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The Best Backpacking in Jenny Lake

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Top backpacking spots in and near Jenny Lake

  • Alta, Wyoming

    Lake Solitude via Lake Solitude and Cascade Canyon Trail

    13.83 mi / 2323 ft gain
    Lake Solitude via Lake Solitude and Cascade Canyon Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Moose, Wyoming.
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Cascade Canyon Trail

    8.92 mi / 1128 ft gain
    This is a really scenic trail in the Grand Teton National Park. If you follow the trail all the way it will lead you to Lake Solitude.  This hike about 12+ miles round trip, depending on if you get the ferry across Jenny Lake (less with ferry). The actual hike begins on the west side of Jenny la...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    South Fork Cascade Canyon to Hurricane Pass

    18.12 mi / 3793 ft gain
    South Fork Cascade Canyon to Hurricane Pass Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Moran, Wyoming.
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Cascade Canyon to Hurricane Pass Trail

    21.83 mi / 3986 ft gain
    Cascade Canyon to Hurricane Pass Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Moran, Wyoming.
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Paintbrush Canyon Loop and Leigh Lake Overnight

    5.0
    22 mi / 4400 ft gain
    There are many ways to access the Teton backcountry. However, one of my personal favorites is from Leigh Lake via the String Lake trailhead. From the backcountry office obtain a backcountry permit for 2 nights at Leigh Lake. Site 12 has some of the more impressive beachfront views of the Front Ra...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Leigh Lake via String Lake Trailhead

    4.8
    2.84 mi
    Leigh Lake is absolutely stunning with about as many recreational activities as you can imagine for a lake. It is a short flat one mile hike from the trailhead at String Lake to Leigh. Once you get there can go as far along as you wish along the 2 mile lakeshore. You can also Kayak, Canoe, or SUP...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Paintbrush and Cascade Canyons Loop

    5.0
    18.77 mi / 4088 ft gain
    This is one of the most picturesque and popular overnight trails in the Tetons for a reason. The trailhead is located at the String Lake parking lot. The trail constantly changes at every turn; be ready to experience a wide variety of gorgeous scenes from lush dense forests, scattered waterfalls,...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Mount Moran

    10 mi / 5500 ft gain
    Mount Moran’s CMC Route is best climbed by starting at String Lake’s boat launch. From here, pack up your overnight and climbing gear into your kayak or canoe and start your journey north on String Lake. At the end of the lake, portage a few hundred yards to Leigh Lake and continue your paddle no...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Backpack the Teton Loop

    34 mi / 7000 ft gain
    For our loop traveling around the Grand Teton, we started at the Lupine Meadows TH going counterclockwise and that was where we finished as well. We heard that other people start other trailheads, like Death Canyon TH or Taggart Lake TH. Our goal was to finish the loop in just 2 days and 1 night,...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Middle Teton Glacier

    12.69 mi / 5837 ft gain
    Middle Teton Glacier Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Moose, Wyoming.
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Bradley and Taggart Lakes via Valley Trail and Lupine Meadows

    9.86 mi / 1526 ft gain
    Bradley and Taggart Lakes via Valley Trail and Lupine Meadows is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Moose, Wyoming.
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Surprise Lake via Lupine Meadows

    9.69 mi / 2946 ft gain
    Getting Started There is a good amount of parking at the Lupine Meadows Trailhead but on weekends and nice days it will fill up quickly so it is best to arrive as early as possible.  The Trail The trail to Surprise Lake starts relatively level before quickly beginning to ascend after about a t...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Backpack the South Fork of Garnet Canyon

    5.0
    11 mi / 4682 ft gain
    To start this trip you will need to go to one of the local ranger stations for a backcountry permit, Jenny Lake, Colter Bay, etc. Or if you like to plan ahead, you can make a reservation January through May on  https://www.nps.gov/grte/plany... …When you get to the ranger station to pick up your ...
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  • Moose, Wyoming

    Skiing the Grand Teton NP's Teton Park Road

    4.8
    Northwestern Wyoming’s Teton Range is one of North America’s truly iconic landscapes. With essentially no foothills on the eastern side of the range, the mountains jut practically straight up from the valley floor at 6200’ to 13,770’ at the top of Grand Teton, the second-tallest point in the stat...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Backpack to Alaska Basin via Death Canyon

    28.2 mi / 7500 ft gain
    Death Canyon Trailhead is easily accessed by heading south on Moose-Wilson Rd. from Grand Teton National Park Headquarters for 3 miles. Once at the junction turn right onto an uneven dirt road and go north 0.7 miles to the parking area.Day 1: (8.3 miles) From Death Canyon Trailhead hike west for ...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Backpack to the Death Canyon Shelf

    20 mi / 2700 ft gain
    If you can snag a permit to camp at Death Canyon Shelf, consider yourself lucky. This backcountry camping zone holds some of the best sites in Grand Teton National Park. The shelf is a 3-mile stretch of the Teton Crest trail between Fox Creek Pass and Mount Meek Pass, and runs parallel to Death C...
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