Teton Crest Trail

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Teton Crest Trail is a 25.7 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Teton Village, Wyoming that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until November.

DISTANCE
25.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,828 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

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snow

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no dogs

Lofty heights, great mountain views, wildflowers This is an absolutely magnificent hike with several great conclusions. You can join it to the death canyon trail for a loop hike, through hike the 30 mile teton crest trail (my recommendation), or hike an out and back to marion lake. The hike starts from the top of rendezvous mt above 10,000 feet (unless you really want to make the climb from 4,000 feet yourself). It drops down to a valley and then climbsup the opposite ridgeline. If hiked in mid summer the wildflowers are absolutely fantastic. The trail is easy to follow the entire length but a map is nessicary as not all the trail junctions are well signed. After a brisk climb, aquamarine marion lake is a magnificent lunch spot or a camp for the night. Then another steep climb takes you to the ridge you will follow to the death canyon shelf. Magnificent views abound and there is no shortage of clear cold streams. this hike is a steep up and down that rarely drops below 8,000 feet so dont overestimate yourself

backpacking
1 day ago

An absolutely amazing hike. We did this over 4 days / 3 nights, starting at the top of Rendezvous Mountain and camping on the Death Canyon Shelf, South Fork of Cascade Canyon and Lower Paintbrush. Some of the ascents are challenging, but the views are unparalleled.

backpacking
17 days ago

This is an awesome trail with great scenery and lots of wildlife. There is a lot of elevation change, so it is best done as a multi-day backpacking trip. In the mountains, the weather can change rapidly, so be prepared for sun, rain, or snow. Wildflowers bloom like crazy in August, so that is a great time to go! Here is a full report of the backpacking trip I did along the Teton Crest Trail this year (lots of pics, maps, and other info): https://backpackersreview.wordpress.com/trip-reports/teton-crest-trail/

backpacking
20 days ago

The sunrises that you will see is something that you won’t forget
You have to make sure that you are camping in the right spots so you won’t get in trouble
The Alaska basin is super beautiful and doable for day one and you don’t have to pay for that, we were headed south bound.
If you want more photos or want to ask questions you can contact me through insta @j.wwest

backpacking
1 month ago

Late July-early August flowers are indescribably beautiful. Began at String/Leigh trailhead, 8 nights: 1. Bradley Lake, 2. Phelps Lake 3. Hiked to tram then to Marion Lake 4. Death Canyon Shelf 5. Alaska Basin 6. North Fork 7. Holly Lake 8. Leigh Lake. Best itinerary ever, lots of time to explore and photo.

hiking
1 month ago

Incredible trail, but this description is for just a fraction of it. The Crest Trail is 41 miles long, from Teton Pass to the Paintbrush Canyon Trailhead.

backpacking
1 month ago

This was an awesome trail. It came out to be just under 40 miles. We did 3 nights and 4 days. Started at the tram and camped at Fox Creek, North Fork of Cascade Canyon, and Upper Paintbrush. We came out at String Lake.

backpacking
1 month ago

Gorgeous hike. This map leaves out the hardest but most rewarding part of the trip. The hike up paintbrush pass and the drop into paintbrush canyon is the jewel of the hike. Did the 40ish miles over three night (four days). Took the tram from Teton Village to start the trip and then hiked to Death Canyon Shelf. Second day we stayed at Sunrise Lake. Third night was Lower Paintbrush Canyon.

10 months ago

Absolutely wonderful experience. Quite the challenge in certain areas, but to each challenge, the reward is tenfold.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Great trail! great views! We did this over 4 days. has some great passes that test you physically. We ended our trip by hiking to the Teton lodge tram. That was the toughest hike of the trip, but great views riding down. if I do it again I would go South to North.

hiking
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Dogs are NOT allowed on this trail, as described. I recommend the full Teton Crest Trail (40m) starting from the Pass / Phillips Trailhead : https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/teton-crest-trail--9

backpacking
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

I had the opportunity to do this Trail back in August of 2015 the trail is absolutely beautiful and would recommend it. I live in Pennsylvania and I'll go back just to do it again! bear spray is highly recommended as well as boots that support your ankles.

backpacking
Friday, July 01, 2016

Did this in August 2015 but came out through Cascade Canyon. Simply beautiful. While you need to carry bear mace we had no issues. Hammock camped in several different spots including the Alaskan Basin. Unfortunately, we did this at the same time the two girls were killed climbing the grand Teton. Here is a video tour: https://youtu.be/N_eAJAHtlp0 Enjoy

hiking
Thursday, August 06, 2015

5 days in the Tetons! Wildflowers are amazing this time of year. Summer mountain snow storm was interesting. Huckleberries were out as well. Great vistas and views. Be prepared for a variety of weather and temperature. Trekking poles are helpful. Parts of the trail are granite rock and its nice to have the poles, also solid footwear. Your feet will ache a little at the end of the day. This was an amazing adventure. 5 stars for sure!

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