Jenny Lake
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Located in the Grand Teton National Park, this lake sits at the base of the Teton Range and is best known for its brilliantly clear water.
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PandaHouston
Houston, TX6,233 contributions
Aug 2020
You can walk along Jenny Lake or you can take the ferry. We chose to take the ferry to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point trailhead. We showed up at the Jenny Lake boat dock at 4 pm on a Saturday (8/29). Paid $18 per person round trip using a credit card. We got on the boat (masks required) within 10 minutes. The boat ride took another 10 minutes. We started our hike to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point at 4:20 pm. We completed the 2 miles round trip in 2 hours.

If you try to catch the boat back in the afternoon, the line can be very long. By the time we caught the ferry around 6:30 pm, there wasn't much of a wait and in 10 minutes we were back at the Jenny Lake boat dock.
Written September 17, 2020
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atlas993
Elk Grove, CA478 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
We went to Jenny Lake and took a boat to the mountains for a hike to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point. We went on Father’s Day and got there around 11am and the parking was crazy! There is a huge parking lot, but even that was full and people were parking out on the road and walking in. I highly recommend getting there early. It costs $50 for a family of 4 to go round trip on the boat. Even though it was a busy day, it only took us 20-30 minutes to pay and get on the boat. The boats run frequently. The way back we waited about 15 minutes, so that was nice. We had 4 little ones with us, so the hikes took quite a bit of time, but they were fun and very beautiful. It was definitely a fun thing to do in Grand Teton NP.
Written July 2, 2021
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Simone
Johnson City, TN1,611 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
I don’t know when I’ve seen anything this breathtaking. The water was so still the mountains and trees were reflected perfectly in the lake. One morning we drove in super early from Idaho Falls so we would be able to stand at the Jenny Lake overlook with our sandwich and coffee and watch quietly as the sun rose. Yes I cried.
Written October 16, 2020
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PTPT
Louisville, KY523 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
Beautiful place. Highly recommend taking the boat across the lake and taking a short hike to the waterfall or continue past the water fall to inspiration point and another waterfall. Don’t recommend going over on rainy weather. If there is lightening then the boats stop running and you have to hike back 2.5 miles or 5.0 miles
Written July 29, 2021
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wijram
St. George, UT406 contributions
Jul 2021
After many years, I returned to a place visited in my youth and held dear for more than 60 years.

The plan to visit Jenny Lake in the Grand Teton National Park visit after dark on a night of a full-moon was prevented by the overwhelming smoke from the western fires, so the visit occurred in mid-morning, prime visiting time for the full hoard of tourists.

Despite the crowd, the view is still spectacular. And I am even more reassured that my love for that magical lake is based in reality, not just the memory of a long-ago teenager.

To share that love, I STRONGLY RECOMMEND a visit to Jenny Lake in the Grand Teton National Park!
Written August 22, 2021
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VacationBeachBum
Austin, TX48 contributions
Jul 2021
Jenny Lake is a beautiful place to visit in GTNP. Make sure to go early in the day if you are planning to take the ferry across the lake to the trails for Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point. Parking becomes a challenge later in the morning. We arrived at 7:30 AM and the parking lot was filling up fast. By the time we returned to our car around 11 AM, the parking lot was full.
Written July 9, 2021
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DAP
15 contributions
May 2019
This is a drive that shouldn’t be missed. When you arrive at the lake overlook, you simply must stop. The view across the lake is stunning. Any season of the year is perfect (except when closed in winter). My recommendation is to go just when the park opens for the year... ice floating on the lake with the Tetons draped in snow. Wow! Just be aware that lots of others want to enjoy the view, as well.
Written March 9, 2020
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froglag
Spokane, WA1,373 contributions
Aug 2020
We really enjoyed the Beauty of Jenny Lake we loved it so much we came back a second day to hike a second time. Even if you can not hike, stop get a bite to eat and enjoy the view at one of the picnic areas. You will be in awe as we were. We didn't want to leave and I bet you won't want to either.
Written August 28, 2020
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Icarus4335
Colorado Springs, CO777 contributions
Jul 2021
Jenny Lake is likely one of the first stops you will make when entering the park. If you enter from Moose, this is the first spot to stop inside the park. They have a visitor center, bathrooms, hiking trails, etc. Because it's so close to the entrance, parking can be a little tough, so be prepared to park along the road and walk to the lake. The lake offers amazing views, especially of the Tetons. We hiked along the Jenny Lake Trail all the way to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point. If you don't want to hike as far, you can take a ferry boat to the other side and then it's just a short walk to the falls and Inspiration Point. The hike was my favorite part of our visit though, so I would highly recommend it. I will also review the trail and the two stopping points in separate reviews.
Written July 23, 2021
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travelergrl30
Minneapolis25 contributions
Jun 2021
Hike away from the busy visitor's center toward String Lake. There are several off-shoots from the hiking path that lead to tiny, perfect beaches. We spent a couple of hours at one, swimming in the gorgeously clear water (yes, it's freezing), skipping rocks and just playing. It was my favorite day of our whole trip. Of course, if you can snag a campsite, do. That's the best way to avoid the insane crowds!
Written June 24, 2021
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