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Phelps Lake Trail

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

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Really Cool Hike

We entered at Rockefeller entrance. Took about a half hour to get parking space. Limited number of folks let in. Hiked to jumping rock. It was awesome. About 6 miles round trip... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Bill K
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Dublin, Ohio
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Dublin, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We entered at Rockefeller entrance. Took about a half hour to get parking space. Limited number of folks let in. Hiked to jumping rock. It was awesome. About 6 miles round trip at most. Well worth it. Take bear spray.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wow! What an adventure! We hiked 7 miles through the woods and then next to the lake. After switchbacks to get up and over a mountain, we enjoyed a family stroll along Phelps Lake to Huckleberry Point where we relaxed with our feet in the (cold) water. The views were breathtaking no matter where we were on our hike. We... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This trail is in the Laurance Rockefeller Preserve in the Grand Teton National Park. Our group included two 70+ years olds, a couple of 40 year olds, and four kids between the age of 3 and 10. The hike was appropriate for our entire group and it was wonderful. We hiked up to Phelps lake and had a beautiful view.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off, pro tip: If you're driving, you can drive farther than you think (albeit on roads reminiscent of the lunar surface) to park near the trail head. The initial hike up to the overlook gives you some nice views, but the payoff at the top is awesome. From there, if you're in search of the famous "rock" continue down... More 

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St. Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We backpacked in the two miles from Death Valley Trailhead to Phelps lake campground with my almost 5 year old. The hike itself was challenging for him, but definitely doable. The views from Phelps Lake Overlook are awesome (although my 5 year old is not very focused on scenery). The campgrounds (for which you need a backcountry pass) are really... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We parked at the Lawrence Rockefeller Preserve and hiked the 3 miles round trip to get to the lake. We recommend you go there via the Crest View Trail and return by the woodland trail. We reversed it and ended up going up hill all the time. When you arrive at phelps lake the views are spectacular. There's nothing better... More 

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started this hike from the Rockefeller Preserve and walked the Woodland Trail. A few miles later we were rewarded with amazing views of Phelps Lake with crystal clear water surrounded by mountains. We were the only people in the area that night. Our kids enjoyed swimming in the lake for a while. Then we decided to hike the creek... More 

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Caldwell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone is obsessed with Jenny lake but you MUST see Phelps Lake, Jumping Rock is a have to have to. You can enter the hike from multiple directions, but from the lawrence rockefellar preservation entrance may be the easiest. It's approx 25 ft jump into chilly crystal clear water!!! Totally worth it, my 11 yo cousin did no problem.

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Natick, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We took the scenic (longer) trail to Phelps lake. We saw countless marmots sunning themselves, grouses flapping themselves silly, and a few deer here and there. What we also saw was one of the best views the Tetons have to offer. This can be seen from the rock on the northern shore of the lake. The bonus is that you... More 

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Buffalo, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Our family decided to take a hike to Phelps Lake when we were spending time in Jackson. You access the trail at the Laurance Rockefeller Preserve (limited parking; it's off the Moose Wilson Road), and you may want to get there fairly early. You have a short walk to the visitor center before getting to the trailhead, and then you... More 

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