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I did this hike in June of 2016 with my wife. We took the Old Pass Road To Teton Pass Trail back up to our starting trailhead were we started our hike on the Black Canyon Loop Trail.....approximately a 10 mile hike total. Okay hike close to the highway. As previously reviewed, beautiful views below nonetheless.

I did this hike in June of 2016 with my wife. Instead of doing this trail out and back, we took the Old Pass Road To Teton Pass Trail back up to our starting trailhead..... approximately a 10 mile hike total. After descending from the high views, the trail carves through some of the neatest forest hiking we have ever seen.

Nearly every step of this trail is paved with wildflowers. The sound of the creek rushing past and the iconic peak of the grand Teton ahead, I'd be surprised if another trail of similar difficulty in the area truly outshines Moose Meadows. While the trail gains a bit of elevation, it's fairly short, so an eager hiker could squeeze it in before leaving town or a more leisurely group could take it easily and enjoy the views without really breaking a sweat. There were many, many spots that looked like the perfect place to set up camp along the trail. Perhaps my favorite quality of all this trail had to offer is it's peacefulness. As moose meadows is outside of GTNP, we only encountered a handful of other hikers or backpackers when we hiked the trail on a very high volume day for GTNP and the surrounding area for viewing direct totality of the solar eclipse. This was truly a fantastic place to enjoy the solitude of the outdoors--and if you really want this to be the Best Day Ever, I recommend stopping at Moo's ice cream on the way back and enjoying it riverside behind the Bagels shop next door.

9 months ago

Steep up and precarious down. Great views when it isn't fire season.

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9 months ago

Very nice ride. Some heavy breathing at first. I wish the trail would be longer at the top.

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10 months ago

What a view. Went early June and it was covered with snow. No snowshoes needed due to snow pac. one of the best views yet. It may take effort and many breaks but it is worth it at the top. Recommended that you bring a sled to to get down fast!

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

May 2nd completed. Lots of snow.

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Monday, November 07, 2016

It is uphill and hard for sure! Took us about an hour and a half to get up to the top, but the view was breathtaking! Worth it! I would totally do it again!

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

I couldn't find much of anything about this hike so I wasn't sure what to expect and I was pleasantly surprised when it was all said and done. I would suggest making it a loop going up the Taylor Mountain trail outside of Driggs to the top of Taylor Mountain, connecting onto the Coal Creek Trail, and returning via the Moose Creek Trail. The hike up Taylor mountain is steep uphill with some great high mountain meadows and virtually no-one else. This part of the hike gets a 10 for solitude. I did not see another person until we were descending Taylor Mountain at 3.5 hours in. As you are getting somewhat close to the top of Taylor Mountain the trail disappears in a meadow. Just traverse the meadow going roughly NE towards a scree and boulder pile. As you approach the boulder pile you will see the trail to your right ascending into the trees. The view from Taylor Mountain is great, it's steep down from there to coal creek and down coal creek for the most part. When you connect on to Moose Creek you have to cross it and it was half way to my knee in early September. Bring something to cross the creek with and it will be no problem. You can make some good time going down Moose Creek back to the Trail head. There are better views on hikes but you can't beat the solitude so it gets 5 stars for me and I'll definitely be doing this again.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

This hike is a challenge no doubt- but the view from the top has to be one of the best views I've seen.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

We did this hike but went up to Phillips pass. Couldn't find that hike so I figured I add it to here. Its about 8.5 miles round trip.
beautiful hike with plenty of flowers. Locals said we missed the bloom by two weeks.

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Nice trail that leads to a very pretty lake, with mountain views all around. Not one of my favorite trails in the area because it runs pretty close to the highway. But beautiful area nonetheless.

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Thursday, August 04, 2016

Long and hard day's hike, down and back up top. Great views. Abundant wildlife and wild flowers. Stop at crystal blue pond midway to cool off your feet.

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Thursday, August 04, 2016

This hike is definitely worth the 1.6 miles to the top. It's straight up and not meant for sissys haha. When I went, my friend and his girlfriend gave up a half mile into it at the big rock which is also kind of a nice view. I was a real man and went to the top and ate my lunch up in the clouds (you are nearly 10,000 ft in the air). Great hike. Going to do it again when I find a friend manly enough to go to the top. If you're in the same boat as me, give me a call (208)-709-0804. I'll hike it with ya.

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Very good. A bit hard, but really good.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Good early season trail. But why Out and back? Just follow the trail down to the Connection to Phillips Canyon. (And drop off a car at one end).

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Good trails from coal creek but difficult in july once you hit the taylor mountain saddle and drop into taylor basin. Stay North on ridge line for easiest navigation across snowfield and circle around and drop into basin staying up in basin .and look for cairns and exit through west side of basin's ridge. Get water in Main Basin or next basin to west.Limited after that as you drop into forest.( saw a black bear here).
Camped in Main Basin with nice views to the north. Trail searching gets easier as you continue down.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I hiked this trail just a couple of weeks ago. It is short, just over a mile to the top, but very steep. Trekking poles are very helpful. It begins at the top of the Teton Pass so you are at a higher elevation when you begin. This is a great hike for training for high elevation mountain hiking. The view to the north from the top is unique in that the Tetons are superimposed on each other. You can pick out the South, Middle and the Grand, if you know those peaks, in the distance from the summit. There were beautiful wildflowers, beautiful views, and there are some interesting huge snorkel like things for avalanche control in Glory Bowl close to the top. I will do it again. It also leads to the Teton Crest Trail which I look forward to exploring another time.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

on Glory Peak

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