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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  • Breathtaking views of Jenny Lake and Tetons. We got to see a baby bear recently separated from his mom. The rangers were very attentive to keep tourists and the baby bear safe. Easy walk for those... 
    Breathtaking views of Jenny Lake and Tetons. We got to see a baby bear recently separated from his mom. The rangers were very attentive to keep tourists and the baby bear safe. Easy walk for those...  more »
  • Very nice hike! We did it clockwise, which seemed to be the less popular option, but we liked it very much! Very spectacular views on the Teton range. However, after about 5 or 6 miles in, we... 
    Very nice hike! We did it clockwise, which seemed to be the less popular option, but we liked it very much! Very spectacular views on the Teton range. However, after about 5 or 6 miles in, we...  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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