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Address: Grand Teton National Park, WY
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Scenic lake popular with hikers.

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Beautiful Hike w/ Lots of Switchbacks

It's all uphill! Make sure you're ready for a challenge and go early in the morning. After about the first mile, it's all switchbacks with elevation gain. Many people on the trail... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 22, 2016
Corey H
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Brigham City, Utah
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cool spot , but kind of hard to find and get to. Not for the week or weary. The hike is long and especially at the very end super steep.

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Thank bakaroma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

It's all uphill! Make sure you're ready for a challenge and go early in the morning. After about the first mile, it's all switchbacks with elevation gain. Many people on the trail were struggling a bit later in the day as they worked their way up. There are some great views overlooking the valley on the way, so stop and... More 

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Thank Corey H
cincinnnati
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

This is a beautiful hike but very strenuous. It took 3 hours to get up to Amphitheater Lake. The weather was chilly and overcast when we began. It gave us great views of Bradley and Taggert Lakes! We encountered snow on the trail from the night before but the sun was slowly melting it. It was a 3000+ feet elevation... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

this is a spectacular half-day hike, and unlike most all of the other hikes within the teton range, this one affords some very expansive views of jackson hole - the other hikes within the range are up the canyons and therefore the views back over jackson hole itself are quite limited. therefore on this hike you get to see bradley... More 

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Texas
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399 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

We started just before 7 AM to make our way up to the lake. 10 miles round trip with 3,000 ft. of elevation gain along the way. It took about three hours to get up and two hours to get down. Figure I can walk 4 miles a minute at home (sea level, flat walking) and I am in shape.... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

The hike to Amphitheater Lake was amazing. Yes, it's 10.5 miles and lots of elevation gain if you are from a sea level place, but the views at A Lake and Surprise Lake and on the way there and down were totally worth it. I do recommend heading out early in the morning so you aren't hiking up in full... More 

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Parnu, Estonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful hike! Suprise and Amphitheatre Lakes are just amazing! You could also see Bradley and Taggart lake from the distance. Killer views all along the hike. Its definitely worth climbing up to the viewpoint from the Amphitheatre Lake too as you can see to the other side of the mountains, where is a huuuuge drop down, so thrilling!... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

Took my breath away. Live in Chicago, midwest and after visiting this beautiful mountain, not sure why we live here. The hike kicked was a journey up but was well worth it, the Ampitheater opened up to a view I will never forget!! Good to be alive!!

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Homosassa, Florida
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

I took this hike in mid June. I encountered some pockets of snow just past the trail head that goes to Garnet Canyon. The last mile there was a couple feet of packed snow that was becoming slush in several places. Wear boots or waterproof shoes if you plan a spring time hike. It was more difficult and tiring do... More 

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304 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

I hiked this trail some years ago with a friend and it was a REAL treat to experience this area!! It is a challenging trail for the unfit, but it is just fine for those with good conditioning. After all, my hiking companion made it down with a sprained ankle. It is about a 3,000 foot elevation gain to get... More 

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