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This beautiful trail is approximately 29.5 miles long. I backpacked this trail over 6 days in a group that included several kids between the ages of 12-14. The difficulty was perfect as it challenged them but did not kill them. We stayed two nights at one of the campsites.

The trail offers dense pine forests, rocky beaches, massive meadows, wildflowers, vistas, geothermal features, swamps, and many rivers and streams. The trail has many ups and downs as far as altitude goes, it was much less flat than I expected. There are about a dozen different campsites (reservations required) along the trail. Each site offers an uncovered pit toilet with a spectacular view so you can enjoy the scenery and take care of business at the same time.

We were informed that there are bears in the area. We did see a lot of bear sign, but never did see any bears or any large game of any kind. I was surprised at how many wild berries we found growing near the trail including wild blueberries, wild raspberries, and whortleberries. There is one section of trail, approximately a quarter of a mile long to the east of the geyser basin, where the trail passes through a knee-deep muddy swamp. We attempted to pass through in flip-flops, but the mud sucked them off and caused the straps to tear. We found it easier to pass through barefoot.

We did the hike in mid-August and went counter-clockwise. The mosquitoes were terrible in some areas and almost non-existent in others. Mosquito repellent is highly recommended.

Amazing view along trail and at top.

Great view of Jenny lake and the Tetons. Don't miss Jenny Lake if you are in the area, it is worth the crowds!

Went on this trail in early August as a day trip. Fairly easy terrain with a few water crossing. The waterfall is well worth the distance.

hiking
22 hours ago

Very difficult hike, be prepared for the challenge. The view is amazing and totally worth the climb.

hiking
1 day ago

Longer than 6.8 miles and filled with tourists but worth the journey.

on Delta Lake Trail

hiking
1 day ago

I have to disagree with some of the reviews after experiencing this hike. First, there are no signs on the trail that say which direction is Delta Lake. The calculations for trip out and trip back are off. I am guesstimating 10 miles total. There are boulders in a few areas out to the lake that prove to be challenging. Be prepared for rough terrain just passed the beginning of the trail, there’s quite a bit of large rocks. It’s quite the steep incline as well. There is wildlife present, so bring bear spray or something. We ran into a giant moose on our way out. And passed a couple that warned us about a grizzly bear and other significant animals in their short hike. Honestly, if you are an inexperience hiker or do not work out somewhat regularly, this is not your trail.

If you’re looking for a hike with the best view of grand Teton and her lakes then I recommend delta lake over this hike. Me and my girlfriend set out on lupine meadows (the name of the trail head for surprise, Amp, delta, and garnet), but due to it being unmarked, proceeded to surprise and amphitheater instead which are great views! However on the way down we decided to search for the delta trail, and I’m glad we did!
The view at delta was the best by far And is well worth the pretty tough hike up. However it is unmarked and not easy to find unless you know where it is. So this is how is how you find it.

1. follow the signs towards amp. and surprise lakes

2. Once you hit the sign that tells you surprise and amp. are 1.5 and 1.8 miles away you’ll go up the trail until you hit a left turn to continue up the switchbacks of the main trail. At this turn look for a smaller dirt trail to the right that goes off the main trail, this is it!

3. Most of the trail is fairly steep and can be difficult, but if you’re in decent shape you should be fine. There is a dirt trail through most of it, including through the boulder fields, but there is also rock piles in the boulder fields pointing the way, make sure to bring a swim suit!

The trial was beautiful. Got lost and never finished trail. Going to invest and get the pro app. Will do again and rate again when completed.

Absolutely beautiful!

Great hike! The views were amazing but the hike was tough! The path can be very rocky at times. Make sure you have sturdy shoes and plenty of water. Go to the overlook first and then down to the falls.

Absolutely amazing view at the end of the trail.

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

The walk to Big Sandy Lake is flat and beautiful. Really a hike you could do with anyone at any age, it’s just a long six miles. Everything beyond Big Sandy Lake will be straight up so the walk in being flat moves quickly and not very strenuous! Big Sandy Lake makes a great base camp of you wanted to break up your trek to the Cirque or East Temple. Lots of people, lots of wildflowers, some bugs!

Beautiful

Great views. Been on the tram summer and winter.

first 3 miles are a nice moderate, constant incline. once you depart off the main trail it gets trickier, but still very obvious to follow. honestly, this hike isn't THAT difficult, but i had a 40lb pack on and camping permit, so that weight really added to the difficulty for me as it was my first time backpacking. if you're planning to camp, be aware, there are virtually zero flat spots. there's a ridge where a couple gals were and i found a spot at the far end of the lake to the right... apparently there's a trail there that continues up the canyon, or so said the rangers that came by my little spot. you can refill from lake, but bring a filtration system or boil the water. it can also get extremely windy up there and a storm can appear in an instant since you can't see the weather fronts behind the tetons. just make sure you're prepared. worth every bit of effort, though. small children seemed to have zero issues

I expected a little more difficulty! This is a fantastic trail for those who like to walk around on rocks. Lots of uphill, lots of exploring to do once you reach the lake. Fully enjoyed the boulders. Shorter than I really expected.

By far my favorite hike I’ve ever done! I’ve done it twice (both times in July) once there was heavy snow still at the peak due to heavy snowfall. If you’re in the Jackson hole/ Moose Wyoming area this is a must!
Amphitheater is the perfect place for a lunch time break and a hammock nap before heading back down the mountain!

Awesome view.

Good walk.

Nice walk. Beautiful views.

on Laramie Peak

hiking
2 days ago

Besides the loose rocks on most of the trail, this was an amazing, scenic 10+ mile hike

This is a great hike. It’s not super strenuous and is full of beautiful scenery and lots of wildlife ( we saw deer, elk, and lots of chipmunks). It takes you right out of the crowds at the north entrance.

This is a beautiful area with a great deal of potential. Due to inaccuracies in the route provided by AllTrails and the very poor trail maintenance, I would discourage anyone from attempting this trail without map and compass or GPS. At 2.35 miles, where the trail leaves the road on the left, there was no marking or sign of any kind: I did build a small cairn. From that point on, there are numerous trees down across the trail and in many places the trail is completely overgrown. It is not too difficult to generally stay on the trail, but don't expect tree blazes or signs of any kind. Above all, once leaving the road, do not expect the route on AllTrails to correspond with an actual trail. By viewing the AllTrails map with the satellite layer it is easy to see that the route deviates from the actual trail at times by more than 200 yards.

hiking
2 days ago

My first solo hike! Only wildlife I saw was a few chipmunks. Finished the loop in 2.5 hours, so I would rate this trail as easy, not moderate.

Wonderful hike! Four of us did this trail on August 16. It was a perfect morning. We started at 7:45 and were the only ones on the trail until we met hikers on our way down. Beautiful climb through the canyon with running river and many waterfalls. Saw a bear cross the trail on the way down, seemed to be quite a bit of bear activity around the trail. Great views of Phelps Lake.
The ride into the trailhead was challenging - the road is full of moguls.

backpacking
2 days ago

This trail held by far the most beautiful views I have ever seen with my own eyes. It was amazing to walk through Titcomb Basin and see the mountains towering over you. However, it would have gotten 5 stars had the Alltrails map not gotten us completely lost at quite a few points on this trail. Going to Cook Lakes was a disaster and we spent a good 2 or 3 hours bush whacking, completely confused. The trail has a bad habit of disappearing for up to a mile or so. That being said, definitely bring a good paper map of the area (as if that's not always the way to go). Spectacular trail, I didn't even really mind being so lost because of how amazing everything always was around me. Spent a week here and loved every minute!

hiking
2 days ago

I tried accessing this trail two different ways and both drives ended at a different locked gate about 10 miles from the trailhead. The hike may be beautiful for all I know but I didn’t get a chance to see it.

For a more novice hiker, this trail is hard but not impossible. Took us about 3.5 hours to get to the lake and 2 to get back out. Saw two black bear and two moose on the trail, tons of wildflowers back towards the lake, and of course spectacular views the entire way.

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