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Hiking Trails (not a tour)

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Hiking Trails (not a tour)

Planning a trip to Jackson Hole in August. My husband and I have never been before- looking for some trails to hike (1/2 or whole day) at a beginner to intermediate level. Not looking for a "tour" per say. Wanting to check out Jackson Hole, Tetons, or Yellowstone. Any tips or advice on where to find information is appreciated!

N. Idaho
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for Yellowstone National Park
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1. Re: Hiking Trails (not a tour)

Welcome to Trip Advisor!

Here is a link to the National Park Service Yellowstone website. It lists a sampler of hikes in the main areas of Yellowstone and does give them a ranking of easy to hard.


If you are planning to spend some time in Yellowstone, you will want to stay in Yellowstone or a gateway city. Jackson is too far for effective touring of this huge park!

In Yellowstone there are always some shorter length Ranger walks/hikes if you want to hike with a group. They are free, you don't need to sign up ahead and usually pretty interesting.


Let us know any other questions you might have as you plan your trip.


Naples, Florida
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for Grand Teton National Park
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2. Re: Hiking Trails (not a tour)

Here is a similar link for Grand Teton National Park Hiking.

I'd recommend Bradley/Taggart Lake to start, followed by Cascade Canyon and String Lake Loop and/or Hermitage to start. Buy bear spray!


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3. Re: Hiking Trails (not a tour)

For the Grand Tetons this website will provide far more details. This list of the top hikes in the park should be helpful in starting your list: tetonhikingtrails.com/grand-teton-top-10-hik… The site provides details for almost every day hike in the park. Let us know if you have any questions about any specific trails.

Jackson WY
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4. Re: Hiking Trails (not a tour)

Grand Teton has a lot of great hiking and you are able to get to some great views of both the mountains and the valley with out covering many miles. I would recommend going early if you want to see Hidden Falls/Inspiration point, because this area get pretty busy in the middle of the day. Also if you want to avoid steeper trails check out hiking from Two Oceans lake to Emma Matilda lake. It is pretty flat but has great views of the entire Teton Range.

Franklin, Tennessee
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5. Re: Hiking Trails (not a tour)

Check out Cascade Canyon. Take the boat across Jenny Lake but hike pass inspiration point where most tourist stop. It is so worth it and it is just a gradual up hill after reaching inspiration point. I have hiked a lot across North America and it is my most favorite. If you want to hike all the way to Lake Solitude it is about 13 miles round trip but if you just hike into the canyon you will see beautiful cascades coming down the canyon walls, wild flowers and perhaps even a moose.

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