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Jenny Lake Trail, Grand Teton National Park

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Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Spend a day hiking Jenny Lake Trail, located within one of the country's major national parks and offering sweeping views of Wyoming's foaming waterfalls and rugged mountain peaks. This 11.4 km (7.1 mi) trail offers hikes ranging from easy to strenuous; it attracts adventure seekers of all ages and fitness levels. The trail circles a lake created by glaciers about 12,000 years ago, and provides access to climbing routes leading to some of the tallest peaks of the Teton Range. If you don't feel like hiking back, you can board a boat for a return trip across the lake to the visitor center. Print or download a map of the trailhead before your visit, and be aware that black and grizzly bears inhabit the area. Make Jenny Lake Trail part of your personalized Grand Teton National Park itinerary using our Grand Teton National Park day trip app.
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  • Great trail that took us to Moose Pond, where we saw a moose eating. Not strenuous at all, but will cause you to sweat! Being bear spray!!! People we talked to coming back dis encounter bears 🐻 
    Great trail that took us to Moose Pond, where we saw a moose eating. Not strenuous at all, but will cause you to sweat! Being bear spray!!! People we talked to coming back dis encounter bears 🐻  more »
  • Refreshing lake crossing and short hike to Hidden Falls was very enjoyable. Hike was manageable for two seniors and worth the effort. 
    Refreshing lake crossing and short hike to Hidden Falls was very enjoyable. Hike was manageable for two seniors and worth the effort.  more »
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  • Lots of people up until you hit cascade canyon. That's where the real beauty starts and the traffic is light. Saw 2 bear on our hike as well.
  • Great hike over to the falls and Inspiration Point from the visitor’s center parking lot. We spent a lot of time on foot and the hike was probably a little more difficult than at other times because of the slick snow conditions. There were several places beside of the lake that were suitable for stopping and enjoying a picnic lunch. We were pretty tired by the time we finished our hike to Inspiration Point with our ten-year old daughter, so we decided to take the boat ride back across the lake. Before reaching the boat, we saw a moose right beside of the trail, even though there were a lot of people hiking that day. Always be vigilant while you are hiking.

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