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Jenny Lake Trail

Jenny Lake, Grand Teton National Park, WY
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Type: Trails
Activities: Skiing
Description: Four miles of flat trail and spectacular mountain scenery.
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Des Moines, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We were on this trail for a little bit. It is one of the more popular trails, so there were quite a few people. You get a great view of the lake once you make it up the hill, which isn't very far from the trailhead.

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MA
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

My husband and I took the boat across the beautiful, glacial Jenny Lake. We are youngish - 30 -and we easily hiked the 1 mile trail to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point. However, almost everyone can make it at least to Hidden Falls. That is only 1/2 a mile up the trail and it is an easy, wide trail. It... More

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I didn't take the boat but that certainly eases thing for those who aren't up to the full hike. It is beautiful. If you are part of a large family please control your kids and drunk family members and preserve the peace. Thanks!

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DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

What a gorgeous hike and boat ride! Take the steep path up even my 65 year old mom and 5 year old did it without issue (but we hike a lot). If you are not in good physical shape, you can still go up to the waterfall at least. Check with the ticket guards at the entrance to see which... More

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Wilmington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We took the ferry across to hike up to Inspiration Point then the Jenny Lake trail south and east back home. The "low" trail along the lake shore was closed for maintenace as there had been regional damage from rock slides (of something) so we did not get lake shore views which I think must have been better than the... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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36 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

The walk is very pretty and well worth the effort. It is a bit of a hike but well worth the effort if you soak up the views as you go. Wearing good boots is a must on a hike such as this as is taking plenty of water.

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Santa Monica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

This hike is gorgeous. If you want the full experience, then do what we did -- start at the trailhead at the south parking lot of Jenny Lake (don't take the boat across). From the parking lot to Inspiration Point (just past Hidden Falls), it's about 6 miles roundtrip. My boyfriend and I are pretty fit so it took us... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Loved the opportunity to take the boat shuttle across the lake and hike for a couple of hours. We hiked to both the hidden falls--gorgeous, and to inspiration point. Must say the hike to the point was a little challenging for an active middle age woman. Maybe the.altitude?

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Tijeras, New Mexico
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16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This trek is not for the faint of heart or sneaker. The usual trail is closed and the detour requires a lot of climbing but it is gorgeous and so worth the time. We started at the marina and went around the lake (about 3 miles) to Cascade Canyon and waterfalls. The extra trek up to the falls is a... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

We hiked around the lake (starting near ferry dock) for just about 40 minutes on a chilly September day. The mountains look amazing as a backdrop to the clean water (you can see the colorful river rocks pretty far out from the shore). We got lucky and had a view of a beautiful rainbow over the lake. Some deer near... More

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