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Cascade Canyon Trail

Address: Cascade Canyon, Grand Teton National Park, Alta, Grand Teton National Park, WY 83414
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Type: Hiking trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: This uphill trail follows Cascade Creek for 4.5 miles and reaches Hidden Falls.
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Type: Hiking trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: This uphill trail follows Cascade Creek for 4.5 miles and reaches Hidden Falls.
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Overland Park
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Unless you have too much energy, plan to take the boat across Jenny Lake. Hike up from the dock stopping at Hidden Falls. Uphill from there the trail gets steeper and in places narrower to Inspiration Point (although the one switchback looks like your at Inspiration Point, it's still uphill from there. From Inspiration Point to the forks of Cascade... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Go as far as you like, the farther the better cause you get away from the crowds hiking to Inspiration Point. We took a full day and enjoyed it very much. Its a easy hike after Inspiration Point, fairly level.

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Hong Kong, China
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324 reviews 324 reviews
115 attraction reviews
281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We did this hike from the visitor centre around Jenny Lake via Hidden Falls and Inspiration Pt. Through Cascade Valley its your choice how far you keep hiking. As there is boat access across the lake a lot of non or inexperienced hikers make their way to check out Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point so it becomes akin to a... More 

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Ohio, USA
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372 reviews 372 reviews
131 attraction reviews
611 helpful votes 611 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Hiking the trail up through Cascade Canyon was one of our top reasons to return to Grand Teton National Park. We had intended making this hike during our 2011 visit, but the weather conspired against us. However, for this trip, we had ideal conditions. We got an early start for the hike so that we could take advantage of the... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We hiked up to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point and the weather was so nice we continued up the Cascade Canyon Trail. It's a nice hike (no facilities at all so bring water and food with you) with just a little scrambling. We didn't make it all the way to the canyon because it was getting late and we didn't... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Well worth the walk but it is very isolated as you get towards Inspiration Point! Views towards the falls both ways are reward enough for your efforts

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
42 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is about 9.6 miles round trip. Most people only go up to Inspiration point (VERY busy) which is about 2 miles from the trail head. If you want to escape the crowds, hike beyond Inspiration point. The first part of the hike is quite steep so take your time. After that the trail is mostly flat. If you go... More 

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Nashville, TN
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372 attraction reviews
558 helpful votes 558 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

After reaching Inspiration Point, we hiked further up the Cascade Canyon Trail. We're glad that we did. We enjoyed views of the mountain stream along the way and were rewarded with another cascading fall, (We had seen Hidden Falls on the way to Inspiration Point.) Along with other hikers, we found a seat on the rocks and enjoyed the sight... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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64 reviews 64 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Cascade Canyon trail provides a great way to really get out into the Tetons--to feel the air, hear the pikas and rushing creek, smell the pine and fir trees, and talk to people from nearly everywhere who love open spaces. The shuttle boat across Jenny Lake saves a bit more than 2 miles of trail each way, but the... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The boat ride across Jenny Lake was nice. The hike to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point was also real nice. After that the part in Cascade Canyon was just OK. There weren't beautiful vistas as we expected. We went to the 4 mile point and it didn't change much. One hike we liked quite a bit was to Phelps Lake... More 

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