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Phelps Lake Trail

Moose-Wilson Road, Grand Teton National Park, WY
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Best local trail

As a teen I would ride my bike to this trail. The trail was an easy hike to phelps lake which lead... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
realbiglu
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Bellefontaine, Ohio
Tranquil Trail with Breathtaking Views

The trail was very nice and manageable with several kids. All of us enjoyed it, especially the... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2018
magicmomentfamily
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Wyoming
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Moose-Wilson Road, Grand Teton National Park, WY
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"jumping rock"
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"limited parking"
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"rockefeller preserve"
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"death canyon"
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"easy hike"
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"great hike"
in 12 reviews
"parking lot"
in 9 reviews
"nice point"
in 2 reviews
"visitor center"
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"parking spot"
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"wooded area"
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"mile loop"
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"early september"
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"year olds"
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"elevation gain"
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"long hike"
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"mule deer"
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

As a teen I would ride my bike to this trail. The trail was an easy hike to phelps lake which lead to the mouth of death canyon. I would go to Teton village and then ride on a dirt rode for about a mile...More

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Reviewed February 8, 2018

The trail was very nice and manageable with several kids. All of us enjoyed it, especially the finale; Phelps Lake. As it is not a very long hike, we packed a lunch and ate it there at the lake. Because we wanted to keep a...More

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Reviewed November 12, 2017

We went in early September. We weren't sure our rented prius could make it to the trail head so we parked at the lower entrance and walked the 1 mile up to the trail head. Thankfully there was a restroom there! The trail is narrow...More

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Reviewed September 28, 2017

The hike starts at the parking lot of the Laurence Rockefeller Preserve. Plan on getting here early, there is limited parking and it fills fast. Volunteers/employees are on hand to assist with parking issues. We took the Lake Creek Trail to the lake. The trail...More

Thank Lynn W
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

The Phelps Lake Loop Trail is a wonderful hike, in two parts. First is the hike from the Rockefeller Preserve building to Phelps Lake itself; you can turn around at that point and hike back down, satisfied that you've gotten some exercise in the great...More

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Reviewed August 25, 2017

There's a reason this lake was the retreat of the Rockefellers... the area is truly beautiful! The Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve parking lot is the most convenient, and there are bathroom facilities and drinking water at the visitor center there to start your hike right....More

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Reviewed August 21, 2017

We did this hike with our 10 and 12 year olds. We left from the Death Canyon trail head and hike up to the Phelps Lake Overlook and then down to the jumping rock. Roundtrip was approx. 5 miles. The incline back from the lake...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

Hiked the phelps trail with our 2 kids from the visitor's center to phelps lake and on to the jumping rock. Nice easy hike with the most amazing view of the mountains. There are beautiful streams along the way to the lake. My husband and...More

Thank ep1979
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Reviewed July 27, 2017

This trail is peaceful walking as due to the limited parking spots. The trail starts from the Laurence.S.Rockefeller visitor center which has a little exhibit and place to sit and relax and you can get info from the very helpful rangers who are here. There...More

Thank Anna S
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Reviewed July 17, 2017

Great hike take your swimsuit and jump off the huge boulder sitting on the edge of the lake at the 2.5 mile mark.

Thank b568
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Becki1006
March 29, 2018|
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Response from cmhprh | Reviewed this property |
Marilyn: I'm not sure whether the preserve opens when the road opens. Or, to put it another way, I'm not sure whether the opening of the preserve is dependent on the opening of the road. Let me put it a third way: I know... More
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live4him312
February 7, 2018|
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Response from cmhprh | Reviewed this property |
It's absolutely safe to take a dip. When we watched people doing it this past summer, they gave us two pointers: 1) don't hesitate -- just do it! and 2) don't dive, and don't put your arms out to the side; just jump with... More
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