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Amphitheater Lake

Grand Teton National Park, WY
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Type: National Parks, Valleys, Bodies of Water, Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking, Canoeing, Camping, Fishing, Viewing wildlife
Description: Scenic lake popular with hikers.
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Rural Virginian
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162 reviews 162 reviews
65 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This hike is popular but not horribly so. We had a beautiful day in July and had a gorgeous hike with lots of wildflowers and chipmunks. We detoured just a tad to take in Surprise Lake as well--if you walk just a little way around Surprise Lake the view of the mountains, including Grand Teton, is stunning.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This was an amazing , but difficult hike. The trail seems to go on forever with the switch backs and constant rise to the top. No flatish area to get a breath. I hiked this trail July 17, 2014 with my sons (adult). We almost did not continue due to a Brown bear crossing the trail 30ft from us, and... More

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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was a pretty tough hike with 3000ft elevation gain, but we loved it! The kids did great, we walked through fields of wild flowers, but also through snow. Both Surprise Lake on the way and Amphitheater Lake are amazing!!!

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Irwin, Idaho
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The first two times I attempted to get there I could't because of deep snow in June, summer comes late to Amphitheater Lake. After I made it there, I was delighted I kept trying as the place is awesome.

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Sydney, Australia
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122 reviews 122 reviews
58 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This trail divides about halfway up and one leads to Amphitheatre Lake, and the other to Garnet Canyon-these notes cover the Garnet Canyon divide. The trail starts off as the Lupin Meadows Trail and is flat for the first half mile from the trailhead through pine forest with views of the meadows. The trail then follows the spine of a... More

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Santa Clarita, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

the hike was a challenge but the reward of scenic panoramas and a beautiful destination made it worth the work. wildlife along the way was also a welcome reward for the steep climb.

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Laguna Beach, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This is an AWESOME hike! While effort is required to get to the Surprise & Amphitheater Lakes, the pay-off is well worth it. The majority of the 3,100 ft. vertical incline occurs AFTER mile marker 1.7 meaning, it's ALL uphill from there. With no flat spots to provide relief from the incline, you'll either love it (like me) or lament... More

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is a very arduous hike, full of switchbacks. Also make sure you check with the back country rangers about the snow conditions before going. I went in late June and there was still 4 feet of snow a half mile from the lakes. However, it is a great hike and the lakes are drop dead gorgeous.

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Hatfield, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

This is a great hike - it's only about 5 miles each way but it climbs over 3,000 feet. However, it's as an easy as 3K as you could ever hike - very gradual and TONS of switchbacks. Once you get to amphitheater lake - don't stop there. Either go up to your right and you can hike maybe 400... More

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Mannheim, Germany
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Majestic views of flower meadows with Bradly and Taggart lakes below. Surprise amd Ampitheater Lakes at the top are a real treat.

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