Hermitage Point

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming 83013

Hermitage Point

Hermitage Point Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Hiking Grand Teton National Park (Falcon Guides)
Bill Schneider
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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." Read more
Top Trails Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks (Wilderness Press)
Andrew Dean Nystrom
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"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." Read more

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7/21/2008
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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7/20/2008
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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7/16/2006
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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Trail Information

Grand Teton National Park
Nearby City
9.4
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Views
Features
National Park Service, Park Headquarters, PO Drawer 170, Moose, WY 83012-0170, (307) 739-3309, www.nps.gov/grte
Local Contacts
NatGeo TOPO! Map (USGS): Colter Bay
Local Maps

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Dec 2018