Jenny Lake Trail, Grand Teton National Park

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Spend a day hiking Jenny Lake Trail, located within one of the country's major national parks and offering sweeping views of Wyoming's foaming waterfalls and rugged mountain peaks. This 11.4 km (7.1 mi) trail offers hikes ranging from easy to strenuous; it attracts adventure seekers of all ages and fitness levels. The trail circles a lake created by glaciers about 12,000 years ago, and provides access to climbing routes leading to some of the tallest peaks of the Teton Range. If you don't feel like hiking back, you can board a boat for a return trip across the lake to the visitor center. Print or download a map of the trailhead before your visit, and be aware that black and grizzly bears inhabit the area. Make Jenny Lake Trail part of your personalized Grand Teton National Park itinerary using our Grand Teton National Park day trip app.
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  • Derigeuer when visiting the GTNP, the Jenny Lake Trail has something for everyone! Go as far as you want. You can walk to the west side of the lake or take the boat shuttle and then hike to Hidden... 
    Derigeuer when visiting the GTNP, the Jenny Lake Trail has something for everyone! Go as far as you want. You can walk to the west side of the lake or take the boat shuttle and then hike to Hidden...  more »
  • We hiked the Jenny Lake Trail early in the morning and didn't have any issues finding parking. Additionally, we only met a handful of people until we got to the boat dock area. Many people seem to... 
    We hiked the Jenny Lake Trail early in the morning and didn't have any issues finding parking. Additionally, we only met a handful of people until we got to the boat dock area. Many people seem to...  more »
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  • Great views of Jenny Lake and the mountains behind. You have to start from here to reach Inspiration Point in late fall/winter when the ferry stops running. You can save some time by starting from the Lupine Meadows Trailhead.
  • Get here early!! The lot fills up quickly, so you will need to get here early if you don't want to walk a mile from your vehicle. Pit toilets and garbage located near the parking lot.

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