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Lake Solitude

Grand Teton National Park, WY
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Hiking
Description: A scenic lake popular with hikers and located in Grand Teton National Park.
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

While visiting Jackson we wanted to do a major hike so that we could maximize our experience and see as much wildlife and all the natural beauty that the area has to offer in one day! This hike was all that we had hoped for and more!!! We decided to take the ferry across the lake and hike the 7.4... More

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Utah
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We originally wanted to do a loop including Paintbrush Canyon and Cascade Canyon, but the Paintbrush divide still required cramp-ons and an ice axe according to the park rangers. So, instead we just did Cascade Canyon both ways. The views during the hike were amazing, and Lake Solitude was a perfect destination (and a nice place to filter water). Can't... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

This is much more than a nature walk! The altitude isn't the most difficult part, but the distance is long. Bring a water filtration system as it's not worth it to carry enough water up with you. You'll be crossing over several small streams and ice fields/glaciers, so bring appropriate shoes. The views are incredible, and once you reach the... More

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Brainerd
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I was searching for info as I reminisced about hiking to Lake Solitude many years ago and came upon these TripAdvisor reviews. Didn't know one could review "a hike" on TA, but here goes. Went out with a buddy from school in late May, early June. Had been camping around Jackson Lake, and decided to overnight up at Solitude. Started... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I spent six weeks driving across country, going backpacking for several days at a time in different spots. I went to Crater Lake, Glacier, Grand Teton, Zion, the Adirondacks. It was an amazing trip (and something I can't recommend enough for someone). This particular hike stands out as the best one I did. Cascade Canyon is absolutely gorgeous. The trip... More

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England
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

This is one of the most scenic hikes we've ever done - beautiful canyon scenery all the way up to the lake and back down (with views of the Tetons most of the way back). We saw plenty of wildlife including bears, mule deer, marmots, pikas etc. Finished by an osprey swooping into the lake and pulling out a fish... More

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detroit, mich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

This is not for the casual day hiker. It's a long , long day but well worth the effort. On a clear day the views are spectacular. On the trail we encountered a moose grazing in a stream and a black bear ambling parallel with us on the other side of the stream. The ferry wasn't running so we had... More

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Eastern Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We planned to hike to Inspiration Point and then go a little further to see the moose. Which we did!! But other hikers continued to tell us we needed to continue on to Lake Solitude. It is a 14.4 mile roundtrip hike if you take the ferry across Lake Jenny (shaves off 2.7 miles around the Lake). Ferry costs $12... More

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Littleton, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We were told that the the trail was clear from after the Cascade canyon all the way up to Solitude lake. This was our first hike through Cascade canyon. Wonderful hiking trail, through meadows, waterfalls and beautiful wildflowers. The first 4 miles to the fork were an easy hike. We make our way up the 2.7 mile trail to Lake... More

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Irvine, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I felt like I was hiking in the Alps! It was so beautiful. Best hike I have ever been on in my entire life. Definitely tough, but worth it.

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