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Address: Grand Teton National Park, WY
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A scenic lake popular with hikers and located in Grand Teton National Park.

A scenic lake popular with hikers and located in Grand Teton National Park.

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Difficult but worth it.

Very long walk to get to the lake. Would recommend talking boat to other end of Jenny lake to get to start of trail. Bring lunch and start early. We did not see wildlife but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Jacob R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very long walk to get to the lake. Would recommend talking boat to other end of Jenny lake to get to start of trail. Bring lunch and start early. We did not see wildlife but you get amazing views of the mountains. Around the last two miles it was deep snow up hill in late June. Prepare to slip and... More 

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Beaufort, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We started out early on our 18 mile round trip to Lake Solitude! The hike through Cascade Canyon was pretty easy and we saw a huge moose along the way. After the turn to go up to Lake Solitude, it got much harder because if the rubble field of rocks. It was so awesome when we got to the lake... More 

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Thank Patricia S
Jackson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful hike to a wonderful lake. Remember, however, that the vertical rise is very high so beginner and intermediate hikers….pass on this one.

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Thank JCW22
West Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hike to Lake Solitude IS long...make no mistake. It's about 7 miles out and then another 7 miles back. But the reward is seeing Lake Solitude. It's stunning. It is crystal clear with beautiful mini-glaciers there year round. If you do enjoy long hikes with some climbing, pack a lunch that you can enjoy once you get to the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

For starters, we're not uber-hikers. We're in pretty reasonable shape and have been relatively-easily complete other elevation hikes before (both in high elevations and when the elevations rise over 1000 feet). We started at 8:15 and finished at 4:15, with the additional mileage from the String Lake trailhead. That said, the last two miles of this hike were pretty rigorous,... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Not for the average, nonchalant hiker!!! 15 miles round trip is NO JOKE people! Read the signs. Steep inclines, slippery, loose, sharp rock most of the way. Beautiful waterfall views. Lake at the top is the prettiest I've ever seen. I'd say at least 75% of the hike is in the sun. Start EARLY!! Like 7-8am. Starting midday is just... More 

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Needham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

OK - this hike is 18 or 19 miles round trip, but getting to Lake Solitude is worth it. I highly recommend starting early and parking at the String Lake trail head as it is a mile shorter and you avoid the massive crowds at Jenny Lake. We made it round-trip in 7 hours, but most will take 8 to... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Plan an early start to take the first boat to cross Jenny Lake and then, take your time, enjoy the views through the forest, Cascade Canyon and up to Lake Solitutude. Bear in mind that you are in ... bear country. So, check the safety recommendations before doing the hike, bring your bear spray. We saw a female with her... More 

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Thank Am_et_Mat
Evansville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Hiked from Jenny Lake through the Cascade Canyon to Lake Solitude on Labor Day 2015. The entire hike took about 8.5 hours, with about an hour relaxing at Lake Solitude. It's a beautiful hike through trees in the Cascade Canyon. Once past the Forks of Cascade Canyon, the trail is more in the open with stunning views of the surrounding... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

My husband and I hiked this in late September 2014, we started at 6:30am and enjoyed it so much we wished we had packed in to spend the night up there! Turn after turn there were fall colors, waterfalls and beautiful mountain views. Soaked our feet in the lake and headed back down. We spotted a female moose on the... More 

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