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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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Yuma, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

the hike to hidden falls is short and flat compared to about all the other hikes in the Tetons the falls are worth seeing - sure you can take the boat ride across - but the hike is better

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Burlington, Vermont
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24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The Lake is small compared to some others in the west, but it is a gem. Clear water, fabulous views of the Tetons, feels very intimate compared to other attractions in the west. And it's named for someone's wife; nice touch.

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Indiana, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This is a must-see trail for your family. Come prepared - there are no bathrooms for women and it is too crowded to find a tree. :) Otherwise, it was just gorgeous and a fun hike! There is a rapid flowing river down the mountain, and when you get to the top, the view is awesome.

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California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
31 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Jenny Lake Trail – Moose Ponds Trail - Hidden Falls – Inspiration Point – Cascade Canyon Trail We hiked from the Jenny Lake Visitor Center to Hidden Falls to Inspiration Point. This is about a 2.5 mile round trip. However, you can go on from Inspiration Point and hike up Cascade Canyon and beyond. We hiked to the Cascade Canyon... More

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

A perfect hike for anyone with only 1 day in the Grand Tetons. Take the hike from the visitors center, don't bother with the boat ride. It's about a 5 mile round trip hike, fairly flat until you get to Hidden Falls, then do Inspiration Point (and beyond if you can!) Incredible Fall colors this time of year. Just be... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Hike up to see waterfalls and a good outlook. All around the clear waters of the lake. Recommend taking the high road on the way back to the visitors center for some good outlooks.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My SO and I are just starting to get into hiking, and we didn't have a ton of time, so we opted for the Jenny Lake trail as it was listed as easy-moderate. We hiked around the South/West side to Inspiration Point & Hidden Falls. Those two stops are definitely worth the detour from the main path. We returned on... More

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Scotland
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We didn't have time to hike the trail but Jenny Lake is beautiful and you should take the time to at least visit its shoreline. The views are marvellous and the short trail near the dock where a ferry service takes you to the opposite shore offers a pleasant walk. We saw a squirrel eating a pine cone on a... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We did this hike unfortunately in rain, so couldn't enjoy the view really. However it was still pleasant and fun. Started with a one way boat tour from the JL Visitor Center, did the quick hike to the outlook and then took the loop trail through forest back to the Visitor Center. At the end there were signs missing and... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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19 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I gave most of the story in my review of the Park, but this is a must see in the Jackson Hole area. It's not super tough hiking, but great shoes are a must and dress in layers, as the temperature change can be dramatic. Further, don't forget the altitude - 6,500 feet and up. That said all the views... More

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