Explore the most popular hiking trails near Jackson with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Fun and quick workout.

Awesome trail! Recommend going early. We hit trail around 7am and managed the just over 7.35 mi hike in just under 4 hours. Recommend huckleberry point on the trail. No bears seen, but dropping’s for sure several points on the trail. Little to no traffic on trail before 10am. As we came back to parking lot, it was packed.
For the real adventurous ones, there is a rock about 30 feet over the water that was fun to jump off into! We took advice and went counter clockwise, rock to jump was about 4.5 miles in. Parked at the preservation center. Everything was beautiful and perfect!

hiking
4 days ago

Fun trail. My family and I hiked Phelps Lake and went up to the overlook. Took around 4. 5 hours. I would rate the hike around the lake as easy, and the hike up to the overlook as moderate.

hiking
4 days ago

Awesome hike. Huckleberries were one of the main highlights.

Driving up to the trailhead of Death Canyon was very bumpy and much suited for an ATV! I was so thankful we had a truck that could handled this terrain. The beginning of the hike was not strenuous because it was a gradual uphill to the gorgeous view of Phelps lake and we saw marmots! From the top, the trail went down hill that lead us to a gradual uphill back up the canyon where we saw bear scat and waterfall! Overall, the hike was great!

hiking
7 days ago

We did the Bradley and Taggart Lake trail counterclockwise like some reviews had suggested and it was great as there were constantly stunning views of the Tetons and, while there was some uphill hiking, none of it was overly strenuous. If you get there relatively early you also get the benefit of the trail not being very crowded like it is later in the afternoon. This is definitely a good hike if you only have a day to spend in the park.

I also did part of the Valley Trail from where it meets at Bradley lake until just after the junction between the Garnet Canyon and Amphitheater Lake trails. It is a much more difficult trait with a lot of elevation gain, but there were a lot of incredible views of the lakes and the park valley. Unfortunately, I was running low on time and water and had to turn around before reaching Amphitheater Lake, but would love to come back and try it again.

Great trail. So many wildflowers and meadows
We did see a baby moose
We really enjoyed this !

This was my favorite day hike! We went in early June and saw a black bear with her 2 cubs, 2 Moose, these amazing birds at the Lilly pond and a marmot family! Pretty easy and spectacular scenery. I didn’t want it to end!

Beautiful! We hiked all the way around the lake and then included this quick little detour. So glad we did!

Awesome trail

We had a great time, walked there and got ferry back as kids were fading from heat at that point. Falls are beautiful.

hiking
13 days ago

Fun little trail with a lot of friendly people. Well worth the time spent with the family in a really beautiful place.

trail running
13 days ago

Nice single track, but it’s narrow in spots with the wildflowers and brush. Wear pants or prepare for some light scratches. Tons of wildflowers and scenic views!

hiking
13 days ago

Great hike. Hiked it counter-clockwise for best views. However, we saw steaming piles of grizzly poop, two large and two smaller. If you look at this thread, one month ago, one grizzly mom and two cubs were seen. Then they closed the trail on the right side a week ago. I can see why. You are definitely entering the home of a grizzly family, so be careful. Carry bear spray. The cubs might now be old enough to be bold and run down to the lake without mama, and you could be caught in the middle. We saw lots of little kids on the hike.

hiking
14 days ago

Great hike. All clear of snow and lots of beautiful wildflowers along the way. Got to enjoy the summit with less wind than normal!

backpacking
15 days ago

We did this hike 7/4-7/5. It was PACKED. There were so many families and large groups hiking. It was overall a beautiful hike with lots of wildflowers. We only saw marmots (one that ate my boyfriend’s shoes!), and were hoping to see other wildlife but didn’t. We passed a ranger who checked our backpacking passes and told us a bit about the canyon and Tetons in general. There was no snow to pass over, just avalanche debris which was fairly easy. The river and waterfalls are beautiful. We had a harder time hiking back out to our car, as it was full sun and 85+ degrees outside. Overall a great hike, but would pick a different one next time we’re in the Tetons.

We were there in late June and we were not able to do the full hike because of the snow. But it was gorgeous. Mountain peaks, clear mountain streams, wildlife (moose, marmots, deer). If you can snag the upper campsite of the lower Paintbrush trail, it was spectacular.

hiking
17 days ago

made it to the trail split and then some bad looking weather scared us. this trail is beautiful, especially all the flowers in the beginning. WARNING: getting to the trailhead is a bit difficult without 4 wheel drive or high clearance vehicle. We parked about 1 mile away and walked up the road. Hopefully will do this trail again later and make it to the top.

Skipped the boat and hiked from Leigh lake area adding 2 miles each way onto this short uphill hike to the falls. It was early evening and raining as I started this jaunt so the trail was empty and the little guys (marmot etc...) knew it as they were everywhere. Passing an osprey nest (educated guess) with a visible baby sitting atop was a cool extra to the storm cloud backdrop of the Tetons. After the quick uphill to the falls I was rewarded with a sudden halt to the rain and some beautiful late evening sunshine to accompany a breathtaking view of the falls. Definitely continue onward to lower inspiration point (all trails continuing upward were closed) for a view of the valley below. I loved this hike as it allows all levels of hikers to reach the finish line. You can take the boat trip and make the trip just over 1.5 miles or walk around Jenny lake and add a few extra miles (dealers choice).

hiking
19 days ago

We did this hike on Thursday. Part of the trail was closed due to bear activity, so we just hiked to the overlook, then turned back. 4 stars only because we got eaten alive by bugs—wear big spray and a lot of it! We saw marmots on the hike, and moose on the drive in.

hiking
19 days ago

This was a fabulous hike. Our family hiked this last week. A portion of the trail was closed due to bear activity, but we did see a Moose and her calf. Fabulous area and not crowded.

hiking
19 days ago

Hiked this June 30, 2018–beautiful wildflowers but still a decent amount of snow to get to the summit. Still doable but it slowed us down! Definitely a favorite hike.

Still beautiful, but half the trail was closed due to bear activity. We did this 4 days ago. we couldn't do the loop counter clockwise, but went pretty far the other way...parked at the preserve parking lot & hiked. the preserve sanctuary museum is wonderful. All & all it was about 9.4 miles. saw a doe & her baby as well as a close up of a momma moose and her baby

hiking
26 days ago

4X4 high clearance vehicle is a must to get to the trailhead. We had to park a mile down the gravel road to get there. That mile was okay as a first mile to this hike, but torturous on our tired feet as the final mile.

At the hike, a steep first section evens out on the ridge and offers great views of the Tetons. Bugs usually leave me alone, but these bugs were hungry for my flesh and I came away covered in bites. Didn't see any wildlife apart from the bugs and squirrels. There was still a bunch of snow covering the steep final push to the lake, which we weren't prepared for, so unfortunately we didn't finish. Plenty of shade and high enough elevation that it wasn't very hot.

Nice walk around Jenny lake with pretty falls. Saw a few chi monks and a marmot.

Got here at 5:30 a.m. to start my hike. Walked Bradley and Taggart trail, didn't see another person until reaching the trail head. Very peaceful, seen a couple of mule deer, one had a fawn!

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike. 50s and raining when we went. In late May there was snow on the trail in only a few locations. Pretty quiet this time of year. We only saw three other groups of people over the ~5 miles. Great views of Taggert and Bradley lakes.

One of the best parts of going this time of year was the melting snow made the streams more like rapids.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail is a must this time of year for plant life and flowers. We took on the trail clockwise around the lake detouring a couple miles up Death Canyon. If you look at the lake a as clock face 6 to I o’clock offer the verity of plant and animal life. The vistas were great. As parking is limited arrive early. The good news less parking equals less people.

1 month ago

The loop part of this map is under construction, so I was a little disappointed by that. the second half walks right along the river :( The trail was a little too crowded for my taste as well. Parking seemed like an issue around noon when I finished

It was beautiful and had a great view of the lake and waterfall

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