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Address: Moose-Wilson Road, Grand Teton National Park, WY

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Beautiful view of the tetons. On the way you run into many different kinds of landscapes if you are willing to go all the way around. In June we saw fields of flowers, a marsh... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful view of the tetons. On the way you run into many different kinds of landscapes if you are willing to go all the way around. In June we saw fields of flowers, a marsh with large tadpoles, a beach with butterflies, flowing streams, a rock where people were diving, thick forest, and different kinds of ferns. The parking area... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The hike is in the Laurence Rockefeller Preserve, which is a "must see" in the park, but parking is limited so arrive early -- we arrived at 10:30 am and had to wait to park. After the hike, visit the preserve center to continue the "calming" effect of the stroll to the lake. The walk is easy, with two bridge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

I hiked this trail with my girlfriend. We are not in the best of shape, and we handled this hike easily. The loop is long; however, the scenery makes it easy. We parked at the Rockefeller Preserve parking lot. Extremely friend staff. Go visit the museum. The trails were awesome. The trails to the Southeast of the lake are well... More 

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Okay, seniors, listen up. If a couple in their mid 70s can do these trails, so can you. Phelps Lake trail is a 7.2 mile loop around this lake in the Rockefeller Refuge. There are absolutely beautiful views of the Tetons, both above the lake in the soft early morning light--start your hike by 7 am or so to escape... More 

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San Rafael, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

There are two ways to get to Phelps Lake, either from the Rockefeller Visitor Center or the upper trail that goes into Death Canyon. Both are great, the later being a little harder as you have to negotiate a 1000 foot descent (and after, ascent) to get to and from the lake. But the lake is unbelievably gorgeous....John D Rockefeller... More 

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Sonoma County
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is a beautiful walk. Minor elevation (200-300 ft?) spread out over a couple of miles. Great scenery and a beautiful lake. One time a storm was coming in and the lake had whitecaps and the wind was icy. The next time, warm, sunny and flat calm lake. Amazing and beautiful. Sit and enjoy nature at this walk. Beautiful and... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Come early because parking lot is small. Cool hi-tech bathroom awaits! Easy hike , no climbing involved, to the calm, quiet lake. Rest a bit and enjoy the scenery. Keep quiet to better enjoy nature.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

despite some light rain, it was a beautiful hike and the lake pristine. Everyone on the trail is friendly as well as a few deer who didn't mind people walking by

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

There is an easy 3 mile loop, gentle rise in elevation,which takes you to and along the lake before returning to the parking area. Bear spray is recommended, although we didn't see any, we did see where they had marked trees along the way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had to wait about 30 minutes for a parking spot but it was well worth the wait. Also, the park rangers assist with keeping the parking orderly (unlike other national parks in the area where parking lots can be very frustrating). The hike was easy and pleasant. The lake was beautiful and clear. It was definitely cold water even... More 

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Address: Address: Moose-Wilson Road, Grand Teton National Park, WY
Location: United States  >  Wyoming (WY)  >  Grand Teton National Park

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