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

backpacking
21 days ago

amazing trip... 4 days/ 5 nights. started at top of tram. Fox Creek Pass first night. Alaska Basin Lakes next night, with dayhikes in the area. (possible day trip to static peak - i recommend if you are up to it!), the next day we did a day trip to table mountain from hurricane pass. we went off trail up this steep slope of rocks. kind of sketchy. took my breath away being my 3rd day at this high elevation (from ATL - sealevel), we camped at South Fork Cascade Canyon. awesome views. this last campsite was stellar. Then we camped at Outlier the last night. decent views of jenny lake looking down paintbrush canyon. Next time i would try to camp at North Fork Cascade. and possibly at holly lake so we could try to do a daytrip to grizzly lake. amazing trail and the best mountains in the lower 48!

backpacking
26 days ago

An absolutely amazing hike. We did this over 4 days / 3 nights, starting at the top of Rendezvous Mountain and camping on the Death Canyon Shelf, South Fork of Cascade Canyon and Lower Paintbrush. Some of the ascents are challenging, but the views are unparalleled.

I took Wildflower part way, but found other trails to make it from the parking lot at 6300' to the Corbet's Cabin at 10,450'. It took me 3.5 hours with a nice stop at the Bridger Gondola for a snack. This was an amazing experience for me personally and would do it again in a heartbeat.

Nice alpine hike on top of Rendezvous Mountain. Hike up, or take the tram, to the summit of the mountain then follow the well marked trail through light patches of forest, talus fields, and a final rocky scramble back to the top of the mountain where the tram can carry you back down the 4000 feet to the resorts below.

Great views over the Snake River and the Teton Range. Deer and marmot can be seen at elevation. Moose are milling about further down the slopes.

This isn't a nicely manicured tourist trot despite being a stone's throw from the resort. "Moderate" assumes good fitness and acclimated. Don't bite off more than you can chew. If hiked counterclockwise, about 800 feet of that elevation is packed in to the last half mile.

A wonderful trail with a beautiful hike up the canyon and a free ride down the Tram. A very, very nice way to finish a hike to a peak. The hike is worth it regardless but this makes for a wonderful loop. Last tram down is at 5:30 so plan accordingly - or hike a couple extra miles down to the gondola that runs later.

backpacking
1 month ago

This is an awesome trail with great scenery and lots of wildlife. There is a lot of elevation change, so it is best done as a multi-day backpacking trip. In the mountains, the weather can change rapidly, so be prepared for sun, rain, or snow. Wildflowers bloom like crazy in August, so that is a great time to go! Here is a full report of the backpacking trip I did along the Teton Crest Trail this year (lots of pics, maps, and other info): https://backpackersreview.wordpress.com/trip-reports/teton-crest-trail/

I decided to do the first half of this trail, going from Teton Village up to the Gondola station and then rode the Gondola back down (for free). It was a great hike and I even startled a moose about half way up. I was able to complete this half of the trail in just under 2 hours. There are great markers along the way and the views of the valley below were fabulous. The climb was pretty steep at some points, and overall, I agree with the rating. It was doable for sure and I’d highly recommend it.

backpacking
1 month ago

The sunrises that you will see is something that you won’t forget
You have to make sure that you are camping in the right spots so you won’t get in trouble
The Alaska basin is super beautiful and doable for day one and you don’t have to pay for that, we were headed south bound.
If you want more photos or want to ask questions you can contact me through insta @j.wwest

AMAZING TRAIL! Difficult but very rewarding. Recommend hiking up vs hiking down. It gets pretty steep toward the top.

Nice hike, but you have to really plan well, because the tracks are so well shown. The aren’t many and getting lost can be easy. The area is very pretty. Use good hiking shoes.
I have to add that you will have to pay 43$ to take the “tram” (cable).

Tough trail but beautiful! Nice that it is right out of the village. We hiked up and can down gondola.

backpacking
1 month ago

Late July-early August flowers are indescribably beautiful. Began at String/Leigh trailhead, 8 nights: 1. Bradley Lake, 2. Phelps Lake 3. Hiked to tram then to Marion Lake 4. Death Canyon Shelf 5. Alaska Basin 6. North Fork 7. Holly Lake 8. Leigh Lake. Best itinerary ever, lots of time to explore and photo.

hiking
1 month ago

Incredible trail, but this description is for just a fraction of it. The Crest Trail is 41 miles long, from Teton Pass to the Paintbrush Canyon Trailhead.

Beautiful trail!! We did is as part of a two-day backpacking trip, but didn't go all the way to Marion Lake. Our first day we went up Granite Canyon trail and stayed at a campground after we found the fork leading to Mt. Hunt Divide--Open Canyon Trail. There was lots of water access along this trail, so water wasn't an issue (as long as you have a filter). Their designated campgrounds look like they cover a huge area, but there were only 3 or 4 per camping area.

The next morning, we got up and headed up to the Mt. Hunt Divide via Open Canyon Trail. the beginning of the trail was easy, but it gradually got steep and there wasn't much shade and very little water access, so top off before you go up! The wildflowers were still blooming that far up, and they were beautiful! If you take this trail, be prepared to climb over a few a logs, and wear sunscreen. There is very little shade!! But the Divide was incredible, and it was satisfying to stand at 9700 ft. At the Divide, you leave Granite Canyon, and get a fantastic view of Open Canyon. There was still some snow up there, and more flowers. There was not much water access until we got past the switchbacks. The trees and undergrowth were very thick on this end, so there was lots of shade.

We rounded off our trip by taking the Valley Trail to the Granite Canyon Parking Lot. This section was fairly level, but we were tired and it seemed to take forever!

It was a great two-day trip, and we had fun!! Definitely worth the uphill and the elevation.

PS. The campsites are not marked on the map, so be prepared to walk and not know where you're going!! There were only three or four in each designated camping zone, and they were very spaced out. Plan accordingly. ;)

backpacking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail!! We did is as part of a two-day backpacking trip. Our first day we went up Granite Canyon trail and stayed at a campground after we found the fork leading to Mt. Hunt Divide. There was lots of water access along this trail, so water wasn't an issue (as long as you have a filter). Their designated campgrounds look like they cover a huge area, but there were only 3 or 4 per camping area.

The next morning, we got up and headed up to the Mt. Hunt Divide via Open Canyon Trail. the beginning of the trail was easy, but it gradually got steep and there wasn't much shade and very little water access, so top off before you go up! The wildflowers were still blooming that far up, and they were beautiful! If you take this trail, be prepared to climb over a few a logs, and wear sunscreen. There is very little shade!! But the Divide was incredible, and it was satisfying to stand at 9700 ft. At the Divide, you leave Granite Canyon, and get a fantastic view of Open Canyon. There was still some snow up there, and more flowers. There was not much water access until we got past the switchbacks. The trees and undergrowth were very thick on this end, so there was lots of shade.

We rounded off our trip by taking the Valley Trail to the Granite Canyon Parking Lot. This section was fairly level, but we were tired and it seemed to take forever!

It was a great two-day trip, and we had fun!! Definitely worth the uphill and the elevation.

PS. The campsites are not marked on the map, so be prepared to walk and not know where you're going!! There were only three or four in each designated camping zone, and they were very spaced out. Plan accordingly. ;)

hiking
2 months ago

Strenuous if do the whole trail, but well worth it with varying topography and views.

Great views. Been on the tram summer and winter.

backpacking
2 months ago

The best!

backpacking
2 months ago

This was an awesome trail. It came out to be just under 40 miles. We did 3 nights and 4 days. Started at the tram and camped at Fox Creek, North Fork of Cascade Canyon, and Upper Paintbrush. We came out at String Lake.

backpacking
2 months ago

Gorgeous hike. This map leaves out the hardest but most rewarding part of the trip. The hike up paintbrush pass and the drop into paintbrush canyon is the jewel of the hike. Did the 40ish miles over three night (four days). Took the tram from Teton Village to start the trip and then hiked to Death Canyon Shelf. Second day we stayed at Sunrise Lake. Third night was Lower Paintbrush Canyon.

The views and wildflowers were incredible! Nice easy trail along a stream.

hiking
3 months ago

Took the Teton Village Aerial Tram up to the top of Rendezvous which was an exciting undertaking. The views of the surrounding peaks was incredible and offered a unique view from the summit without any work. The decline through the woods was very pretty but very steep. After getting down to the first "valley" there were endless wildflowers around, taking your mind off the next steep incline. The next few miles meander through woods and wildflower fields with small feeder streams running through them, something that seemed like it was straight from a storybook. Once you get to about the 6 mile mark the bugs began with biting flies of all sizes which took away from the views. The trail also dips down into the forest which only made the flies worse. From there, the next 6 miles seemed to have little to no views of the terrain besides the occasional stream here or there. Overall the first half is entirely worth it but underwhelming for the next half.

Wildflower trail is accessed behind the Teton Club via a well marked trailhead. Initially it bisects the mountain bike paths, then climbs via switchbacks to a rope swing. It’s steep but beautiful and carpeted in wildflowers. From the swing you ascend under the tram and gondola, up towards the chair lifts. From there it’s a climb through the forest to the Bridger Gondola where there is food and restrooms. The circuit trail to the peak was closed so I took the gondola Down (about mile 5). When the trail is open you can continue to the tram and ride down from there. Challenging but rewarding hike.

hiking
5 months ago

Went about 3 years ago on a school field trip, and it was amazing! Beautiful scenery, lots of wildlife, light traffic, plenty of shade in the woods, but it's honestly hotter In the woods. on the open trail it's nice and breezy and easy to keep cool, only hiked halfway, as school policy only allowed so long of physical activity for prevention of injury but all in all a great hike! stopped in the middle for lunch, climbed up the mountain a bit to get some amazing views then turned arou d and hiked back down! definately intend on finishing the hike someday!

Absolutely wonderful experience. Quite the challenge in certain areas, but to each challenge, the reward is tenfold.

I went to the summit and saw all kinds of wildlife. From Moose, mule deer and tons of chipmunks. The elevation is quick at first but starts to smooth out. The last 1 1/2 miles were intense especially because of the snow.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

We hiked a portion of this trail today. Very pretty, not too strenuous, meadows and forest and several streams - secluded, very few other hikers. We didn't encounter any bear or moose but did see fresh bear scat.

hiking
Wednesday, September 06, 2017

It's a decent hike but Cascade Canyon is much better in my opinion. Definitely bring bear mace and a whistle. On our way back we came across a black bear and cub foraging for berries. My husband started blowing his whistle and the bears quickly scampered away. There is definitely wild life here!! Overall the elevation climb was spread out nicely and we didn't feel it that much.

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