hiking
muddy
1 day ago

Awesome trail. Great for families and dogs. Cool river. The turn around point is uncertain, we went out two miles and turned around. It took our family two hours, stopping some along the way.

hiking
9 days ago

The app doesn’t take you to the trailhead but just follow the sign that says “Trail”. The trailhead recommends bear-spray, but we didn’t see any today. Cute little wildflowers along the trail and a couple small river crossings with stones to hop on. A lot of very happy dogs on the trail.

hiking
muddy
snow
10 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

Well marked trailhead and trail. Dog friendly, beautiful aspens and evergreens. Good for trail run or leisurely hike! Went in early May when the aspens are starting to pop with green... very lovely!

Hiked this in June of 2018 while there was still a good bit of snow on the ground. A beautiful hike with amazing views of the moutains as you walk through them. Lake was still frozen over but it was a great experience. Saw a bear and a few moose alone the way.

hiking
muddy
snow
16 days ago

Easy trail, good for a family trek. It was largely flat, but very scenic. An early river crossing is particularly beautiful. The trail still had some snow and was a little muddy in other spots, but it was a good time.

cross country skiing
icy
muddy
1 month ago

This was my first hike of the year last year and it was super fun! Absolutely one of the prettiest hikes I’ve ever done. We did this on 7/15/19. We hopped in the lake which had a bunch of ice in it in mid July. The hike back seemed kinda long but, hey, that’s what happens when it’s the same trail down as up.

Do this hike almost every summer. Great hike! Highly recommended.

cross country skiing
snow
3 months ago

Narrow trail following snow mobile and snowshoe tracks.

trail percorso agli inizi di settembre 2019 tempo terribile..ha piovuto/nevicato/grandinato ininterrottamente per tutta la durata del trail ...ma nonostante questo..nonostante ci fosse una visibilità di qualche metro e non più..è stato un percorso bellissimo :) purtroppo nn abbiamo visto nessun animale il percorso non ha difficoltà particolari, bisogna solo aver voglia di camminare perché il percorso è davvero lungo..sembra davvero di nn arrivare mai noi personalmente siamo partiti dal parcheggio dello string lake..costeggiando il jenny lake per qualche miglio e poi abbiamo seguito le indicazioni per solitude lake (tutto ciò per paura di non riuscire a prendere il battello al ritorno, mi sembra che l’ultima corsa in quel periodo fosse alle 17(?)..non ricordo esattamente comunque per nn avere vincoli abbiamo escluso il battello) se posso essere d’aiuto per eventuali informazioni lascio la mi mail biffi.eleonora@virgilio.it

hiking
5 months ago

Started snowing on us, but trail was passable with the few inches of snow that was there. Views of the valley, and doesn't get too high up into the mountains. Relatively flat (for being in the foothills)

hiking
snow
6 months ago

Did this hike for my 3rd time yesterday (Nov. 12, 2019). Probably the last chance before more snow and colder temps come in. We brought snowshoes but ended up not needing them since the trail was hard packed snow. But I highly recommend good snow boots and crampons for the top section. The top ridge was super windy, probably a wind chill of 10 degrees. 3-4 feet of snow at the top, which will wear out your energy quickly. Made it to the top in 4 hrs, and took 2 1/2 hrs to come back down (we took Face trail both up and down). I’ve done the Huckleberry route before, but I prefer using Face to descend, saves you tons of time and avoids stream crossings! As long as you have trekking poles and good boots then you’ll be fine going down Face. If you’re really daring, you can even ski down the top half of the trail!

hiking
snow
7 months ago

Did it clockwise on Oct. 14th. Very snowy starting just before solitude lake and persisting over 2km past Holly lake. Given wind loading tracks are hard to follow at times and poles were a necessity. Snow shoes would have been great for the paintbrush divide after the initial descent.

hiking
off trail
snow
7 months ago

Completed this trail on 10/12/19. I did it clockwise. The hike up to Lake Solitude was great especially with the sun out. Then the snow deepened quickly when I started up the paintbrush divide. It was manageable, tried my best to walk on the rocks on the edge but it took me close to 2 and half hours to get to the top of the divide with a lot of frustration in between. The views are spectacular and make you forgot your pain and misery until you realise your you have to hike down. The hike down to paintbrush valley is tricky, there are some switch backs that are barely visible through the snow about 100m or so from the sign but I choose to drop in and cut into the trail which I thought was dangerous due to the depth of the snow, but following the trail seemed more dangerous, beware of the snow ledge as well you don't know how stable it is. Discerning the trail is not easy, I ended up following someone else footprints down to Holly Lake. The snow is about 2-3ft deep down to Holly Lake and sometimes you punch though a gap in the rocks so be careful! Past Holly is fine as the trail is clear to see and reasonably firm but it is long. Snowshoes would be really helpful, do it on a sunny day and leave plenty of time, it took me about 9.5hrs. Would love to see this in the summer!

We hiked this trail yesterday, 10/8 and went to the divide and then back the same way as there was no visible trail beyond that point and very deep snow. It is an amazing hike with lots of great views! The trail had a lot of packed snow lower down and the second half had snow that was 2-3 ft deep which made for a slow and wet ascent. As we got closer to the divide the wind was gusting quite a bit with tiny ice particles stinging our faces. We were prepared with warm clothing, water proof footwear and crampons. We did the round trip in about 8.5 hours with stops for food and photos. Would love to hike again in summer.

hiking
snow
7 months ago

hiked 10/5, we didn't see the face trail head (to the left of the bathrooms) so we took the table trail which we assume to be huckleberry (didn't see a sign anywhere that said huckleberry). we were the first there around 8am, and the snow was pretty challenging. we could not make it to the summit, had maybe a half mile of switchbacks left but once you started climbing up the actual mountain the snow was too deep and the trail was too hard to keep track of. doubled back to leave and by that time others had come into the trail so most of the way back was well packed down or mud. no one passed us going toward the mountain but I don't think the climb is doable with that much snow

hiking
muddy
snow
7 months ago

I was in awe on this entire hike. Absolutely beautiful! We did this hike in one day. Started & ended in the dark. We took our time and took it all in. It took us just just over 14 hours (which I’m told was slow but we enjoy the hike & I take lots of pics). Highly recommend! Did this hike on September 18th. Plan for cold temps and snow. We only crossed one snow field. We left via Leigh Lake Th through Paintbrush Canyon first. We were serenaded by Elk bugles for the first couple hours. Saw a big bull moose. Make sure you turn around once in a while. The views in Paintbrush Canyon are just as spectacular as Cascade Canyon.

Done in a day this might be one of the best long hikes on the planet.

Snowy conditions becoming hazardous at paintbrush divide. Consider bringing snow safety equipment.

Absolutely beautiful trail it was hard but i would go again in a heartbeat. tons of wildflowers lined the trail and beautiful views of the Tetons

fantastic pendulous lichens about halfway in

My family (siblings in early 30s, 60 yr old parents) hiked this trail on 9/19 and absolutely loved it. The views are truly unparalleled. We started around 9am and took the Face trail up. It was rocky and steep, but doable. It levels out around into a meadow around mile 2 - from there until the final push to the summit, the going was easy. The summit looks intimidating, but as you get closer you’ll see footing is abundant. We went slowly and took breaks, and submitted in about 3:30. I cannot stress how beautiful this summit is - truly breathtaking! As others have said, you’ll be in strong winds along the ridge - be prepared with a good shell. We took the huckleberry/north Teton trail down. The initial switchbacks into the canyon were steep but doable. The final 3-4 miles out after that were the most challenging portion of the hike: consistent downhill on tired legs through dense bear country. Thankfully they went by quickly! Total hike time for our group was around 6:30. FWIW, my Garmin clocked 11.1 miles vs the 10.7 reported here. 10/10 recommend this experience!

What a hike! Ran into a bear along the trail so make sure you have a can or 2 of spray just in case. Lot of snow on the ground last summer for this one but the frozen lake with the white mountain backgrounds made for an amazing sight. It was such a beautiful hike on the way back down as well walking right back between the Tetons. It's almost surreal.

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