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Phelps Lake Trail

Moose-Wilson Road, Grand Teton National Park, WY
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Sonoma County
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Wilson, Wyoming
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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