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One of the best hikes I have ever done. Absolutely breathtaking views the entire way around. We spotted some bears ob the trail ahead of us as well.

We did this as a long day hike in the clockwise direction in July, and the downhill section immediately after the divide was still pretty snowy. We slowly stepped our way down without crampons or anything but it was definitely a little sketchy. Patches of snow after that but nothing we couldn't manage.

Great hike with stunning views. Highly recommended

Just did this oct 14. got within 100m from the top, waist deep snow and after hours of making fresh tracks we called it! Past the junction there was no way to find a trail. With it wind chill we think it was about zero degrees. If you're going to go later this season I suggest gaiters and snowshoes!

Absolutely a unique hike and well worth the effort to get to the top. Views are unparalleled.

This is one of our all time favorite!!
We did the loop down devils staircase..this is a long day but worth everything mike of it ...FYI we try and hike at least once a week and usually 12t Miles so if you have not been hiking maybe hike a bit before you go ...

It was around 5 miles up face trail, and 7 miles down huckleberry. We enjoyed seeing different views on each trail.

Coming from the east coast, this was one of the most spectacular views we have ever seen. Face up, Huckleberry down is the way to go. When you enter the parking lot, the first trailhead is for Huckleberry. Walk a few hundred feet towards South Teton trailhead to get to the trailhead for Face, right next to the outhouse. Bring extra layers for the top, it can get very windy.

Best place ever

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27 days ago

I have been wanting to hike this for a few years now. It was well worth it. Great view of the Tetons.

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27 days ago

Most incredible hike I’ve been on. It has everything. We went in July and there was still snow on part of the trail so missed some switch backs on a steep part but still made it. I got altitude sickness around 9-10k feet but didn’t figure that out until we got back down to 8k. Came across a family of moose and we elected to go back through the valley, same way we went up. We lost the trail a few times due to the snow. Take plenty of water and give yourself time to acclimate to the altitude if possible. I was useless toward the top. Great close up view of Grand Tetons on the table top. Beavers seemed to be following us... maybe some people feed them. Start early, take bear spray, food and water and a good app like this one.

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1 month ago

Great trail! This is also a cattle trail so you may see some wildlife you might not expect! Fun and lots of variation in environment.

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1 month ago

This hike is all about endurance. Once you peel off to the Lake Solitude trail, it definitely becomes more of a mental challenge to push yourself. As other reviewers have posted, the first mile is the hardest in terms of elevation gain. After that, you reach the valley and the views are jaw dropping. A few miles under the blazing sun, broken up by quick jaunts through what looks like an enchanted forest, you reach the Lake Solitude trail on the right. Stop at this spot and have lunch. The views are amazing and the sounds of the river are all around you. Continue pushing on after lunch. The first part of the Lake Solitude trail is in the forest, so you’re in the shade. Then you come out into a valley filled with HUGE boulders. You’re in direct sun from here to the end - about 2 miles. Watch your footing, as the trail here is littered with larger, uneven stones or steps. The last 0.5 mile is the most challenging in terms of pushing yourself. The grade is steep and the path is very rocky. Break often and drink water as much as you can. Turn around often and check out where you’ve come from - you’ll be surprised not only with how much ground you’ve covered, but the amazing views afforded to you. This is definitely a bucket list hike. In terms of timing, allow 8 hours to go at a leisurely pace, take lots of pictures, and allow for break times. We missed the Jenny Lake shuttle on the way back (arrived at 5pm, an hour after they stopped running) and hike to hike ANOTHER 2.7 miles to the car in the parking lot. We knew this was a possibility, but it would have been nice to catch a ride at the end. Either make sure you make the shuttle or mentally prepare for this added mileage. In all, a WONDERFUL hike. Thrilled we did it. I hope this review helps!

Great view!!! It’s a difficult hike if you choose to do face up and down. Made it in 5.5 hours round trip but we hike a lot and are young. I recommend not going down face, it is painful and super steep, take huckleberry down!

Beautiful views the entire trip.

Started this hike at 7:40 from Jenny Lake parking lot and took the (steep) horse trail to meet up with the Cascade Canyon trail near the boat dock. The first mile-ish and last mile-ish of this hike are the hardest in my opinion since they have the most elevation gain. The rest of the hike is pretty smooth sailing other than the length so endurance is a must. We made it to the lake at noon and stayed for about 30 minutes so we could make it back for the boat shuttle. Took a dip in the lake which was amazing. We saw a fox walking along the trail towards us and a moose laying along the water. Made it back to the boat dock at 3:30 even with taking time for lots of photos. 17 miles in total. The views the entire hike are unmatched. 10/10 would do it again!

An amazing day hike. Did it counter clockwise and I’m so glad I did. The final ascent up to the divide was steep and narrow, and the descent down to Lake Solitude seemed like never ending switchback on talus. Saw a black bear and two moose. A beautiful day.

It was an awesome trail and awesome views all the way along. Just be aware!!!!! There are two trails. If you take huckleberry trail both ways it’s 14 miles. Long hike!!! I would recommend face trail up and huckleberry down. Either way it is a long hike but I would not do huckleberry both ways. Safe travels.......

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1 month ago

Hiked this trail with my husband today. We left from string lake. Left at 8:45am. Took 4:08 to top and 3:45 back down. We took our time down (I have knee problems). Saw 3 moose a fox and several marmots. Beautiful hike and tons of waterfalls along the way.

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1 month ago

Beautiful scenic trail. Can’t get enough of the cascade canyon. Not a very technical trail. Endurance matters.

That's a great day hike!

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1 month ago

A very nice hike! But I'd highly recommend doing paintbrush to do a loop. Still, very very nice!

Second time hiking Table Mountain. Went the long way this time Still a fantastic hike. Five hours up and four and a half down. All three of us are in our sixties.

Went up face and down huckleberry. This is my 2nd time on this hike it is truly a Grueling Beauty hike! Toke 3 first timers, had to keep encouraging a couple of them. So worth it at the top. Beautiful views. Toke us 5 hours to get up the face. about 3 1/2 hours down. Great hike.

My husband and I decided to go up Huckleberry and back down Face, and were happy with that decision! The elevation kicked our butts, and the last mile or so we had a hard time catching our breath and had to take it slow. The views were absolutely phenomenal and worth the hard work getting up there! Side note: we did see fresh bear scat on the Face trail. Make sure to take your bear spray and make lots of noise!

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1 month ago

we hiked this the first of July and got snowed out near the top. creek was running super high and made it difficult to cross.

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1 month ago

Made a long day of it, went up and back on Huckleberry. It was tough, but worth the amazing views at the top and the amazing scenery from bottom to top. This was one of the more enjoyable trails I've done in a long time. We took our time, went slow, stopped often to enjoy the surroundings and were still done in roughly 10 hours. Windy at the top, recommend a jacket if you plan to spend any time at the summit.

so far, this is my favorite hike in the tetons. We did this over 2 days.....camped at upper paintbrush. Everything about this hike was amazing. I have a fear of heights and there were a few scary spots but not too bad....only one ice/snow patch that you had to walk across. The views are incredible, and we did this when there was still a fair amount of smoke, so the tetons weren't super visible, but still amazing.

Great hike September 1. Comfortable temperature for single layer except at the start and end. 8 hr total round trip, including the 3 extra miles to go from the Jenny Lake boat launch to the trailhead; we took the $9/person ferry back instead. Recommend you bring plenty of water, and/or a water system (plenty of fresh running water near the top). Had to off-road for a bit due to a family of moose on the trail. No bears, most people were reporting them up near Amphitheater. Fairly busy trail for Labor Day weekend.

Absolutely fantastic views back along the canyon once past the crossroads.

Rate the hike as moderate, very few steep or poorly groomed sections, but simply a challenge due to the length.

Note that the shortcut from inspiration point into cascade canyon is closed 2018, you will have to drop down to the boat launch and follow the cascade canyon signs from there.

This was a pretty difficult hike I thought, especially the last couple miles, but it was beautiful and well worth it. The top of the mountain is pretty windy and chilly (even in August). Stunning views of the Tetons and the valley below. We will definitely do this hike again, hopefully when it's not so smoky though.

I love this hike. I recommend Up and down face.

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