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10 Amazing Hikes in Grand Teton National Park


You have arrived in Grand Teton National Park! This park is a great place to see the beautiful Teton Range, peaceful alpine lakes, and a wide variety of wildlife amid the rough terrain of Wyoming. Listed below are 10 remarkable hikes that range in difficulty and have their own special attractions.

1. Cascade Canyon Trail

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  • Distance: 9.1 miles (round trip)
  • Difficulty: Moderate

This trail offers breathtaking vistas of the Teton Range, peaceful alpine lakes, and the chance to see moose, black bears, and other animals as it winds through the Cascade Canyon.

2. Inspiration Point

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  • Distance: 1.8 miles (round trip)
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Includes a detour to Hidden Falls and stunning vistas of Jenny Lake. The Cathedral Group and the surrounding mountains are visible from nearly every point along the trek.

3. Taggart Lake Loop

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  • Distance: 3.8 miles (round trip)
  • Difficulty: Easy

This trek winds its way through woods and meadows before revealing stunning panoramas of Taggart Lake and the distant Teton Range. This trail is great for families because of its moderate difficulty.

4. Amphitheater Lake

  • Distance: 10.1 miles (round trip)
  • Difficulty: Strenuous

Hike up the winding trail to beautiful Amphitheater Lake and make a pit stop at the unexpected Surprise Lake. Both are tucked away in a valley between soaring mountains and a sea of blooms.

5. Delta Lake

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  • Distance: 7.4 miles (round trip)
  • Difficulty: Strenuous

This challenging but ultimately satisfying trek will take you to the beautiful turquoise waters of Delta Lake, with the Grand Teton as a backdrop. Those who make the effort to follow the trail to its end will be rewarded with stunning scenery and a sense of personal achievement.

6. Paintbrush Divide

  • Distance: 19 miles (round trip)
  • Difficulty: Strenuous

The stunning Paintbrush Divide is the destination of this challenging but rewarding 19-mile round-trip climb. This trip is a must for nature lovers since it offers stunning views of the Teton Range and the valley below at multiple points along the trail.

7. Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point via Cascade Canyon

  • Distance: 6.6 miles (round trip)
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Visit the stunning Hidden Falls on the way to the breathtaking vistas of Jenny Lake and the surrounding mountains from Inspiration Point.

8. Bradley and Taggart Lakes

  • Distance: 6 miles (round trip)
  • Difficulty: Easy to moderate

A serene retreat with amazing views of the surrounding mountains can be found at the end of this walk, which winds its way through picturesque forests and meadows on its way to the coasts of Bradley Lake and Taggart Lake.

9. Death Canyon

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  • Distance: Varies (depending on the route)
  • Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous

Hikers may experience the wild splendor of the park on this track that winds through some challenging terrain. This walk takes hikers deep into the mesmerizing quiet of Death Canyon, with its abundant fauna, colorful wildflowers, and breathtaking panoramas.

10. Phelps Lake Loop

  • Distance: 7 miles (round trip)
  • Difficulty: Moderate

This trail goes in a complete round around Phelps Lake, providing hikers with a variety of landscapes to explore, from wooded stretches to open meadows to breathtaking vistas of the lake and the mountains beyond.

There are trails for hikers of all experience levels at Grand Teton National Park. Inspiration Point and Hidden Falls are accessible by moderate hikes, while Amphitheater Lake and Paintbrush Divide are accessible via more strenuous outings; all hikers will find something to their liking.

These trails take you through one of the most beautiful national parks in the United States, where you can see sights like the majestic Teton Range, peaceful alpine lakes, a wide variety of wildlife, and the rugged beauty of canyons and meadows.

Ready to take the tour? Check out Shaka Guide's Grand Teton National Park Tour!

We hope that we’ve given you all the information you need to make the most of your day. Your vacation is extremely important to us so if you have any questions feel free to reach out at aloha@shakaguide.com.

For more detailed information to help you plan, check out our Grand Teon National Park Itinerary and Know Before You Go article.

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