Teton Canyon to Jenny Lake is a 21.3 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Alta, Wyoming that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until August.

Length21.3 miElevation gain4,317 ftRoute typePoint to point
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Grand Teton National Park charges a fee to enter that varies by vehicle or if entering on foot, horse, or bike. For more information, please visit https://www.nps.gov/grte/planyourvisit/fees.htm.

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Mike Willmore
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Justin Aiello
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I'd like to start this from Teton Canyon to Jenny Lake. Anyone interested in going the opposite way and swapping cars and then meeting up in Victor, Wilson, or Jackson for a bite/drink to celebrate and give back cars? If interested, please call/text me at 786-863-7006. Looking to do this on Saturday (9/26) or Sunday (9/27).

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Greg Zollinger
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Spectacular hike! We caught the boat at Jenny Lake and then hiked to Teton Canyon. We did the hike all in one day and it took us about 12 hours of hiking from getting off the boat to the parking lot in Teton Canyon. It could have been a bit quicker as we were a bit slow going up Hurricane Pass. We had another group going the opposite direction so we could trade cars. We saw four different moose in the main fork of the Teton Canyon. The views of the Tetons in the South Fork of Cascade are some of the best you can find!

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Xiaofei Pu
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A group of 7 of us did this trail in early August 2020. We camped at Basin Lakes overnight where we didn’t need a permit. The mosquitos and flies was vicious and everywhere. We also had a super windy night. The snow had all melted on the trail, there was just one narrow spot with snow melt dripping that made it slippery, but nothing too crazy for passing. The view on the Hurricane Pass is phenomenal! There was easy access to water through out the trail. We used bear cans and bear bags but didn’t see any wildlife except for a few marmots near the pass and two moose in the park. If I do it again, I’d try to camp for two nights on the trail and not rush down the 10mi descent in 4hrs because there were lots of great viewpoints we didn’t get to check out. We took the Jenny Lake ferry to cut down the total hiking distance by 2mi. It was a nice experience!

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Chandler Harr
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Chris Richardson
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Love hiking the Grand Teton trail system. The Caribou-Targhee and Bridger-Teton National forests on the Idaho/Wyoming border is one of the best in the country.

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Angie Rasmussen
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No better way to take in the full grandeur of the Tetons than by immersing yourself into the mountains on foot! Start early in the morning on the Alaska Basin trailhead and follow it all the way up to summit at Hurricane Pass, then swoop back down through Cascade Canyon and finish at Jenny Lake. You can catch the ferry across the lake or hike the last three miles around the Jenny Lake Trail to get to the Visitor's Center. The trail is very well marked the entire 25 miles. Great potential for wildlife sightings (three moose crossed my path), which makes it imperative to carry bear spray and stay acutely aware. A headlamp is also imperative to carry if you start before sunrise or end after sunset. Be prepared for all kinds of weather (including snow at the summit) as well as several water crossings. Most of them you can do without removing your shoes, but it's a good idea to have sandals on hand if you have to use them. This hike is an all-day adventure in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. You won't ever forget it!

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Brian Keith
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Beautiful hike. Saw a bull moose not 20 yards from the trail. Took the boat back across Jenny Lake to save time. Great way to spend a day. Uphill on the front for a couple miles, but levels off into beautiful canyon/meadows.

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Adam Knapp
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I hiked from Jenny lake halfway through the cayon and back with my mother. There was moderate foot traffic until the boat dock. The waterfall, wildflowers, and wildlife were awesome. We stopped by a stream and saw a fox chasing a beaver. Great hike that totaled about 9 miles round-trip.

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TJ McVy
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Just finished this hike (4 days and 3 nights) and it was amazing!!! Hard is a great description of the trail but it's beautiful country. Make sure to have good shoes and be prepared to get your feet wet.

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Gillon Helman
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Disaster day. Trail lost in snow up to 6 feet. Didn’t make it to Alaska Basin. One of the most painful and long days ever. Oh this included a snow storm for most of the morning.

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Jerod Hill
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Rob Wennerberg
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Chris Hunter
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Joseph Kohler
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Jonathan Cluck
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Barrett Kirwan
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