Hike to Huckleberry Point, Grand Teton NP

Hike to Huckleberry Point, Grand Teton NP

Death Canyon Trailhead

Distance

4 Miles

Activities

Fishing, Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Kyle Aiton

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Lake
Scenic
Wildlife
Cliff Jumping
Swimming Hole

Hike with incredibly scenic views of the Tetons, Jackson Hole Valley, and Phelps Lake. This is a short hike with huge rewards. 

Getting There:

Coming from Jackson Hole, enter Grand Teton National Park and turn left onto Moose-Wilson Road. Continue southwest until you come to Death Canyon trailhead on your right. There is a large parking lot beside the trailhead, as well as bathrooms and picnic areas.

The Trail:

The four mile out-and-back trail begins at the Death Canyon trailhead. You'll start on a one mile hike on a well-maintained dirt trail through scenic views of the Tetons, which will lead you to the Phelps Lake Overlook with views of the lake as well as Jackson Hole Valley. There you will begin your one-mile descent to Phelps Lake. The entire hike gains only about 500 feet of elevation.

Feel like exploring more? Meander along the trails that take you down and around the lake; the one leading off to the right will take you up and away from the lake before heading back to the shore. You'll find a great spot called Huckleberry Point where you can partake in some cliff jumping. Feel free to throw a fishing line in the water anywhere around the lake as well.

As usual when in the wilderness and around any wildlife, keep a safe distance and do not approach anything you might see. Bears and elk are two animals that are well known in this area, so keep an eye out!

Community Photos

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $279/night

Under Canvas Yellowstone

West Yellowstone, Montana

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A great hike in a beautiful place

Love this hike in GTNP. Beautiful views and not too strenuous. A great sight seeing hike.

Distance

4 Miles

Activities

Fishing, Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Kyle Aiton

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