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Cascade Canyon

Grand Teton National Park, WY
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons
Activities: Hiking
Description: Scenic canyon excellent for hiking.
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Sonoma County
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

A wonderful hike. Granite, trees, wildlife, water....what more could you ask for? It's a popular hike, so there will be people. But, it is a must do.

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Woods Hole
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33 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We got to Inspiration Point and decided to keep going another mile and were rewarded with a leveled off trail and beautiful canyon views of the peaks on either side of us. The work was done in the first climb and the rest was desert!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This valley is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen and I don't say that lightly. The stream running through it is placid at some spots and roaring at others. If you can get past the crowds of people hiking to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point and keep going, it is worth the effort.

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Dunedin, Florida
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181 reviews 181 reviews
99 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Every so often I have a dream I am hiking here again and come to the part in the trail where it opens up and you see the canyon in it's entirety. The vista is hard to capture in pictures and can only be truly appreciated in person. It is awe inspiring and honestly on of the most beautiful places... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We took a guided hike to Inspiration Point, and decided to continue. It was so fantastic! Beautiful and peaceful. It is a hike, so be prepared! We saw a lot of people who were not, and struggled. The fee is the park fee and the boat, if you chose to take it.

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Boulder, CO
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It seems like a big hike but it really isn't. Go for it! It is absolutely breathtaking up there. Our camping neighbors so a bull moose about halfway up!

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Seattle, Washington
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

If you take the ferry to the base of the canyon (it departs from S. Jenny Lake visitor's center all day long--if you miss the boat, don't worry as another will be there in a few minutes), the trip to HIdden Falls is only half a mile, and Inspiration Point is half mile beyond that. A two mile round trip... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

After taking the boat across Jenny Lake, we hiked the trail to Hidden Falls, Inspiration Point, and then into Cascade Canyon. The canyon was definitely the best part of the hike and well worth it. We were there in late June, so there was still snow in the mountains, but we were hiking on a warm day, so the streams... More

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Simi Valley
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We hiked in early June so there was still snow patches. At the start is a Hidden Waterfall and an Inspiration Point of Jenny Lake. We took the boat across the lake to save time and it was a pretty ride across. Highly recommend this hike of about 7 miles round trip.

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Sydney, Australia
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126 reviews 126 reviews
58 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We took the ferry across Jenny Lake on the way over which cuts off about 2 or so miles to the trailhead. However, on the way back, its well worth traversing the walk back to the Jenny Lake visitor centre around the lake. The last ferry leaves the trailhead site for the return to the visitor at 4pm so if... More

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