Lake Solitude, Grand Teton National Park

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Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Lake Solitude is a lake located in Grand Teton National Park, in the U.S. state of Wyoming. The 0.5-mile (0.80 km) in circumference natural lake is situated at the head of north Cascade Canyon and is a popular destination for hikers and backpackers. From the Cascade Canyon trailhead on the west shore of Jenny Lake, the lake is a distance of 7.2 miles (11.6 km) and there is an altitude gain of 2,252 feet (686 m) along the Cascade Canyon Trail and Lake Solitude Trail. An alternate route to the lake from the north begins at String Lake and steeply climbs through Paintbrush Canyon to Paintbrush Divide on the Paintbrush Canyon Trail and then descends to Lake Solitude after a 11.5-mile (18.5 km) hike with an altitude increase of over 4,000 feet (1,200 m) to the divide.
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  • Hiked Lake Solitude via String Lake parking lot and Cascade Canyon in mid-June. 17.5 miles, 4 miles in the snow. Once you are in Cascade Canyon it is relatively flat and easy and just about anyone...  more »
  • We started with the Boat shuttle across Jenny Lake. This will save you 5 miles of hiking. In the first mile you pass Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point both great stops. After Inspiration Point the.....  more »
  • The greatest hike in the Grand Tetons. Get started as early as you can and bring lots of food and water. The lake is tough to get to, but worth it. Bring a towel to jump in.
  • We hiked up to camp just below Lake Solitude, the next day, we hiked over Paintbrush Divide. Late summer 2008.

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