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Hikes at Jenny Lake

Grand Teton National Park

A hiker walks along a trail towards mountains.
Hiking around Jenny Lake offers spectacular views of the Cathedral Group.

NPS Photo/J. Bonney

Jenny Lake is a popular area for hiking. Several easy-strenuous trails leave from Jenny Lake. 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.

Multiple hikes from Jenny Lake include access to backcountry campsites. A backcountry permit is required for all overnight stays in the backcountry.

Always be prepapred when hiking in Grand Teton. Carry water for every member of your group, be alert to your surroundings, and understand your limitations on distance and elevation gain. Several trails from Jenny Lake can hold snow until mid-July. Hikers should use caution when traveling over snow and not attempt trails unless they have previous snow experience and the proper equipment. Wildlife—such as bears—is commonly active in the area. Never approach a wild animal. To check current trail conditions and bear activity, stop at the visitor center or Jenny Lake Ranger Station to talk with a ranger.
Day and Overnight Hikes
  • Grand Teton National Park

    Moose Ponds

    • Activity Fee: Yes
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Front-Country Hiking
    • Pets: No
    • Location: Jenny Lake
    • Duration: 1–2 Hours
    • Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
    • Time of Day: Day, Dawn, Dusk
    A moose stands in a pond with Teewinot Mountain behind.

    Be on the lookout for moose on this hike to Moose Ponds.

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    Hidden Falls

    • Activity Fee: Yes
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Backcountry Hiking
    • Pets: No
    • Location: Jenny Lake
    • Duration: 1–3 Hours
    • Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
    • Time of Day: Day, Dawn, Dusk
    Water cascades down a 100ft waterfall.

    Visit the only accessible waterfall in Grand Teton on this easy-moderate hike to Hidden Falls.

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    Inspiration Point

    • Activity Fee: Yes
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Backcountry Hiking
    • Pets: No
    • Location: Jenny Lake
    • Duration: 2–4 Hours
    • Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
    • Time of Day: Day, Dawn, Dusk
    Hikers walk up a rocky trail with a cliff on the right.

    One of the most visited trails in the park, Inspiration Point offers stunning views of Jackson Hole, Cascade Canyon, and the Teton Range.

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    Jenny Lake Loop

    • Activity Fee: Yes
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Front-Country Hiking
    • Pets: No
    • Location: Jenny Lake
    • Duration: 3–5 Hours
    • Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
    • Time of Day: Day, Dawn, Dusk
    A hikers walks along a path towards mountains.

    Hike around Jenny Lake for spectacular views of Cascade Canyon and the Teton Range.

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    Forks of Cascade Canyon

    • Activity Fee: Yes
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Backcountry Hiking
    • Pets: No
    • Location: Jenny Lake
    • Duration: 5–8 Hours
    • Season: Summer, Fall
    • Time of Day: Day
    A river runs beside a rocky trail in the middle of a mountain canyon.

    Travel deep into the Teton Range on this hike through Cascade Canyon.

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    Lake Solitude

    • Activity Fee: Yes
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Backcountry Hiking
    • Pets: No
    • Location: Jenny Lake
    • Duration: 8–12 Hours
    • Season: Summer, Fall
    • Time of Day: Day
    The Grand Teton and Mount Owen reflected on a calm lake.

    Travel to an alpine lake on this day or overnight hike to Lake Solitude.

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    Hurricane Pass

    • Activity Fee: Yes
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Backcountry Hiking
    • Pets: No
    • Location: Jenny Lake
    • Duration: 15–18 Hours
    • Season: Summer, Fall
    • Time of Day: Day
    Three mountains stand across from a meadow and a glacial lake.

    Visit a glacier and get panoramic views of the Three Tetons on this strenuous day or overnight hike to Hurricane Pass.

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Last updated: October 10, 2019