Experience Hidden Falls, Jenny Lake, String Lake, and awesome views of the Tetons!

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, marmots, birds, squirrels, and elk. This really is a must-do day hike if you are in the Tetons for a weekend.

You can park at the parking area near the Lupine Meadows Trailhead, but this is NOT the trailhead for this hike. You will need to backtrack a bit to get to the trail – walk along the road until you cross the small stream, then immediately look for a small trail on your left that heads back towards the stream, just about where the marker is on the map shown here.

The path will cross over the stream and then head up towards Jenny Lake. Follow the signs and it will take you around Jenny Lake, up to Hidden Falls, and then over to String Lake.

If you want to do a shorter hike, cut in between Jenny and String Lake and head back around the other side of Jenny Lake.

Pack List

  • Snow boots (Spring/Fall)
  • Lunch
  • Water
  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Fishing pole
  • Hammock
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RT Distance 8 Miles
Elevation Gain 800 Feet
Activities Chillin, Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Loop
Features
Easy Parking
Forest
Lake
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildlife

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Breath Taking Views!

Love this trail. I’ve done it a few times and it just never gets old. It’s my happy place.

5 stars without a doubt

If you decide to hike the entire lake (and not cheat by taking the ferry across), the falls are perfect after hiking several miles. They're very impressive and that cool breeze feels great!

Beautiful Waterfall in the Jenny Lake District

This waterfall is a must-see when visiting the Jenny Lake District. If accessed from the Jenny Lake trail head, it is a relatively easy and short hike and great for families. If hiking with small children, a boat ride across the lake is advised and fun! Keep in mind that the Jenny Lake trail is currently under construction so access to the waterfall may be impaired. Check with the ranger station before planning your visit.


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