Best Hikes in Grand Teton National Park

Location: Wyoming's Teton Range

Grand Teton NP Hiking Trails

Tetons from the trail to Paintbrush Divide

Teton Crest

Distance: 35.6 miles (One Way)

Breathtaking views of towering granite peaks, gorgeous glacier-carved valleys, lovely lakes and meadows awash in wildflowers greet hikers on this popular backpack through the heart of the Teton Range.

Teewinot Mountain, Mount Owen and Grand Teton

Lake Solitude

Distance: 14.6 miles (Round Trip)

My favorite day hike in the Tetons features stunning views of Teewinot Mountain, Mount Owen and Grand Teton, passes pretty waterfalls, travels through alpine meadows awash in wildflower and ends at beautiful Lake Solitude, nestled in a rugged granite cirque

Walls towering above Death Canyon

Death Canyon

Distance: 7.8 - 12.0 miles (Round Trip)

This beautiful hike up a dramatic canyon leads to the pretty, wildflower-filled meadows of the upper canyon set beneath rugged peaks. Extend the hike by walking to a viewpoint with vistas extending to the cliffs of Death Canyon Shelf and Mount Bannon.

Middle Teton

Garnet Canyon

Distance: 8.2 - 9.4 miles (Round Trip)

Stunning views of Middle Teton, Nez Perce and Jackson Hole are the highlights of this scenic hike up Garnet Canyon. This trail, part of the popular climbing route to Grand, Middle and South Tetons, is not as heavily trafficked as nearby Amphitheater Lakes.

Mount Owen towering above the south side of the canyon

Cascade Canyon

Distance: 3.4 - 9.3 miles (Round Trip)

The hike up Cascade Canyon features a scenic boat ride, beautiful waterfall and nice overlook with views of Jenny Lake, surrounding peaks and the Gros Ventre Mountains. Beyond the viewpoint the hike gently ascends gorgeous Cascade Canyon beneath towering peaks.

Teton reflection in Taggart Lake

Taggart and Bradley Lakes Loop

Distance: 5.3 - 6.7 miles (Loop)

Impressive views of Tetons are the hallmark of this scenic loop trail visiting photogenic Taggart and Bradley Lake, set in beautiful basin beneath the majestic Teton Range.

Amphitheater Lake

Surprise and Amphitheater Lakes

Distance: 9.8 - 10.5 miles (Round Trip)

A scenic hike to two lovely lakes tucked in a rugged cirque beneath Disappointment Peak. Views from the lakes extend to high summits of the Teton Range; Middle Teton, Grand Teton, Mount Owen and Teewinot Mountain.

Marion Lake

Marion Lake via the Teton Village Tram

Distance: 13.0 miles (Round Trip)

Ride the Jackson Hole Aerial Trail to the start of this long, strenuous hike journeying into the Tetons backcountry. The path follows a scenic section of the Teton Crest trail to pretty Marion Lake, nestled in bench beneath the divide.

Prospector Mountain, Albright Peak and Static Peak

Phelps Loop

Distance: 3.3 - 7.2 miles (Loop)

Hike through sagebrush flats, forest and meadows to scenic Phelps Lake, nestled in a glacial bowl beneath Prospector Mountain, Albright Peak and Static Divide Peak. Tailor the length of the hike to match the available time and the ability of your party.

Thor Peak and Mount Moran

String, Leigh, Bearpaw and Trapper Lakes

Distance: 3.2 - 10.0 miles (Round Trip)

Travel along a series of photogenic lakes with gorgeous views of the Teton Range stretching from Teewinot Mountain to Mount Moran. This is a great area for families or anyone looking for an easy, relaxed outing with great views.

Heron Pond

Swan Lake and Heron Pond Loop

Distance: 3.3 miles (Loop)

Scenic Swan Lake and Heron Pond, nestled in lodgepole pine forest, offer good opportunities to see waterfowl and sometimes beaver and moose. Sections of the loop trail offer fine views of Mount Moran and its neighboring peaks towering above Jackson Lake.

Hidden Falls

Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point

Distance: 1.0 - 1.8 miles (Round Trip)

This hike features a scenic boat ride, a beautiful waterfall and a nice overlook with views of Jenny Lake, nearby peaks and the Gros Ventre Mountains to the east.

Teton Panorama from Hermitage Point

Hermitage Point

Distance: 9.9 miles (Loop)

Two scenic ponds, views of the Tetons towering above Jackson Lake, a chance to see wildlife and some solitude make the Hermitage Point Loop a good option for hikers looking for an easy, full day hike or a good hike when weather precludes hiking in the high country.

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