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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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165 reviews 165 reviews
64 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
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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51 helpful votes 51 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

if you walk all of it or just a bit. We walked parts of it in both directions and then took the ferry $15 Round trip to hike up to Hidden Falls, Inspiration Point and part of Cascade Canyon. It was all wonderful. Part of the walk to the falls can be muddy, but fairly easy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Visited in Sept 2014 and loves it. Our advice is catch the very over but plan to walk back (its beautiful in its own right). Walk up to hidden falls and then on to inspiration point - pause for photos at both - but then go on a little further into cascade canyon. If you are pushed for time then... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Beautiful hiking trails here. Be prepared for bears--carry bear spray and make noise, etc--as bear sightings are not unusual. We saw elk, including a mother and her young. The lake is beautiful and there is variety of terrain on the trails. We'd love to go again.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you want to go for an easy to moderate hike you can hike around Jenny Lake. Also the boat trip is fun and you get a different perspective. If you want to take the boat over and hike back that is an option if you love getting out on the water. This is a great trip for a half... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Beautiful 2.5 mile trail, well groomed, with outstanding scenery. We hiked the first leg of the trail (decided not to go all around the lake) and took the ferry across Jenny Lake for the return trip. This was our first hike and we loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The water if calm gives some great reflection shots of the mountains. Not a bad hike as it is very level.

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Nashville, Tennessee Usa
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Jenny Lake is beautiful. I walked the entire way around including the hike up to Inspiration Point which was the highlight. It was a bit tiring. The beauty reminded me of driving around Lake Tahoe, except you walk this. The trail is flat and in good condition except the steep climb to Inspiration Point. You can skip the big climb... More

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