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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  • We couldn't do the entire loop as part of it was closed. Inspiration Point is a beautiful hike - moderate to easy - some steep parts, so maybe moderate. Watch out for moose on the trail - they weren't...  more »
  • Best trail of all! One cannot take their eyes off the lake and the mountains framing it in the background. Absolutely stunning!!!  more »
  • Taking the boat across the lake to the trailhead was a blast and the trails were great too. Varied trails for various levels of hikers. Something for everyone.  more »

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Where to stay in Grand Teton National Park

You shouldn't have any problem finding a place to stay inside Grand Teton National Park. Choose from basic campgrounds, rustic lodges, and cabins, with some of these options sitting on nearby ranches. Jackson Lake Lodge offers unmatched, up-close views of the Tetons via 18.3 m (60 ft) tall panoramic windows in the lobby. Other places to stay are scattered throughout the park; some lie on Route 26, others on Route 287, and others still on Teton Park Road. Many park visitors opt to stay in the nearby town of Jackson, which serves as a popular base for a wide range of outdoor activities. Jackson features a complete spectrum of accommodations, from simple motels to luxury resorts plus a wealth of restaurants and bars. Book well in advance if you plan to visit during summer.
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