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The Best Hiking in Grand Teton National Park

Looking for the best hiking in Grand Teton National Park? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Grand Teton National Park. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

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Top hiking spots in and near Grand Teton National Park

  • Jenny Lake, Wyoming

    Jenny Lake Loop via String Lake Trailhead

    7.58 mi / 709 ft gain
    Jenny Lake Loop via String Lake Trailhead is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Moran, Wyoming.
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  • Jenny Lake, Wyoming

    Paintbrush Canyon to Holly Lake

    5.0
    12.84 mi / 2575 ft gain
    This day-long adventure takes off from the Paintbrush Canyon Trailhead. The trailhead is located north of the very popular Jenny Lake along String Lake Rd. It took us about 7 and half hours including an hour lunch break to hike up and down from about 6,900 feet to 9,300 feet, an early start is de...
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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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    String Lake Loop, Grand Teton NP

    4.7
    3.66 mi / 275 ft gain
    String Lake is a great place to spend time in Grand Teton National Park. There are many options for fun here including kayaking, canoeing, swimming, and picnicking. The warm, shallow waters make it a great lake for families, and there are many options for hiking here, from easy to difficult. Th...
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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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  • Jenny Lake, Wyoming

    Hidden Falls via String Lake Trail

    4.38 mi / 541 ft gain
    Hidden Falls via String Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Moran, Wyoming.
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Camp on Leigh Lake

    1 mi / 50 ft gain
    Because it's only accessible by canoe, kayak, or foot, the 8 Leigh Lake campsites have a solitary backcountry feel to them while providing all the necessities for an enjoyable night under Mt. Moran in Grand Teton National Park. The western campsites are paddle-in only, while the easter campsites ...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Leigh Lake

    5.0
    2.86 mi / 148 ft gain
    Leigh Lake is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Moose, Wyoming.
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Leigh Lake Trail

    6.98 mi / 325 ft gain
    Leigh Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Moose, Wyoming.
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Hike to Hidden Falls, WY

    4.1
    8 mi / 800 ft gain
    You will find great views of the Tetons throughout this trek, which takes you past the gorgeous Jenny Lake and String Lake, as well as to Hidden Falls, a massive cascade along a river with many other waterfalls and awesome sights. There is also lots of wildlife in this area, including foxes, marm...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Hike to Lake Solitude

    5.0
    16.5 mi / 2600 ft gain
    Start out at South Jenny Lake.You have the option to take a ferry boat to the other side of the lake to make the journey shorter. If you want to take the ferry, it's about $15 and saves you an extra 4 miles RT.So from South Jenny Lake you hike along the south-west shore of Jenny Lake to the inter...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Hike to Jenny Lake's Inspiration Point

    4.5
    2.2 mi / 450 ft gain
    A relatively easy hike. Getting to the trailhead requires a short boat ride across Jenny Lake from the south side. Alternatively, it is possible to walk around the lake as well. Starting from the boat dock, the trail is only a ~0.8 mile climb to Inspiration Point (1.6 miles round trip). Shortly ...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Hike to Lake of the Crags

    6 mi / 2765 ft gain
    The unmarked trek up to Lake of the Crags is a hidden gem in Grand Teton National Park, unknown or untried by many. From the Jenny Lake trailhead, follow the path down to the lake and then around the western edge, headed toward Inspiration Point. Shortly after you enter the tree line, you'll see ...
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  • Alta, Wyoming

    Explore Jenny Lake, WY

    4.9
    To get here, Is very easy. Heading north out of Jackson Wyoming, just follow the signs once you enter Grand Teton National Park for the route to Jenny Lake. You can make this a day trip for hiking the lake or you can grab a spot on its shore line for a day of swimming and relaxation. If you're lo...
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