Trail Length

5.1 miles / 8.2 kilometres

Route Type

Out and back

Elevation Gain

1,364 feet / 415.7 metres

Estimated Time

2.5 hours

Description and Tips

This is the trail to go to when you don’t want to fight the crowds at Jenny Lake or Inspiration Point. The trail was almost totally ours — we only passed 4 others. The gravel parking lot is a short distance off the main road and unmarked, so you won’t find it unless you are looking for it and will think “where am I going?” with your LTV. Likewise the trail — there are some discrepancies in online maps and reality on the ground. But there are some good climbs and plenty of places to stop, look, and catch your breath. It’s a wonderful hike with a lot of views when you finally get to the top and see the peaks of the Tetons to the west and the two lakes below — a great place to eat your lunch. You could connect to other trails as well to make it a loop and a longer hike.

Submitted By

Mark Miller-McLemore