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Jenny Lake Trail

Jenny Lake, Grand Teton National Park, WY
(307) 739-3300
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Type: Trails
Activities: Skiing
Description: Four miles of flat trail and spectacular mountain scenery.
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75 reviews 75 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The water if calm gives some great reflection shots of the mountains. Not a bad hike as it is very level.

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Nashville, Tennessee Usa
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Jenny Lake is beautiful. I walked the entire way around including the hike up to Inspiration Point which was the highlight. It was a bit tiring. The beauty reminded me of driving around Lake Tahoe, except you walk this. The trail is flat and in good condition except the steep climb to Inspiration Point. You can skip the big climb... More

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Took the boat ride to the West Dock and walked to the hidden falls. You can walk further to inspiration point but it was a little to far for us. Be careful if the path is wet. It can be slippery on the rocks as I found out.

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Tomball, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We did the trail around the North side of Jenny lake starting at the string lake parking area and on up to Hidden Falls. About 15 minutes into the hike it started raining. Thankfully we had ponchos, but lots of other hikers did not. The lightning and thunder got pretty intense so we had to hike back down, but it... More

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79 reviews 79 reviews
43 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

The Jenny Lake trail takes you around the lake and gives you a really nice view of the lake. My husband and I took the South entrance and walked along the trail to the Hidden Falls and then onto Inspiration Point. The Hidden Falls are quite pretty and worth hiking to. It is a very easy hike.

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Layton, Utah, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The hike around the lake from the visitors center is a wonderful hike, beautiful, with only small hills, until you get around to the side and start up towards Hidden Falls. At that point it gets very steep, rocky and rugged in many areas. And the ferry landing is just below Hidden Falls, so it gets really crowded. Around the... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If you cross the lake by ferry, you can then easily access 2 waterfalls (the first wasn't marked) and the 2nd more spectacular Hidden Falls, followed by Inspiration Point. The distance isn't far, but beware it is all up hill.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

and not too strenuous. About 2 miles and relatively flat going from the Visitor's Center to the base of the mountain before a climb to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point. And you can take the ferry back if you're so inclined.

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Deerfield, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

The only negative was that there were lots of crowds. But there's a reason for it. Some of the coolest views you will get in the Tetons, and do-able for kids (I have 3 boys- 9, 6, and 3). Taking the boat across at least one way is highly suggested if you have young kids.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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51 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Take the Ferry to hike Hidden Trails and Inspiration Point. We enjoyed our day here, bring lots of water and snacks. The Store got the supplies you could possible need: medicine, ointments, etc to snacks, food to souvenirs at reasonable prices.

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