Thing to Do

Hidden Falls

Water cascades down a 100 ft waterfall tucked into a forest of conifer trees.
Hidden Falls, a 100 ft cascading waterfall, is a favorite visitor destination in Grand Teton.

NPS Photo/J. Bonney

One of the most popular trails in the park, hiking to Hidden Falls allows for spectacular views of Jenny Lake and Jackson Hole, as well as a 100 ft cascading waterfall. Visitors may choose to walk around the southern lakeshore or utilize the privately-run shuttle boat to cross the lake and shorten the hike. (If you are planning on using the shuttle, check their hours and prices. Tickets are purchased directly at the boat dock.) Once on the west side, the trail gently slopes up 200 ft in elevation towards Hidden Falls, a 100 ft cascade fed by snowmelt. Visitors wishing to hike further can continue up the trail another 0.5 mile to Inspiration Point.
Details

Hidden Falls Via Shuttle Boat 

Hidden Falls is an easy, 1 mi (1.6 km) RT out and back hike with 300 ft (90 m) of elevation gain.

If you are planning on using the shuttle boat, check their hours and prices. Tickets are purchased directly at the boat dock. 

Hidden Falls Via South Jenny Lake Loop Trail

Hidden Falls is a moderate, 4.9 mi (7.9 km) RT out and back hike with 620 ft (190 m) of elevation gain.

general fee is charged to enter Grand Teton National Park.
To access trails, drive down the Teton Park Road and turn at South Jenny Lake. Jenny Lake is a popular area and parking fills in mid-summer. Arrive before 9am to guarantee a parking spot. Pull fully off the road if parking along the shoulder.
The trail often contains snow throughout spring and can be slick in spots. Use caution when traveling over snow.
Accessibility Information

Hidden Falls Via Shuttle Boat 

Hidden Falls is an easy, 1 mi (1.6 km) RT out and back hike with 300 ft (90 m) of elevation gain with an average slope of 16%.

Hidden Falls Via South Jenny Lake Loop Trail

Hidden Falls is a moderate, 4.9 mi (7.9 km) RT out and back hike with 620 ft (190 m) of elevation gain with an average slope of 9%.


The trail is dirt with sections of rock steps and exposed obstacles, such as roots and rocks. 

Grand Teton National Park

Last updated: May 16, 2022