This long loop out to Hermitage Point and back crosses through forest, rolling meadows, and wetlands out to the shore of Jackson Lake, making it an excellent opportunity to spot a variety of wildlife, such as bears, moose, elk, beavers, osprey, and herons. Stay close to the lakeshore on your way out, passing ponds and tracing Half Moon Bay before hiking out to the end of Hermitage Point, where the Teton peaks loom large across the lake. Follow Third Creek on your way back to the trailhead.