Jenny Lake Trail
Jenny Lake Trail
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Four miles of flat trail and spectacular mountain scenery.
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  • Elizabeth S
    39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A MUST for Teton Hikers
    The boat shuttle was not open yet, so we did the whole trail up to Hidden Falls & Inspiration Point! It made for the perfect distance! One of my favorite all time hikes now....there are all the elements on this trail....woods, waterfalls, snow, scenery, bridges, trails, elevation, challenge! Can't say enough about it!! LOVED all the sights & sounds!!
    Visited May 2023
    Written 29 May 2023
  • amesi
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin101 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hiked 2mi counter clockwise - stunning even when rainy
    My husband, 1.5 yr old son and I explored GTNP over Memorial Day weekend. The weather was rainy almost every day but didn’t last too long any of the days. We hiked Jenny Lake starting from the visitors center going counter clockwise. Our son was in a backpack carrier and cried the entire time…after about 2 miles it began to rain so we turned around. Truly beautiful scenery even though we didn’t complete the whole trail. Easy to access beautiful views even with an unhappy toddler haha.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 June 2023
  • WrldTraveler1789
    Austin, Texas97 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Post Card Views
    Truly beautiful. There is a nice trail that runs right along the water and through the forest at the same time. So you are always walking through beautiful trees and starring at the lake and mountains. We had our two small kids with us and our dog and they all loved exploring on the trail. We didn't go see the actual lodge, but the hike alone is worth going there. Truly post-card views.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 19 June 2023
  • Demon Mike
    Melbourne, Australia270 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jenny Lake Trail
    We were at the Grand Tetons and visited Jenny Lake. We drove to the lake and then took a boat trip across the lake to the trailhead. We walked up to Inspiration Point. It is a relatively easy trail to manage although there is an incline. The View from Inspiration Pont of the lake is beautiful. Therreafter we took the long route back. A it was spring/summere we carried bear spray but did not encounter any bears. we did see a Moose. The walk is scenic. If you go to Jenny Lake it is worthwile doing the trail
    Visited June 2023
    Written 16 July 2023
  • Margaret F
    Sydney, Australia12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful walk around the lake
    A wonderful walk around the lake with some beautiful scenery. We set off early for two reasons- to walk in the cooler part of the day and to get a parking spot close to the lake. We walked clockwise and detoured up to the hidden waterfall which was absolutely stunning. The shuttle on the lake can take people close to the waterfall and cut out a couple of kilometres of walking if short on time. The many different views of the lake were worth the walk. A good walk that wasn’t too strenuous. After a quick swim we were happy we got there early as the cars were parked out beyond the entrance road.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 July 2023
  • Happygoluckyyoko
    Marietta, Georgia6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best hiking !
    It was parfect hiking !! Must try hiking with ranger 9 am meet ranger at near information center . We just went hiking this morning it was little raining and it has been rain for 5 days so it was muddy but it was so perfect and ranger was very knowledgeable we learned a lot from him . It was 2hr hiking with ranger and after you are own so we decided we were already in half way to the shuttle board dock so another 90 min hiking to get there . Be aware There were no restroom . But it was very beautiful view and me and all my family were very happy . I have 3,4,5 and 70 Yrs mom it was good amount of walking !
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 August 2023
  • Tzivia R
    69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Was great - even in the rain!
    Going to Jenny Lake was a dream of mine for the last few years. I do a "Jenny Lake hike" on my iFit treadmill and I love the views and wanted to experience it in real life, so I dragged my family out to Teton/Yellowstone for an epic vacation. Of course we got there and it was raining non-stop! There was a lot of confusions/misinformation about how long the trail actually was. Because of the rain we opted not to do the full 7 mile loop. We took the Ferry boat across the lake (about $10 a person) I am a planner and it was annoying that there's no real ferry information out there until you show up. Then we were told we could do a 5.5 mile or a 1.5 mile hike back (or take other trails and take the boat back) we opted for the 1.5 mile - which actually is 2.8 so almost double what we were told and we didn't do any of the side trails on the way to make it longer, we were cold and wet. It wasn't a hard hike, but there was a moderate amount of up and down (mostly with stairs so not much hiking up or down). I still maintain that Jenny Lake is a beautiful place and it was very popular even on the rainy days, but we obviously didn't get the gorgeous reflection pictures because it was all foggy and cloudy. But I'm still glad and grateful I got to go!
    Visited August 2023
    Written 13 August 2023
  • TesaVan
    Indianapolis, Indiana299 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must Do!
    The highlight of our Grand Tetons trip was definitely this hike. We ventured along the Moose trail, although, unfortunately, we didn't encounter any moose. Walking alone felt a bit daunting, questioning if we were on the right path (which we were, and luckily, no bears!). The main trail, featuring stunning lake views, is truly unbeatable. To make the most of our experience, we utilized the boat to return to the starting point after reaching the falls. This is a definite must do for visitors!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 January 2024
  • Julia Snow M
    Portland, Maine7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking
    I took my 9 y/o grandson to Jackson Hole in July. He repeatedly tells us that it was the best week of his life and the high point was Jenny Lake. It is breathtakenly beautiful. We were so lucky because a mama bear and her cubs came down to the water. The rangers kept everyone at a safe distance but we could still see them bathing. What an experience! It was incredibly crowded when we first got there but on the paths just moderately so. We had to take a cab out there which was very expensive. Not a negative just an alert. I highly recommend a trip there and allow yourself enough time to walk, swim and hiking.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 January 2024
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Julia Snow M
Portland, ME7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
I took my 9 y/o grandson to Jackson Hole in July. He repeatedly tells us that it was the best week of his life and the high point was Jenny Lake. It is breathtakenly beautiful. We were so lucky because a mama bear and her cubs came down to the water. The rangers kept everyone at a safe distance but we could still see them bathing. What an experience! It was incredibly crowded when we first got there but on the paths just moderately so. We had to take a cab out there which was very expensive. Not a negative just an alert. I highly recommend a trip there and allow yourself enough time to walk, swim and hiking.
Written 10 January 2024
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TesaVan
Indianapolis, IN299 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The highlight of our Grand Tetons trip was definitely this hike. We ventured along the Moose trail, although, unfortunately, we didn't encounter any moose. Walking alone felt a bit daunting, questioning if we were on the right path (which we were, and luckily, no bears!). The main trail, featuring stunning lake views, is truly unbeatable. To make the most of our experience, we utilized the boat to return to the starting point after reaching the falls. This is a definite must do for visitors!
Written 9 January 2024
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Mindy
Louisville, KY39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
I like challenging trails with a lot of elevation changes. This trail definitely doesn’t offer that, it’s short and flat, but the views make up for it!! I was in awe the entire time
Written 7 December 2023
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Jennifer J
United States248 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Best and less crowded views of Jenny Lake are via the gravel trail on the jenny lake scenic one way drive (also the way to Jenny Lake lodge). But the trails near Jenny Lake visitors center and the store are concrete paths great for the disabled and this is where you access the boat to Hidden Falls.
Written 3 October 2023
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Melissa K
Douglasville, GA16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
I was really excited for a day at Jenny lake. We did the “must sees” and stuck to busy, family friendly trails that were recommended. I’ll be honest, I don’t get the hype. We are casual hikers with young kids and we just weren’t impressed. Yes, the range was pretty but the falls etc were really nothing impressive compared to what we have seen. Loved the range but wasn’t worth the hike to us. Just felt underwhelmed. It was pretty busy when we went. We never felt unsafe or nervous on the trails we went on (popular/high traffic, baby wore younger kids for most of it)
Written 24 September 2023
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Tzivia R
69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Going to Jenny Lake was a dream of mine for the last few years. I do a "Jenny Lake hike" on my iFit treadmill and I love the views and wanted to experience it in real life, so I dragged my family out to Teton/Yellowstone for an epic vacation. Of course we got there and it was raining non-stop! There was a lot of confusions/misinformation about how long the trail actually was. Because of the rain we opted not to do the full 7 mile loop. We took the Ferry boat across the lake (about $10 a person) I am a planner and it was annoying that there's no real ferry information out there until you show up. Then we were told we could do a 5.5 mile or a 1.5 mile hike back (or take other trails and take the boat back) we opted for the 1.5 mile - which actually is 2.8 so almost double what we were told and we didn't do any of the side trails on the way to make it longer, we were cold and wet. It wasn't a hard hike, but there was a moderate amount of up and down (mostly with stairs so not much hiking up or down). I still maintain that Jenny Lake is a beautiful place and it was very popular even on the rainy days, but we obviously didn't get the gorgeous reflection pictures because it was all foggy and cloudy. But I'm still glad and grateful I got to go!
Written 13 August 2023
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Happygoluckyyoko
Marietta, GA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
It was parfect hiking !! Must try hiking with ranger 9 am meet ranger at near information center .
We just went hiking this morning it was little raining and it has been rain for 5 days so it was muddy but it was so perfect and ranger was very knowledgeable we learned a lot from him . It was 2hr hiking with ranger and after you are own so we decided we were already in half way to the shuttle board dock so another 90 min hiking to get there . Be aware There were no restroom . But it was very beautiful view and me and all my family were very happy . I have 3,4,5 and 70 Yrs mom it was good amount of walking !
Written 8 August 2023
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Margaret F
Sydney, Australia12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
A wonderful walk around the lake with some beautiful scenery. We set off early for two reasons- to walk in the cooler part of the day and to get a parking spot close to the lake. We walked clockwise and detoured up to the hidden waterfall which was absolutely stunning. The shuttle on the lake can take people close to the waterfall and cut out a couple of kilometres of walking if short on time. The many different views of the lake were worth the walk. A good walk that wasn’t too strenuous. After a quick swim we were happy we got there early as the cars were parked out beyond the entrance road.
Written 29 July 2023
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Demon Mike
Melbourne, Australia270 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
We were at the Grand Tetons and visited Jenny Lake. We drove to the lake and then took a boat trip across the lake to the trailhead. We walked up to Inspiration Point. It is a relatively easy trail to manage although there is an incline. The View from Inspiration Pont of the lake is beautiful. Therreafter we took the long route back. A it was spring/summere we carried bear spray but did not encounter any bears. we did see a Moose. The walk is scenic. If you go to Jenny Lake it is worthwile doing the trail
Written 16 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

WrldTraveler1789
Austin, TX97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Truly beautiful. There is a nice trail that runs right along the water and through the forest at the same time. So you are always walking through beautiful trees and starring at the lake and mountains. We had our two small kids with us and our dog and they all loved exploring on the trail. We didn't go see the actual lodge, but the hike alone is worth going there. Truly post-card views.
Written 19 June 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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