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. A visit to Jenny Lake Trail represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Grand Teton National Park holiday planner to plot your vacation.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Beautiful Trail, which climbs all the same, it takes a little more an hour to get to the falls (especially since it was very hot for us) and for the return you can do as take us the boat (even if you do not have the tickets you pay on arrival - $ 9-)
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  • August 13, 2017
    If you were given just one-stop in Grand Teton's choose Jenny Lake Trail. The trail get you to the foot of the Grand Teton's but alos give you amazing views of the Teton range from across the lake nea...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    We enjoyed the hike to Hidden Falls, very scenic. About 5-6 miles round trip ( or you can take boat across lake one way or round trip to cut down the walk).  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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