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Phelps Lake Trail

Moose-Wilson Road, Grand Teton National Park, WY
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Wilson, Wyoming
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The loop hike from the preserve to Phelps lake is fantastic and a very easy hike with only 400 feet in elevation gain overall. Great variety in scenery doing the loop. The lake itself is beautiful and well worth taking extra time to walk along its shore, and bring a lunch with you to eat and enjoy the scenery by.... More

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

Phelps lake holds a special place in my and my wife's heart. We visited Jackson Hole while on a cross country road trip in 9/2013. I was planning on proposing to my now wife while on a hiking trip in Yellowstone or the Grand Tetons. Our hotel concierge recommended several hikes through the Grand Tetons and highly recommended this one... More

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yorktown heights, ny usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We waited on line in our car to park - not too long though (maybe 20 minutes - a half hour). My husband had his mind set on this hike because it wasn't too hard and it was not too long. He had stopped the day before late to inquire about the hike and saw a black bear across the... More

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

- Beautiful lake and trail. - Easy hike - Parking lot for the trail is at the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center. Be aware that there is limited parking space so you must arrive early. - Restroom amenities at the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center are surprisingly clean (composting toilets that do not have an offensive smell). Note however that... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This hike was recommended by two locals...independent from each other - a must including jumping off a 40ft rock into the water...which my kids (teens) loved! It was phenomenal! The Lake Trail we took to Phelps lake was gorgeous. Lots of hills and different terrain/topography. The hike around the lake (the water was serene, so calm, and a handful of... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We were not planning to do this hike but decided to on a whim while visiting the Laurance Rockafeller Preserve and were so glad we did! The hike to the lake was 1.5 miles, very nice and not difficult. The views of the lake were outstanding! We saw a large mule deer near the lake. We took another trail back... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

i think its the best if you need to hike and then see the lake view...and if you dont hike you dont get to see it...here is when that is the case....and i think its worth every bit of the hike..and lots of amazing wild flowers on the way...and breathe taking views at the view point...

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Baker, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

After spending the previous day in a van, our concierge recommended we go on this hike and it was amazing. Beautiful scenery and flowers. The trail was not crowded at all. On the drive to the lake we saw a moose. After our hike we had lunch at Dornan's which was a great way to end our afternoon.

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Billings, Montana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

I am from Wyoming and I have never been to the Tetons. I am so glad I finally went! I am going back this year. Phelps lake was our first hikes it was about a mile and a great view. My husband and I live close to the Beartooths in Montana so we hike often and oddly enough this is... More

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Monroe, Louisiana
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32 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

An easy hike from the Roosevelt Preserve with beautiful sights and sounds along the pathway to Phelps lake and back along a loop trail. Allow yourself a few hours to really enjoy yourself and allow time to reflect on nature.

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