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This was one of the most magical hikes I’ve ever done! Park in Lupine Meadows then follow the trail for Amphitheater and Surprise Lakes. Follow this up steady switchbacks blanketed in multicolored wildflowers. It’s a steady ascent and as you take breaks along the way you get amazing views of Bradley and Taggart Lakes with Jackson Hole and meadows in the distance. Stay right/straight after 3 miles when you get to the junction of Garnet Canyon and Surprise/Amphitheater Lakes. The unmaintained trail will begin in the elbow after the first switchback past the Garnet Canyon junction. Here’s where the real fun starts. You will see a small dirt path, sometimes with fallen trees in the way but follow this until you get to the first boulder field. Stay to the left as you approach the first boulder field and look for cairns to mark the trail. The trail evens out a bit before you meet the second, more difficult, boulder field. Take it slow and steady, being sure of your footing and looking for cairns to help show you the way. Be prepared for some scrambling and bring lots of water. Finally, when you almost feel like giving up, you’ll reach the elusive Delta Lake with the majestic Grand Teton at its base. Enjoy a dip in the frigid glacial lake after a long hike and refuel before making the trek down. The way down was harder for me as it’s easy to slide in the loose dirt or to lose the trail through the field. Again, slow and steady and you’ll do fine. We went to the visitors center to ask the rangers for advice and they couldn’t give us any. We’re grateful for AllTrails, hikers blogs, and talking to locals to help us find this hidden gem! It’s definitely not easy but I promise it’s worth it!

Great hike. Very thankful for the AllTrails app. We lost the trail for a short time on our return trip. Would highly recommend downloading the map so you can know your local as it relates to where the trail is. The last portion up the lake is tough but well worth it when you see the view at the lake.

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2 days ago

Starts out pretty steep but wide enough and not too hard to walk up. Once you get to the creek it’s a nice spot to stop and wet down your arms and neck to cool off in the summer. From that point on it is very mellow. Gets a little narrow in some spots with vegetation encroaching on the trail but for the most part the trees and foliage provide a nice amount of shade. I only made it about 5 miles in before turning around to catch the shuttle back. Several great canyon clearings and heading the roar of the cascades as you approach the louder sections is a great motivator.

I could imagine it being a pain to come back down the steep part if it is crowded with people coming up from the shuttle. As long as you track your progress and keep time it seemed nice to go out later in the day and catch one of the shuttles going back around 6pm (last one was at 7pm) but don’t cut it too close unless you’re prepared to hike a couple hours back to the visitor center without taking the boat.

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2 days ago

Incredible

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2 days ago

Took my wife and two boys (7+9) up the cascade canyon trail to the big waterfall- seemed like about 4 miles in one way. Took the Jenny lake ferry - $45 for 2 adults/2 kids, round trip. 10 min boat trip, every 15 min or so. Holds 40 people. You can skip the ferry, but 2.5 mi hike. Last ferry leaves 7pm. The hiking took about 5 hrs round trip, lots of breaks and lunch. Weather sunny, low 80’s. Mosquitoes in the shaded areas, but not bad. The first mile is tough uphill climb, but levels off after that. Used about 6 quarts of water/drink w 4 of us. The creek the trail follows is absolutely gorgeous! You can put your feet in it roughly halfway up the trail. Boys were very tired at the end. Jenny lake is beautiful against the mountains. There is a small boat ramp to the left of the main ramp, about 1/4 mike hike away where you can park also.

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2 days ago

Incredible views, definitely worth the challenge. The hike is miss-rated on all trails and should be rated hard. Bring lots of water and solid hiking shoes. Like the reviews say below me, the trail is not well marked, but manageable. Stay to the left of both bolder fields on the way up. The lake is unbelievable though and I'd highly recommend the trail.

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4 days ago

Did the hike July 6th and while there was no snow at the summit or the divide, there was quite a bit along the ridgeline between Albert and Static Divide. I would advise you bring trekking poles, crampons, or an ice axe to help traverse the snow safely if you're hiking before the snow melt concludes.

The way up through Death Canyon is gorgeous and very well maintained, though much more highly trafficked. The trail from the basin to the divide was mostly fine, but it is not marked. If the snow is covering wide swaths of trail it can be tricky to keep track. A map or GPS might be handy if this makes you nervous. From the divide to Static Peak there isn't really a trail, so you'll have to do your best to not crush the Alpine plants by hopping from rock to rock.

No climbing is necessary unless you are trying to avoid a snow traverse.

If you have time, find your way to the top of Mt Albert for an excellent view of Phelps Lake.

Did this trail a couple weeks ago! Was my first trail I had ever done at Grand Teton and I'll tell you this is gorgeous. Do yourself a favor and hike the full length of the trail to the sign at the end! But keep in mind that the trail is long. I started at the string lake trail head so this trail was around 12 miles round trip. The beginning is a little tough. A small speed bump if you will. But once you get up into the canyon your crushing it for days man. It's a cruise the sights are awesome aqua blue river with the teton range on both sides of you. One of my favorite hikes to date! If you are going to Grand Teton NP make this your top on your to do list!!!

Great hike!! Don’t miss it. Moderate uphill for 3 miles and then 1 hard mile to lake. Last mile is tough. Couple trees down. Rock scramble fun. Beautiful lake. Did it with my 10 year old son in 4 hours and 30 minutes. Plan on 4-7 hours round trip depending on fitness.

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6 days ago

Amazing hike! I would rate it as hard (at least for this ‘moderate’ hiker) the first part, before you break off the surprise lake trail, is moderate. Nice uphill climb with great views. When you break off to start the journey towards delta lake, it gets tough. Steep with a couple boulder fields to get through. Make sure you wear the right shoes! I recommend a solid pair of hiking boots for this one as you run into snow and steep terrain. Worth the hike though. The view is breathtaking! Can’t wait to try another one in grand Teton!

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6 days ago

This is one of my new favorite trails. Hiked 6/24/18. Gorgeous views the whole way... tons of wildflowers. We saw a bunch of marmots and deer. Several people warned us of a bear and cubs on the trail, but we never saw them (thankfully). I would say this trail was moderate until you break off of the Amphitheater Lake trail and get on the less-traveled Delta Lake trail. The boulder fields and uphill climb to get to the lake were very intense. You’re “almost there” for what feels like forever. But man, once you make it, IT’S SO WORTH IT!!!! The color of the lake is unreal. Just incredible. Bring a lot of water and wear good shoes. Enjoy!

Didn’t do nearly all of this one. Just a mile in to the small waterfall. Challenging climb up though from the Jenny lake trail.

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7 days ago

Did Static & Albright on July 7th. Some of the snow fields you have to cross to reach Static are a bit sketchy, so an ice axe wouldn't be a bad idea. We did it without and axe and we were fine, but would have felt safer with one.

Great and easy hike. My family and I use this hike as our acclimation hike on our first day. Great views and great forest trail!

Done this hike 3 times already and it never fails to take my breath away. Stunning from the boat ride across Jenny Lake to Inspiration Point to the marshes surrounding Cascade Creek. Every time we have seen at least one moose, the most recent time it was a bull that stepped out onto the trail ahead of us and walked along it for a while, very cool but also a little scary. Incredible panoramic views no matter what part of the trail you're on. By far my favorite hike in the park!

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8 days ago

Awesome trail! A little rough uphill at the beginning. In all its a moderate hike not bad at all. My 7 and 10 y.o. were able to complete with no problems. 5-10 minute hike after the cascade is some swimming holes. If you are brave take a dip but it’s freezing.

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9 days ago

Incredible trail! The last mile or so is up a boulder field with water running underneath. The lake is cold but feels great to jump in after a hot scramble up the mtn.

Awesome hike with incredible views the entire time. I would however rank this hike as easy to moderate. The first section of the hike is a bit uphill but it flattens out shortly after the initial elevation gain. Keep your eyes open for wildlife!

This was an incredible hike. The view at the top was breathtaking. I would without a doubt rank this hike as difficult. Bring a lot of water and get ready for an intense uphill climb through the boulder fields before you reach the breathtaking view at the top. Highly recommend!

This is by far one of my most favorite hikes that I've ever done. Did this on June 30th and the abundance of wildflowers, wildlife, cascades, waterfalls, and different sceneries were utterly breathtaking.

We took the shuttle across. Hiked to hidden falls then back to the old horse trail (the trail you have to use to hike cascade canyon this summer due to construction at inspiration point.), then had a grand 'ol time! We saw one pretty big black bear that was no more than 20 feet from the actual trail, a HUGE bull moose hanging out at the fork leading into solitude lake, and a ton of marmots, pikas and other adorable critters. We clocked a little over 13 miles from just hiking from hidden falls back down to the old horse trail and all the way to the fork. We ended up hiking the extra 2.5 miles back to the Jenny Lake parking lot instead of getting a round trip on the shuttle. Please do yourself a favor and do this hike if you plan on visiting the Grand Tetons.

(This hike is moderate if you're used to inclines. It also is not that heavily trafficked. The crowds thin out after the first mile-mile and a half. Go early and you'll have it to yourself!)

Not a difficult trail to hike or navigate, unsure why this is graded so steeply. Great views, always worth it to head up to Solitude.

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10 days ago

Great hike! Definitely makes for a good day and if you're feeling ambitious and you veer right off of static divide you can also hike up to Albright peak. Hiked on July 4th and was still snow blocking parts of the trail up high but alternate routes can easily be found. Great view of buck mountain and the gros ventres from the summit.

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10 days ago

One of the best scenic hikes we’ve done in the Tetons! Color of the water at the top was aqua and incredible the views cannot be beat. Was pretty difficult I wouldn’t rate it as moderate especially towards the end it is very steep and the trail is not well marked since it is now kept up with the National Park.

This trail is definitely not hard, it should be marked between easy and moderate. The first mile of the trail you are uphill the whole time and that’s the hardest part once that is over you level off for the rest of the trail and is very easy. Pretty crowded, and would say is pretty overrated, if you finish this hike at the top go to solitude Lake you will be much more impressed and satisfied.

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11 days ago

This hike is a must do!!! We took the shuttle across Jenny Lake and hiked to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point first. Unfortunately the trail was partially closed so we weren’t able to connect directly to the trail to Cascade Canyon, and this added a bit of mileage to our day since we had to go all the way back to where the ferry dropped us off to begin. The first part of the Cascade Canyon trail is HARD! We had to stop frequently to catch our breath. Once we got past the forest section, it was pretty easy going. We saw two moose close to the end of the trail! I would definitely hike this trail again!

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11 days ago

Great trail. Ferried across Jenny Lake first and started the 9 mike round trip hike to the Cascade Canyon fork. About a mile of incline at first but smoothed out after that. Amazing views of the canyon. I was lucky enough to catch a moose and her calf feeding on this hike.

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12 days ago

Was an amazing hike. Well worth the effort. This hike should not be labeled moderate however. Had to hike through two boulder fields and approximately 50 yards of very steep elevation gain at the end of the trail. Stay left of the second boulder field as there is better a better trail there.

Beautiful hike. We walked around Jenny Lake as well instead of taking the boat shuttle for a ~14 mile hike. Next time, if snow is melted/crampons are not required, we would want to do Paintbrush Divide as well.

Me and friend would love to do this hike tomorrow is anyone is interested in joining us. 5/6 +2698306280

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13 days ago

Hiked this excellent trail as a day hike July 2nd starting on String Lake Trail along the Northwest side of Jenny Lake. Amazing views along Jenny Lake and spots along Cascade creek and the upper meadows once you hit this trail. The uphill portion can be challenging at times with 1000 VF climb but worth the effort. The trail does get a bit crowded as the day goes on so plan to get out early.

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