• The Cathedral Group from the Teton Park Road

    Grand Teton

    National Park Wyoming

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  • Bears are active in Grand Teton

    Black and grizzly bears are roaming throughout the park--near roads, trails and in backcountry areas. Hikers and backcountry users are advised to travel in groups of three or more, make noise and carry bear spray. Visitors must stay 100 yards from bears. More »

  • Area closure in the area around Baxter's Pinnacle

    An area closure is in effect around Baxter's Pinnacle to protect nesting peregrine falcons. This closure precludes any climbs of Baxter's Pinnacle and usage of the walk-off gully. This closure will be in effect through 8-15-2013. More »

Jenny Lake District Trails

Hidden Falls

If you wish to spend your day hiking, there are four trailheads near Jenny Lake with hikes ranging from easy to strenuous. From south to north, they include: Lupine Meadows, Jenny Lake, String Lake and Leigh Lake trailheads.

  • Lupine Meadows: Turn west off the Teton Park Road at the Lupine Meadows junction. The trailhead is roughly 1.5 miles down a dirt road. The Lupine Meadows trail begins along the valley floor and then climbs the ridge of a glacial moraine. There are several trail forks offering opportunities to continue along the valley floor or ascend to view glacial-cirque lakes resting below granite cliffs.
    (topographic map, Google Earth map)
  • Jenny Lake: From the Jenny Lake Trailhead, follow a network of trails to access Moose Ponds, Hidden Falls, Inspiration Point, Cascade Canyon or complete the loop around Jenny Lake.(topographic map, Google Earth map)
  • String Lake: Turn west off the Teton Park Road at North Jenny Lake Junction and continue roughly 1.5 miles to the String Lake Trailhead. The trail originates at the south end of String Lake providing access to Jenny & String lakes, Hidden Falls, Inspiration Point, Cascade and Paintbrush canyons.
    (topographic map, Google Earth map)
  • Leigh Lake: Turn west off the Teton Park Road at North Jenny Lake Junction and continue roughly two miles to the Leigh Lake Trailhead (also known as the String Lake Picnic Area) passing the String Lake Trailhead on your left. The trail originates mid-way along the eastern shore of String Lake providing easy access to String, Leigh, Bear Paw and Trapper lakes. You may also cut off the Sting Lake loop trail and venture into Paintbrush Canyon.
    (topographic map, Google Earth map)

Did You Know?

Aspen tree bark close-up

Did you know that the bark on Aspen trees looks green because it contains chlorophyll? Aspen bark is photosynthetic, a process that allows a plant to make energy from the sun, and helps the tree flourish during the short growing season.