Lake Solitude, Grand Teton National Park

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Lake Solitude is a lake located in Grand Teton National Park, in the U.S. state of Wyoming. The 0.5mi in circumference natural lake is situated at the head of north Cascade Canyon and is a popular destination for hikers and backpackers. From the Cascade Canyon trailhead on the west shore of Jenny Lake, the lake is a distance of and there is an altitude gain of along the Cascade Canyon Trail and Lake Solitude Trail. An alternate route to the lake from the north begins at String Lake and steeply climbs through Paintbrush Canyon to Paintbrush Divide on the Paintbrush Canyon Trail and then descends to Lake Solitude after a 11.5mi hike with an altitude increase of over to the divide.
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  • I have done several hikes in the Tetons during my summers there. There are none anymore gratifying to a day hiker than Lake Solitude. I had tried 3 times prior with no success. Too much snow on one hi...  more »
  • We did this hike as part of an overnight camping trip, Frankly, I was amazed at the people who hiked up and back in a day. Frankly, half of them were GREY as they booked it up. Is it worth it, guys? I...  more »
  • A wonderful hike in the Park that ends in a beautiful alpine lake surrounded by the majestic Tetons. Would rank it as a moderate hike from an endurance standpoint-switchbacks over a ridge from Jenny L...  more »
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  • We hiked up to camp just below Lake Solitude, the next day, we hiked over Paintbrush Divide. Late summer 2008.
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