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Did this a couple of years back. Amazing hike with amazing views at the top. Not an easy hike so very rewarding once completed.

Very beautiful lake on top. Saw small bear early in AM when we got to the lake. Early AM the wildlife is very abundant.

hiking
8 days ago

Did this hike a little too close to dusk. Passed plenty of people who said they had not seen much in the way of wildlife, but our experience was much different. We saw a herd of elk running through a nearby meadow and a badger scuttling across the trail right in front of us. We did not make it to the ponds, however, because we came across a brown bear about 2.5 miles in. It was on the trail 25 yards ahead of us before we ever saw it, and we did not have bear spray. We immediately hiked up the ridge to distance ourselves, and luckily the ol' bear continued on its way without giving us a second thought. We turned around and went back out the way we came. Fantastic scenery and wildlife, but be smarter than I was!
(1) Do not start a hike at dusk. (2) Carry bear spray. (3) Hike in a group of three or more. (4) Follow any other guidelines provided by park personnel.

Much less crowded than the rest of the park with some unique features in here.

The lake behind the geysers made it that much more interesting...one of my favorite geyser basins.

Went all the way to lake solitude.... fantastic

backpacking
12 days ago

This was my first backpacking trip and it was definitely the best thing I did all year. we did the hike in 3 days and 2 nights, our group took the tram and exited at jenny lake, the views were completely mind blowing! we saw two bears down cascade canyon. we went in august and the weather was perfect, the wildflowers were in season and there were huckleberries everywhere (if you know which ones are huckleberries :))

hiking
15 days ago

Great hike! Good obstacles but i would not call it hard. We backpacked in for a couple of nights and stayed near the shelf lakes to the East of North Gap Lake. Beautiful views, and some of the lakes had fish. I was using dry flies and it seemed they would take about anything I put on top. Will do this hike again one day even if only for the fishing!

Super easy, quick hike, and if that’s what you’re looking for it’s great. Awesome view of the Teton range.

backpacking
21 days ago

We used this trail to connect to other backcountry trails. Great campsites and tons of wildlife.
Bison, Elk, Bear.
Easy.

backpacking
22 days ago

Took tram from Teton village to Death canyon trailhead 4 days 3 nights out. Started in mountain snow and rain through 1st night . Crest trail quite muddy the next few days. My gaiters were a life saver! Be prepared for an extra mile at Death canyon trailhead due to limited parking so overflow is a distance away.

snowshoeing
24 days ago

Great Winter Hike!!
We started ~1mile below the trailhead due to the seasonal closure. We took the trail over to the historic camp, then we went up to the lake overlook and turned it from there. Gorgeous views and very easy terrain. Since it was winter, we left the trail a number of times to explore the area.
If you're a backcountry skier, this is an amazing spot. Climb would only take a couple hours and the lines are spectacular.

hiking
27 days ago

So Much to do here!!

paddle sports
27 days ago

I love to hike in with my inflatable paddle board. It's a beautiful hike in and the lake is great for paddle boarding

snowshoeing
27 days ago

I hike this trail year round and absolutely love it. Snowshoeing is the best on this trail and the views are gorgeous. I usually see wildlife so be prepared, this trail is a must do

hiking
27 days ago

This is an amazing hike. I did it on Xmas Eve with light snow and it was as challenging as it gets (used snow shoes when needed). Would not advise doing what I did, but you won't be disappointed any time. Amazing views. One of the best hikes in the area.

1 month ago

awesome

FAVORITE TRAIL IN TETONS!!!! Go all the way!

These lakes are incredibly beautiful! And the mountains are unreal!

We did not make it all the way but the views were incredible in the canyon!

Real cool spot to check out some hot springs

This trail is amazing, especially cascade canyon. We took 3 days/2 nights to cover 30 miles. Camped outside the national park both nights b/c we didn't have permits. A good amount of elevation change, but totally worth it!

Amazing views. Steep start then a flat, visually stunning hike. This was an all-star hike.

Recently a friend and I planned to hike the Teton Crest Trail. As with any trip to the Tetons, especially during peak season (pretty much Memorial Day to Labor Day), I always suggest having a backup plan or three. Backcountry permits can be especially difficult to attain for top campsites, and so we worked with the rangers to plan a 5 day/4 night trip. Originally planning to go up the north fork of Cascade Canyon and over Paintbrush Divide, a late August snow storm had us rerouting out of Cascade Canyon a day early. Long story short, any outing in the Teton Backcountry is one I enjoy. From forests and steep canyons to alpine tundra, this hike can feel like a different planet every day.
Our Itinerary:
Day 1 - Death Canyon TH to Lower Granite Canyon
Day 2 - Lower Granite to Marion Lake
Day 3 - Marion Lake to Sunset Lake
Day 4 - Sunset Lake to Jenny Lake Shuttle Dock

Did this as a loop hike over the course of 3 days. Rough outline was: Trailhead, Dad's Lake, Barren Lake, Texas Pass into the Cirque, out over Jackass Pass back to trailhead. Surprised at the lack of mosquitoes in early August. AMAZING hike, but Texas Pass is not for the faint of heart. The only other hard part was picking our way down the boulders into the Cirque.

Highly recommend a bit of training before this trip, but the views are so incredibly worth it.

backpacking
2 months ago

Simply wonderful

It was a spectacular hike ❤️. By far my fave.

Trail is impassible without snow shoes and ice picks even in June. If you plan to hike this trail wait until late July August (I found this out the hard way)

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