Jenny Lake Trail

Reaching this junction after descending from a true point of exhilaration, we decided to forego the shuttle across the lake in favor of the 2.6 mile trek around Jenny Lake back to the car.

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What an outstanding choice!

The trail was very shaded with many points of interest, which included cascading waters….

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….interesting rocks and tree stumps…

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….and clearings that provided views of both the mountains…

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…and the lake.

The hike seemed effortless, and in no time we had made it back to the dock…

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…and back to our car!    This trail is suited for all ages and skill levels, is wide and well marked, and is a great way to experience the Grand Tetons!

* One final note * The trek around Jenny Lake is very popular, which was evident by the almost full parking lot at 9 a.m.  In fact, when we passed by later that afternoon, it was absolutely overflowing with cars.  To avoid crowds in the National Parks, it’s always a good idea to hit the “hot spots” early!

 

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