Teton Crest Trail is a 33.8 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.
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
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
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.
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
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!