Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

It’s a rough one, but the location and views are great if you are staying in DT Jackson!

The hike starts a little slow but afer 2-3 miles in really opens up! I recommend climbing past the boulders and continuing up the snow. You will not be disappointed with this one

hiking
5 days ago

Lots of nice trails to the lake. Went swimming when we arrived and it was amazing. Love the jumping rock!

Hiking is beautiful and moderate. Heard and saw lots of kids wading in the lake Water is pure and clear.

Cool place! Went yesterday. Awesome trails! The jumping rock is great.

Absolutely gorgeous. Crowds annoying at the beginning and end but they thinned out near the lake.

hiking
12 days ago

There was a beautiful meadow of wildflowers and all around there was lush greenery. Got to see 5 bears, a beaver, a white tailed deer, a blue jay, and even heard woodpeckers in the distance! The lake was a gorgeous green color, reflecting all the trees and surrounding mountains.

After hiking the steep trail, you will see an amazing view of the Jackson town for reward.

I went up the Snow King Summit trail and down the Sink or Swim trail to make a loop. Great hike but I think I would have preferred the opposite direction (starting up Sink or Swim and down the summit trail). Either way, great views. Lotsa wild flowers. And you can take the chairlift down for $5 if your trip up was enough. It took about 45 minutes up the summit trail at a pretty fast pace.

Amazing property.

hiking
19 days ago

We hiked this trail from the Rockefeller Preserve, counter clockwise this morning starting around 7:45 am. Our group of 10 loved the hike and it was well worth it getting there early as we were one of the few groups on the trail. We saw a small to middle sized black bear near the Huckleberry area and it knew we were there and we were thrilled to see it eat berries. Once it passed by us, we moved on and our kids then enjoyed jumping off of the Phelps Lake cliff and all 6 of them jumped in to the water off the cliff. This is a definite must hike for the area and it is definitely more easy than moderate for occasional hikers. Rock Chalk baby!

walking
19 days ago

Discovered this trail on our mid September trip last year and it is now my favorite trail! Beautiful views along the trail and I could’ve spent hours at the lake. We even saw a moose in the creek on the way back! Park at Rockefeller.

hiking
20 days ago

A three hour hike around a beautiful lake
An easy ramble for the entire family of hikers.
Outstanding views. Wonderful Moose sighting.
The beach walk does not link back to the main path.

walking
20 days ago

Beautiful hike on the trail today including an up close encounter with a moose! Hiked counter clockwise from the Rockefeller Preserve. Highly recommend this direction. Exceptional views! 8:45am start 12:00pm finish with stops along the way. Abundant wildlife, fortunately No bear sightings, but plenty of droppings along the way.

Hiked with my beautiful wife on July 13, 2018. The view gets progressively better and better as you go. There are some places to fill up with ice cold water along the way, and make sure you plan for some time to sit among the large rocks at the top. Challenge: see if you can keep a bare foot in the water for 15 seconds - I did.

Fun and quick workout.

hiking
28 days ago

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
1 month 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
1 month ago

Awesome hike. Huckleberries were one of the main highlights.

hiking
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month 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.

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.

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).

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