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 100ft 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 200ft in elevation towards Hidden Falls, a 100ft cascade fed by snowmelt. Visitors wishing to hike further can continue up the trail another 0.5 mile to Inspiration Point.
Hidden Falls is accessible via the Jenny Lake Loop Trail (4.8 miles RT) or by taking the shuttle boat to shorten the hike (1 mile RT). If you are planning on using the shuttle boat, check their hours and prices. Tickets are purchased directly at the boat dock.
Park at Jenny Lake to access the Hidden Falls Trail.
Spring, Summer, Fall
The trail often contains snow throughout Spring, and can be slick in spots. Use caution when traveling over snow.
Time of Day
Day, Dawn, Dusk
Hidden Falls is a 1 mile (1.6 km) roundtrip hike. The trail is dirt with sections of rock steps and exposed obstacles, such as roots and rocks.
Last updated: May 12, 2021