Jenny Lake Trail
Recently we posted a new map of the Jenny Lake in the Tetons. Since completing the map we have been working on our first guide to the newly mapped area. The Jenny Lake Trail Guide is complete and posted on cloudhiking.com.
Any visit to Grand Teton National Park would be incomplete without a visit to Jenny Lake. The iconic lake is the heart of the Park with views of the Teton Range from it's shore.
The South Jenny Lake area has car and bus parking, bike-way access, a trailhead, and a shuttle boat dock. Facilities include the Visitor Center, Jenny Lake Ranger Station, a general store, restrooms, water, picnic tables, Jenny Lake Campground, and Exum Guides (close by.)
Rocky trail next to the Lake
The North Jenny Lake area features the Jenny Lake Loop Road, which is one-way with a bike lane, horse trails and stable, Jenny Lake Lodge and Restaurant, and trail access.
For the adventurous, Jenny Lake is the gateway to the mountains. From the 7.1 mile loop, the Jenny Lake Trail gives access to the Valley Trail, String Lake Loop Trail, Cascade Canyon Trail, Moose Ponds, Hanging Canyon, and Symmetry Couloir. The trail also accesses the very popular Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point.
Of course, Jenny Lake Trail is also just a great hike. From the trail there are postcard views of the lake and mountains and if the views of the landscape are not enough, wildlife abounds near the lake.
For a few Jenny Lake notes ...
The 7.1 mile loop is rated as moderate.
Do not underestimate the trail, it is subject to mountain weather.
Sections of the trail near South Jenny Lake and the West Shuttle Boat Dock may be very crowded.
The Valley Trail shares the western section of the Jenny Lake Trail.
Many trails are named for their destination.
The Jenny Lake Trail Guide describes the Jenny Lake Trail and the Cascade Canyon Trail to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point.
The Guide includes - trail data, directions, trail description, photographs, trail notes, mileage, link to digital map, and page comments.
Jenny Lake from Inspiration Point
Please, check out the Jenny Lake Trail Guide and plan a visit to the Tetons (or at least look at the photos!)
Happy Jenny Lake Trails