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Address: Jenny Lake, Grand Teton National Park, WY
Phone Number: (307) 739-3300
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Activities: Skiing
Description: Four miles of flat trail and spectacular mountain scenery.

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Wonderful hiking experience

What was to be 2 hours of hiking ended up more than 4 hours as we took a wrong turn and walked more than I bargained for. I was so glad that I packed lunch. It still was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

What was to be 2 hours of hiking ended up more than 4 hours as we took a wrong turn and walked more than I bargained for. I was so glad that I packed lunch. It still was a wonderful experience as we were surrounded by such an unspoiled beautiful nature. Wild like sighting must be overrated as I personally... More 

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Overland Park
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Jenny Lake trail is as interesting as any other trail in the valley. You can park at the south end and hike past the Moose ponds to get to the Cascade Canyon trail. Or you can park at the north end and hike along the stream from String Lake past the inlet to Jenny Lake to the Cascade Canyon... More 

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Bountiful, Utah
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is a trail that will make you forget about all your troubles and get back to nature all in one. It is a very easy hike that the whole family can do and just enjoy the beautiful scenery all around. Bring a sack lunch to have next to the lake and just watch the world go by. Or head... More 

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Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The 7.1 loop took us just under 4 hours to hike. The elevation is not strenuous, and I would consider it to be an easy hike for most people.

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Foothill Ranch, California
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117 attraction reviews
342 helpful votes 342 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

So most people take the 4 mile gentle hike to experience the beaut that is suppose to be this trail. I, however, cheated: I just went to check out the beautiful lake with the spectacular views that surround it. If you have more time, take the hike.

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Henley on Klip, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

A short trail with a lot of beauty, and bears, by the sign we saw. Standing at Jenny Lake shore, watching the mountain crags rise above the mirrored water, is an experience everyone should share with someone they love.

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Ohio, USA
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131 attraction reviews
614 helpful votes 614 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

From the reviews it seems that when most folks hike from the Jenny Lake trailhead that they are heading to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point and perhaps even further up Cascade Canyon. These are lovely sites to see, but considered taking the boat across the lake to save some time and a few miles of hiking, particularly for the hike... More 

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Logan, Utah
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19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Our family has a tradition of going on this hike every time we go to Yellowstone. It is a beautiful hike and the boat ride over is a lot of fun. The hike is not extremely difficult, but there are some steep areas. The waterfall at the top is the perfect ending for the hike.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Walked and walked to get to the Falls, and it was so worth it. The falls are beautiful and the view from the top is amazing. Also, got a great cell phone signal here on top of mountain, great to call home and let them know we were OK.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We hit Jenny Lake on our way out of Colter Bay into Jackson one day. It was an awesome, pleasant stop! The trail is lovely - very well maintained and accessible to anyone with difficulties. The view is gorgeous (but it's pretty had to find a bad view in the Tetons). When we stopped, there were quite a few people... More 

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