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Jenny Lake Trail

Jenny Lake, Grand Teton National Park, WY
(307) 739-3300
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Type: Trails, Sports
Activities: Skiing
Owner description: Four miles of flat trail and spectacular mountain scenery.
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Type: Trails, Sports
Activities: Skiing
Owner description: Four miles of flat trail and spectacular mountain scenery.
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Foothill Ranch, California
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203 reviews 203 reviews
118 attraction reviews
303 helpful votes 303 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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367 reviews 367 reviews
131 attraction reviews
549 helpful votes 549 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

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 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Freeport, Pennsylvania
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115 attraction reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I consider myself an average tourist. If you're like me, you aren't hardcore, but don't mind a nice 3-5 mile hike, especially if it's got scenery or a payoff at the end. In our opinion, the hike around the lake has neither. Some parts of the trail have been rerouted, and most of the hike looked like any other hike... More 

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DeWitt, Michigan
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77 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We visit the Teton/Yellowstone area almost every year sometime between May and October. Some things you just like to keep doing ... Sometimes we hike the trail to Hidden Falls and sometimes we take the boat. The hike to Hidden Falls is 2.5 miles. The rocky trail follows the lake shore before it meanders through meadows and pine forests. The... More 

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McLean, VA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We spent 2 days hiking in the area. It was magnificent. Great trails, majestic views, Ospreys, wild flowers, streams and brooks. You have to experience it.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Around a perfect lake. The full walk is around 8 miles but it is well worth it, you can duck out half way round and get the boat back but the views from either side are beautiful.

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