Last updated: November 27, 2023
The Valley Trail is a strenuous, out and back trail that winds through alpine forests, connecting Teton Village to Grand Teton National Park's valley lakes. Start the trail from the Teton Village base area. After an initial ascent to the start of the Valley Trail via Jackson Hole Mountain Resort trails, follow the trail across rolling terrain before ascending to the Phelps Lake Overlook. Return the same way or continue on for a longer hike.
The Valley Trail is a strenuous, 13.2 mi (21.3 km) RT hike with 2,360 ft (720 m) of elevation gain.
Valley Trail Trailhead
Park in the Ranch Lot at Teton Village and hike from the base area to the start of the Valley Trail via Jackson Hole Mountain Resort trails.
Permits are required for those planning to stay overnight in the backcountry. Visit the backcountry page to learn about obtaining a permit.
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The Valley Trail is a strenuous, 13.2 mi (21.3 km) RT hike with 2,360 ft (720 m) of elevation gain and an average slope of 17%. The trail features trail obstacles, such as exposed roots and rocks.