Thing to Do

Lake Creek - Woodland Trail Loop

A wooden bench sits beside a lake surrounded by mountains.
Enjoy scenic views from the shore of Phelps Lake.

NPS Photo/C. Adams

Take an easy hike along Lake Creek to the shore of Phelps Lake. The trail begins at the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve and winds through the surrounding forest and along the banks of Lake Creek. Once at Phelps Lake, the forest opens up to reveal the lake and views into Death Canyon. Follow the Woodland Trail to complete the loop back.
Details
The Lake Creek-Woodland Trail Loop is an easy, 3 mi (4.8 km) RT loop hike with 770 ft (230m) of elevation gain.
general fee is charged to enter Grand Teton National Park.
To access trails, drive down the Moose-Wilson Road and follow signs to the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve. The Moose-Wilson Road is closed to RVs and trailers and occasionally has closures. Parking at the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve is limited to 50 cars. Arrive early to guarantee a parking spot, but plan on waiting if visiting in mid-summer.
Accessibility Information
The Lake Creek-Woodland Trail Loop is an easy, 3 mi (4.8 km) RT loop hike with 770 ft (230m) of elevation gain with an average slope of 7%. The trail is wide and mostly level, although rocks and exposed roots may be found.

Grand Teton National Park

Last updated: September 13, 2022