Hiking Grand Teton National Park  by Bill Schneider

Hiking Grand Teton National Park Guide Book

by Bill Schneider (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Grand Teton National Park  by Bill Schneider
Grand Teton National Park probably has the most famous mountain skyline in the country. It shows up every year on millions of postcards, calendars, magazine and book covers, and television ads. But just looking at it is not enough. You need to go there to feel the true essence of these mountains. For outstanding mountain scenery, Grand Teton is, quite simply, the best. When you go there, you have to really try hard not to have a memorable hike.

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Trails from the "Hiking Grand Teton National Park" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 36.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 36.

A fairly long, but flat route to four mountain lakes
Moose, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.8
For details on the first part of this route, refer to the String Lake and Leigh Lake hike descriptions. When you leave Leigh Lake, you pass through a forested area, part of which is recovering nicely from a 1981 forest fire. Just before you reach Bearpaw Lake, you enter a large meadow. The trail to Trapper Lake stays low and goes over a makeshift footbridge over the inlet to Bearpaw Lake and then up on a small ridge where it turns north and heads for Trapper Lake. There is a nice bench with an overlook of Trapper Lake, a good place for a relaxing lunch to the music of trout jumping in the lake.
Moose, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.9
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A classic hike into the main canyon below Grand Teton
Moose, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.8
A short stroll from Jackson Lake Lodge to a small lake for a good chance of seeing rare trumpeter swans; bring your binoculars
Moose, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
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A multi-day backpacking trip through the canyons of the southern section of the park
Moose, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 24.2
A remote and seldom-hiked loop through the North Trails section of the park, a long day hike or overnighter
Moose, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 19.3
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Like the Two Ocean Lake hike, this route traverses the gentle, forested terrain around a large mountain lake on a little-used trail
Moose, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.5
A popular route for those climbing the big peaks, but also a nice day hike
Moose, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.2
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A short, easy hike in the northern-most section of the park
Moose, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
A short, steep hike with a view to dream for
Moose, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
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A unique hike on an undeveloped peninsula in expansive Jackson Lake. You can take the loop from either direction. Since the morning is often more clear than the afternoon, you might try the north shore first. When you think of hiking in Grand Teton, you don’t think of gentle trails around forest-lined mountain lakes. Instead, you think about walking around the great peaks. Consequently, it appears, the northeast corner of the park has been spared the popularity of the western section of the park.
Moose, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.4
A gradual uphill day hike or overnighter to a gorgeous mountain lake in one of the famous canyons of the Teton Range. Starting this hike at the Leigh Lake trailhead instead of the String lake Trailhead gives you great scenery for the first .8 mile along the east coast shore of String Lake. In the morning hours when skies are more likely to be clear, you can soak in the spectacular views of the Teton Range across String Lake. As you climb, the forest thins out; the higher you go the more colorful it gets.
Moose, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 12.6
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A good choice for a long backpacking or base camp trip into the most remote and uncrowded section of Grand Teton
Moose, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 28.7
A loop hike around the shoreline of a centerpiece of Grand Teton National Park. The mouth of Cascade Canyon around Hidden Falls is perhaps the most heavily used spot in Grand Teton National Park.Thousands of park visitors take the scenic boat ride across Jenny Lake and mill around Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point for a while and then return. The area shows the wear and tear of this heavy use. But there’s a reason for the heavy use. The falls are spectacular, and you definitely can get inspired from Inspiration Point. Most visitors to Hidden Falls do not take the scenic hike up Cascade Canyon, so once you’ve gone past Inspiration Point, the traffic thins out dramatically.
Moose, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.7
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A popular hike to the most famous wilderness lake in the Teton Range. Starting this hike at the Leigh Lake Trailhead at the picnic area instead of the String Lake Trailhead gives you great scenery for the first 0.8 mile along the east shore of String Lake. You can soak in the spectacular views of the Teton Range across String Lake in the morning hours when the skies are more likely to be clear. You can also start at the String Lake Trailhead and hike the west shore of String Lake in the morning, but I prefer the east-shore route. After the first 0.8 mile on double-wide trail, take a left (west) at the junction at the north end of String Lake. The trail immediately crosses over the inlet of String Lake on a long footbridge and then goes through mature forest until you reach the Paintbrush Canyon Trail 0.7 mile later.
Moose, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 15.2
A short, flat walk along the scenic shoreline of Colter Bay and Jackson Lake. The trail starts out as a service road (with a locked gate and only occasionally used by vehicles).Along this stretch of trail, you can enjoy outstanding views of Colter Bay with Mount Moran providing a classic backdrop. At the end of the dirt road, you reach Swan Lake Trail, the first junction where the loop section of this trip begins. Go right (south), unless you decide to take the route in reverse.The trail turns into a well-used singletrack, but it is still in excellent shape. About 0.2 mile later, you reach a fork in the trail. If you don’t mind a little hill, go right for a nice view from the Jackson Lake Overlook. Either trail takes you to Heron Pond about a half mile later.
Moose, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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A really flat, really scenic day hike or easy overnighter along the shoreline of two lakes
Moose, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.6
An ideal small loop hike from Jackson Lake Lodge. Just uphill from the trailhead (0.2 mile), you come to a junction with a trail heading south toward Emma Matilda Lake. Go left (north) and start a gradual climb up to the top of Grand View Point. Just before you reach Grand View Point, you level off at a high point that could be confused with the real thing. Walk slightly farther down the trail for the real Grand View Point. From the top of 7,586-foot Grand View Point, you get the view you expected, an outstanding look at Mount Moran and the rest of the mighty Teton Range off to the west, although this is partially obscured by trees. To our surprise, you also get a terrific sweeping vista of Two Ocean Lake and the lush meadows surrounding this huge mountain lake.
Moose, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
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An easy and popular day hike to a low-elevation lake
Moose, WY - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 3
A short uphill walk into the park’s history. This easy walk through a wildlife-rich flatland is a great hike for people staying at Jackson Lake Lodge or Colter Bay, but pick a cool day because the route goes through open meadows and willow flats with little shade along the way. Unlike trails in the high canyons of the Teton Range, snow leaves this area earlier in the spring and usually doesn’t come as soon in the fall, which makes this route ideal for spring or fall hiking.
Moose, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
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