Thing to Do

Hermitage Point

Yellow flowers bloom in front of a lake at the base of a mountain range.
Wildflowers bloom along the trail in early summer.

NPS Photo/A. Falgoust

Those looking for a longer, but relatively flat hike, will enjoy traveling to Hermitage Point. From Colter Bay, take the trail to Heron Pond, but instead of circling back to Swan Lake, continue on towards Hermitage Point. The trail traverses rolling terrain through forests, meadows, and wetlands. Once at the point, hikers will be greeted by views of Jackson Lake and the Teton Range. Follow signs to continue the loop back to Colter Bay.
Details
The Hermitage Point Trail is a moderately strenuous, 9.5 mi (15.3 km) loop hike with 930 ft (280 m) of elevation gain.
general fee is charged to enter Grand Teton National Park.
Park at Colter Bay for access to the Hermitage Point Trail.
Permits are required for those planning to stay overnight in the backcountry. Visit the backcountry page to learn about obtaining a permit.
Accessibility Information
The Hermitage Point Trail is a moderately strenuous, 9.5 mi (15.3 km) loop hike with 930 ft (280 m) of elevation gain and an average slope of 4%. While relatively flat, the trail is long and contains obstacles, such as branches, roots, and exposed rock.

Grand Teton National Park

Last updated: May 18, 2022