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Lake Solitude

Address: Grand Teton National Park, WY
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: A scenic lake popular with hikers and located in Grand Teton National Park.
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: A scenic lake popular with hikers and located in Grand Teton National Park.
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Mishawaka
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We did a long loop hike by going up Paintbrush Canyon, over Paintbrush Divide, and then down Cascade Canyon. We started and ended at the String Lake Trailhead. It was a near 20-mile day hike. The best hike in the park in my opinion. On the hike up, we passed by Holly Lake. On the hike down, we passed by... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is voted as one of top 20 hikes by National Geographic. One of the hikes you would love to remember on a boring Tuesday afternoon! This is a journey into tranquility. The unforgettable landscape of snowcapped mountains, the sound of waterfalls all along the trail and the still quietness of the lake, makes this a hiker’s paradise! Check out... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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England
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56 reviews 56 reviews
3 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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22 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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 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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