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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.

hiking
2 days 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.......

hiking
10 days 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.

hiking
11 days 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!

hiking
12 days 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!

hiking
18 days 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.

I did this hike 8 years ago today while hiking to lake Holly. A ranger asked me if I was doing the loop.. and I said I wasn’t planning on it... but why not. I will never forget this hike. It took me 8ish hours when I was in the best shape of my life. I ran out of water for the last 6 miles down cascade canyon and was hallucinating. I also lost my cell phone and it was returned to the ranger station (thank you couple). Amazing views of the Tetons coming down cascade canyon. I saw less than 10 people.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved this hike! I went early July so there was still snow the last two miles to the lake. But I was not hard, just a gradual increase the whole way up to the lake. The lake itself is beyond beautiful and so peaceful. Our group left about 7 am and it took us about 3.5 hours to get to the top from our start at the Jenny Lake parking lot. It took about the same coming down but because it was the week of the 4th of July there was a lot of people on the trail in the afternoon. Amazing hike I would love to do it later in the year when the snow has melted!

hiking
1 month ago

absolutely beautiful! first mile can be a little hard, walking up the hill. but after that its an easy long walk thru the valley. the view changes every mile, you will see everything you need to see, the mountains, lakes, rivers, waterfalls.
of course nothing can top the view of the lake at the end.
tons of wild life saw a few mooses and a bear
a MUST hike if you are in the tetons,

hiking
1 month ago

Did this trail two days ago. Took the first boat out across Jenny Lake, finished in 6.5 hours including about 20 minutes at the lake at the top. The last few miles are full of gorgeous wildflowers. Saw three moose and an otter. No bears though (which I’m fine with).

Amazing view along trail and at top.

We did this trail today. We loved it. Parked at String Lake parking lot and hiked to the trailhead. The Ferry may be a better option. Anyway we loved this hike. The last 2.7 miles past Cascade Canyon Fork is amazing with beautiful flowers everywhere! We saw a moose, 3 otters, and a very calm young bear. Getting to the lake is worth it. Beautiful!

What a hike. It is hard but worth it. The divide is awesome. A little sketch at times.

Up and down Face. Excellent hike. It is difficult up and down Face. I probably tore a meniscus although I think I damaged it earlier in the week in Glacier. There is a lot of elevation if you are used to sea level. My wife became a little delirious during the bouldering at the top. The view is incredible. The wild flowers are beautiful. The hike made my wife's period start early and when that happens it means it was a pretty strenuous hike.

hiking
1 month ago

We did this hike on 8/12/18. Because we were making a full day of our hike and were not in a hurry, we chose Huckleberry both up and down. The views are amazing the entire way. This is one of the most beautiful trails I've hiked. We are casual hikers but did not find this trail to be unbearably difficult, just long. I brought my 14 yr old grandson and he had no problems at all. The switchbacks going to the ridge and the last half mile to the top are the most intense, the rest was not too bad. It took us a total of 9 hours with 1/2 an hour on the top for lunch. We will absolutely be doing this trip again next year. Spectacular scenery.

Brutal beauty! We are avid hikers and found this trail to be spectacular, yet difficult. The difficulty can be managed based on hiking objectives. We love diversity in terrain, rock formations, and wildlife. The huckleberry leg of the trail was spectacular in that respect. It's north facing and the vegetation was lush. The most important perspective is how nicely the huckleberry navigates the 4150 elevation gain. Yes, it's was still work, however unlike the Face leg climb or decent which requires you to visually pick every step in highly technical and rocky terrain, the Huckleberry allows you to keep your head up and enjoy the stunning 360 views all the time.

If you are in a hurry, or simply want to reach the Teton vista as the reward, you could choose to scale the face. I would never recommend it to friends unless they are technical hikers, have great lungs, and stamina. The first two miles of the Face are really rugged and steep. No exaggeration! We took it on the decent, and calculated every steep step in loose rock, and wish we hadn't given our climb on the Huck leg. Coming down the Face was treacherous and not worth any time saving given the sacrifice in visual enjoyment. Ironically, there's a sign at the base of the Face leg starting the intense incline, dangers, and recommends against it. For the objectives of hiking enthusiasts, I would concur.

Overall, this bike is among the best for hiking variety, beauty, Teton destination reward!

hiking
1 month ago

Loved this hike. Saw three moose and then a black bear that came walking toward me on the trail. I just got off the trail and he wandered into the woods. I made it to the Lake in just over 3 hours, spent an hour up at the lake and 3 coming down with wildlife picture time. This hike is rated difficult, but I would rate it moderate because I live at altitude. I think a Difficult rating is accurate if you're coming from low altitude and not accustomed to frequent trail hikes. All in all, it was gorgeous and I recommend it!

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