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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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Kaysville, Utah
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We took the boat which saved us approximately 4 hours (2 in and 2 out). The ike to the falls was breathtaking and not too difficult. The trail around the lake was peaceful, breathtaking and now too strenuous.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

The only reason I give this trail 3 stars instead of 4 or 5? Its proximity to Cascade Cayon, Garnett Canyon, Paintbrush Canyon, The Grand, the Middle Teton... Jenny Lake Trail is an all-star trail in the company of super-stars. However, if you do not have the time, energy, or ability to venture higher, you still will not be disappointed.... More

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chapel hill
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

This is a good trail for all ages. Some steep rocky climbs, but not so much to discourage anyone. Should have hiking boots because there are enough rocks to make sneakers or soft soled shoes tough on your feet. Last part of the trail before boat dock is treacherous, so take it easy. Park Service is working on correcting this... More

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Calgary, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This was a great hike. Took the river shuttle across the natural lake for US$9.00 adult for one way. If you want a round trip it is US$15.00. Remember to buy the round trip if you do not want to hike 2-3 miles. If you change your mind you have to pay US$9.00 each way which will cost more. Its... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Although a bit expensive $15/adult for the 5 minute boat ride, it was an easy enough trail from the West Boat Dock on the lake up to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point (although the last 30 yards are a little bit steep and scary).

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Livermore, CA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Our family (kids 10 and 7)is an avid hiking family with a lot of hiking experience. This hike served up the perfect combination of challenges, rests, views, and terrain. I owe the success of this hike to a staff member at the visitor center who gave me some valuable advice. He suggested taking the boat across the lake, hiking to... More

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Carthage, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We arrived at Jenny Lake and rode the short ferry ride across the lake. We hiked up the mountain to a beautiful water fall. There were several patches of snow along the way, June 2014. The hike was easy and not too far. Well worth your time to do this if you appreciate beautiful water falls. If you have time,... More

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Wilson, Wyoming
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Take the boat at least one way across the lake to start your hike. You will not miss much by doing this, and will reserve more energy to hike into the Canyon beyond Inspiration Point. That is well worth the cost of the boat ride across the lake. The Falls are beautiful as are the views from Inspiration Point.

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Miami, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

One of the most beautiful trails in Grand Teton National Park. You have the option to take a boat from there to Inspiration point (shortcut) or go hiking but we decided to do the second. I took the most beautiful pictures there, the combination of lake and mountains is incredible and you may miss it if you take the boat... More

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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81 reviews 81 reviews
22 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We read the reviews and tried not to arrive on a weekend, however, had no choice but to hike Jenny Lake on a Sunday. The Park Service has done a great job accommodating the vast numbers of tourists that arrive daily. The scenery is absolutely magnificent so, in spite of the crowds, the day was very pleasant. We chose to... More

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