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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!

Beautiful hike! Longer than what it says here. Can't get far without a Bug spray though, the mosquitoes will suck you dry!

hiking
12 hours 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.

This is a challenging trail due to the descent to the Yellowstone River 1500 feet! You have to go up it too! The surface on those switchbacks is loose and adds to the fun. The plateau and views of the Yellowstone are very cool as is the remote nature of this trail. We saw bison, pronghorn, plenty of bear sign, and otters!

hiking
16 hours 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.

20 hours ago

Great views. Doable with polesfor us with sore knees!

Awesome hike!! We had only planned to do Cascade canyon, but when we reached the fork, we didn’t quite feel like that was a good location to turn back, so we decided to head towards the lake. About 0.5 miles after the fork, the trail opened up and the views of the Tetons were just unbelievable. It was one of the most incredible places I have ever seen. There were some campsites in the area, next time i would definitely stay overnight just to enjoy the view for longer. The lake was partly frozen, but we dipped our feet in. On the way out, we saw a grizzly mom and cup on the trail. There were enough people around to be safe. Regardless, I would highly recommend to bring bear spray.

Easy and flat. Unfortunately had to cut it short about two miles from the point because of beer sighting.

hiking
1 day ago

Great trail, amazing views. Go counter clockwise. Steep descent, less strenuous ascent.

Stunningly beautiful!

hiking
1 day ago

Won’t call it a hike, but great views from the overview locations 600’ and 1200’ down a sidewalk from the parking lot.

Easy hike to a great view from the brand new viewing platform. Didn’t have time to explore Fairy Falls with our 5 and 10 yo’s and their 70+ grandmother, but will in the future.

Did this with our 5 and 10 yo, along with their 70+ grandmother. Great trail from a former road. If you miss the eruption, there is plenty to do and explore until the next.

We got there about 5 minutes after it finished and spent the intervening 2:30 exploring the river, unmarked hot springs, and having lunch. The greatest benefit was the opportunity to watch the geyser’s entire eruption sequence.

Afterwards we visited Old Faithful, and the kids were less than impressed after watching Lone Star.

Did this with our 5 and 10 yo, along with their 70+ grandmother. Great trail from a former road. If you miss the eruption, there is plenty to do and explore until the next.

We got there about 5 minutes after it finished and spent the intervening 2:30 exploring the river, unmarked hot springs, and having lunch. The greatest benefit was the opportunity to watch the geyser’s entire eruption sequence.

Afterwards we visited Old Faithful, and the kids were less than impressed after watching Lone Star.

Open for swimming! Great place, plenty of safe areas for kids and fun areas for adults. Recommend bringing a life vest as the currents are strong in the deep areas. A fun activity for strong swimmers is to head up stream and float down through the canyons twists and turns.

Beautiful long day hike. Straightforward trail, some signage. Loads of wildflowers in July. Some minor boggy areas.

Did It one day, no ice axe or crampons needed, but I’ll still say you need them so there’s no one on the trail again for the next group.

Great short, all around hike that includes so much of Yellowstone scenery. Only down side was construction on the trail so had to change course a bit and hike on road to pick up the trail again. Otherwise super hike for all abilities.

Great all around hike but definitely plan for a longer hike. Lots of wild life and bring bear spray. Beautiful views of the Yellowstone River.

Almost gave the trail 4 stars due to all the closures that interrupted our hike because there were no signs warning us of them til we got to the closure— but the views were so breathtaking it’s still worth 5 stars to me. This trail was the highlight of my entire Yellowstone trip, 10/10 would do again.

nice drive and not busy.. the cone geyser was a first!

started before 9 so had trail to ourselves most of the time (so nice given how busy it can get at midway!).. easy walk to falls and 2 geysers.. go up the hill for great view of imperial geyser..

we did the loop and walked through meadow back to the fountain trail - saw 3 bison and just kept following the orange square guides - felt very isolated in wide open meadows and geysers so was great although started getting pretty hot.. walk back on fountain flats path to midway parking lot was uneventful.. stopped for lunch at firehole river...

This was a moderate hike with great views of he Grand Tetons. Great for a family or couple hiking. Multiple trail runners on this hike. Start early to avoid the heat.

hiking
2 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.

2 days ago

Not much to see on the way but the view at the end of the trail is worth it.

Great trail, very scenic.

hiking
2 days ago

Excellent trail. Varied terrain, great views of tower. Hike counter clockwise.

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!!!

hiking
3 days ago

It was a good little hike, pretty easy but the water felt awesome after a hot day! I don't get why people say the water is cold, they have never felt Maine ocean before! But to sum it up, expansive views of the Grand Teton and Middle Teton. Just be aware of wildlife on trail came pretty close to a moose that was territorial, this was an awesome day in the park. Grand Teton NP never disappoints!

backpacking
3 days ago

Easy access to the trailhead. Trail was a little crowded, but not terrible. Trails were well maintained.

Mosquitoes during our trip were bad if there was not a strong breeze, but the water made the wild flowers amazing to view.

Views from Seneca lake on were absolute stunning. The basin was amazing. Island lake was the most crowded area, but if you try hard you can find a good campsite anywhere.

I imagine in the later part of summer the streams and lakes will be much drier which would make parts of the hike easier, but also would take a little bit away from the views.

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