Hermitage Point

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming 83013

Hermitage Point

Hermitage Point Professional Review and Guide

"The Hermitage Point area is a confusing labyrinth of trails. After hiking all of them, I recommend this route as among the best hikes in the park. This is essentially an extended version of the Swan Lake and Heron Pond hike.

Be sure to take a map and closely watch the directional signs along the route. There are lots of junctions along this short loop, and if you’re enjoying the scenery too thoroughly (which would be easy), you might get on the wrong trail."

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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."

"This easygoing but rewarding shoreline jaunt leaves the crowds at Colter Bay behind. The forested habitat is ever-changing, and the views across Jackson Lake are amazing. It’s a flexible route, too: Add an overnight at one of the park’s best low-elevation campgrounds for the perfect first-time backcountry adventure.

The trail is hikable from mid-May through October. In the hottest months of the summer, it’s most enjoyable in early morning or late afternoon. Dawn and dusk are the best times for spotting wildlife. Sunset behind the Tetons is magical from Colter Bay."

"Directly south of Colter Bay Village, in the center of Grand Teton National Park. A leisurely day hike beneath the towering Teton Mountains and by the reflective shores of Jackson Lake.

Here’s an easy and special trail that places you directly into that postcard scenery and away from the crowded highway overviews where everyone else stops. You do have to hike 0.5 mile to get beyond the noise of motorboats entering and exiting the marina. This is an almost 9-mile multi-loop trail that offers views of the northern Tetons dramatically rising above forest and lake waters."

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Only our 2nd hike in WY and we are treated to our first grizzly bear sighting! It was exactly how we had hoped...from our car!! (along Two Ocean Road driving through meadows on either side about midmorning) Needless to say we were glad we had invested in a spray can of courage. This trail became my all time favorite due mostly to the abundant wildflowers in meadows framed by the awesome Tetons. Wandering through aspen groves was just as beautiful! Due to the trail closure on the southern side of the lake we hiked to the top of Grand View Point to have our lunch. The switchbacks were killers for us flatlanders but the sense of accomplishment and grand views certainly made up for the lack of oxygen.
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A terrific, easy day hike through the most incredible wildflower meadows we've come across... gently rolling hills, some nicely wooded areas, birds, gorgeous lake views and more. Successfully completed the 6.5 miles with the 4-year-old on foot.
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pleasant hike with great views--section closest to marina fairly crowded but remaining trail quiet with fantastic scenes across Jackson Lake to Tetons

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Grand Teton National Park
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National Park Service, Park Headquarters, PO Drawer 170, Moose, WY 83012-0170, (307) 739-3309, www.nps.gov/grte
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NatGeo TOPO! Map (USGS): Colter Bay
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Oct 2018