to carry the spray just in case.

Sat Sep 29 2018

this is an awesome hike. We did not make it to the peak but we did make it to Static Divide. From there we turned around and our GPS said 18.4 mi RT so it's a little bit longer then this map says. we recommend bear spray -it's bear country. Hike smart and alert. Views were spectacular at every turn. From the lake to alpine lakes to granite to peaks- just crazy amazing. happy hiking!!

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Thu Sep 13 2018

One of the best hikes in the Tetons. I live about an hour from here so I do this trail twice a year. Going fast with light gear if you are a strong hiker can make it to the summit in 2-3 hours. I have seen bear and moose on the early morning up the trail. Lots of edible wild berries and raspberries on the rock stair cases by the water fall. Great views of the valley and Tetons at the top. Best time of the year is July and Aug but I have dont it late September. On the way down stop at the stream by the old cabin to cool off and relax in the very cold water! If you have a water filter there is water almost all the way up so you dont have to take a lot of water. Again there are bear but only if you leave early am before 7. Lots of traffic on the lower level but not so much on the west side for the last 4 miles up. Long hike but elevation is only at 11,300 at top

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Mon Sep 03 2018

Visiting the Tetons from a part of the country with much lower elevation and less mountains, this trail was insanely difficult. I wouldn't recommend it for those not conditioned. However, incredible views throughout the entire hike! Lakes, streams, waterfalls, a cabins, mountains, wildflowers, this hike has it ALL! Do bring plenty of food and water. Also bring bear spray. The trail goes directly through a hillside covered in berries about 2 miles from the trailhead. There were fresh paw prints and scat on the trail and other hikers reported seeing a large brown bear.

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Fri Aug 24 2018

If you're planning on doing the Teton Crest Trail, I would not recommend this trail to get into the Alaska Basin. It's absolutely beautiful but the switchbacks felt like an eternity. Also, watch out for crazy weather up there is well.

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Sun Aug 12 2018

We planned to hike this, but access was closed and we would have had to drive an hour to another access point. We hiked Surprise and Amphitheatre instead. Nearby and awesome hike!

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Sat Aug 04 2018

Pretty intense hike, switchbacks seem like they will never stop but the PEAK IS 100% WORTH THE EFFORT! Amazing views, 360°.

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Mon Jul 30 2018

We went up today and the snow has almost entirely melted. There is only a 15-20 foot stretch that we passed without issue.

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Wed Jul 18 2018

Hiked July 11, 2018. By far the most beautiful views of all the trails I've hiked in the Teton Region. Definitely worth the effort. The only issue we had was about 800 ft below the summit, we hit a pretty dangerous looking patch of snow completely covering the trail. Prior to this we were able to find ways around the snow, which covers a lot of the trail after taking a left at the saddle (away from Albright Peak). I didn't feel comfortable crossing this last one, and so at 10,500 ft we prayed for our friends who had already crossed (they had ice axes), and made our decent. Don't let this discourage you from climbing to where we did, as the views are arguably the best in the park (that excludes the major peaks, of course). Take ice axes, which can be rented for around 8$ in town, crampons, trekking poles, and bear spray. We spotted a moose after the Ranger station, but nothing more after that. Also bring your bug spray because the mosquitos are really bad up on the saddles, and really anywhere you stop. If you don't feel comfortable crossing the snow at such a steep angle, simply turn around. the peak itself looks like a big green hump, and I believe tops out at 11,300 ft. Anyone who has done it knows it's SO worth it!

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Fri Jul 13 2018

Did the hike July 6th and while there was no snow at the summit or the divide, there was quite a bit along the ridgeline between Albert and Static Divide. I would advise you bring trekking poles, crampons, or an ice axe to help traverse the snow safely if you're hiking before the snow melt concludes. The way up through Death Canyon is gorgeous and very well maintained, though much more highly trafficked. The trail from the basin to the divide was mostly fine, but it is not marked. If the snow is covering wide swaths of trail it can be tricky to keep track. A map or GPS might be handy if this makes you nervous. From the divide to Static Peak there isn't really a trail, so you'll have to do your best to not crush the Alpine plants by hopping from rock to rock. No climbing is necessary unless you are trying to avoid a snow traverse. If you have time, find your way to the top of Mt Albert for an excellent view of Phelps Lake.

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Tue Jul 10 2018

Did Static & Albright on July 7th. Some of the snow fields you have to cross to reach Static are a bit sketchy, so an ice axe wouldn't be a bad idea. We did it without and axe and we were fine, but would have felt safer with one.

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Sun Jul 08 2018

Great hike! Definitely makes for a good day and if you're feeling ambitious and you veer right off of static divide you can also hike up to Albright peak. Hiked on July 4th and was still snow blocking parts of the trail up high but alternate routes can easily be found. Great view of buck mountain and the gros ventres from the summit.

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Fri May 25 2018

1.Extremely difficult if you are not conditioned. 2. Can only reach the peak in July and August because of snow melt 3. Bring bear spray 4. Nice cold mountain springs along the way for a quick dip. 5. No dogs allowed 6. All types of weather so make sure you are prepared.

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Mon Sep 18 2017

Insanely beautiful hike. Not much traffic, especially if you go in the early fall months. The trail is really well maintained, and the forks are marked, so getting lost isn't a possibility. There are a decent amount of moose at the top of the canyon where the trail levels out before the second half of the uphill climb, so keep your eyes out.

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