Get ready to explore the best of picturesque Grand Teton National Park on these incredible trails. Whether you’re looking for easy, lakeside strolls, hikes that end in icy swimming holes or views for days that will get your blood pumping, Grand Teton has something for every hiker. We’ve put together a list of six of our favorite Grand Teton hiking trails in and bordering the park.
The seventh-largest lake in Grand Teton sits behind iconic Jackson and Jenny lakes. This moderately-rated loop hike with highly-rated scenery takes you through sagebrush flats, mixed forest of aspens and lodgepole pines and a rocky shoreline. Choose your own adventure on this hike, whether that means jumping into frigid waters or picnicking lakeside.
Hidden Falls and Cascade Canyon
The Cascade Canyon Trail hike to Hidden Falls and then farther into the canyon is truly awe-inspiring. It’s a great hike if you want to experience the wildness of the park without having to hike up thousands of feet in elevation. As you hike into this glacially carved canyon before turning around when the trail forks at 4.4 miles, you’ll have gained 991 feet of elevation.
Or, for an alternative route, follow the Hidden Falls Trail, a 4.8-mile loop that stays along Jenny Lake’s southern shore. To shorten the hike by 4 miles round trip, you can ride a privately-run shuttle boat across the lake.
Table Mountain is a peak in Caribou-Targhee National Forest that borders Grand Teton National Park and offers some of the most stunning views in the West. While Table Mountain is not in Grand Teton National Park, it offers some of the most incredible views of the park’s highest peaks.
Get stunning views of the Grand Teton as you hike this easy trail to picturesque Taggart Lake. This 3.3-mile roundtrip trail is a perfect hike to do with the family as the trail doesn’t gain very much elevation and it’s stunning year-round. Fall is particularly beautiful when the aspens turn golden.
Jenny Lake Trail is one of Grand Teton National Park’s most iconic hikes. What makes it so great? It’s perfect for people who want to do a hike over 5 miles but don’t necessarily want to gain thousands of feet of elevation. The 7.6 mile Jenny Lake Loop offers a gently rolling trail that follows the edges of the stunning Jenny Lake.