Grand Teton may be a smaller park than Yellowstone, but its hiking is every bit as stellar. Backcountry trails skirt placid lakes, delve into wildflower-filled canyons, and even scurry straight up the tallest peaks. With some of the most dramatic wilderness scenery in the country just a hike away, the Tetons are bound to amaze anyone who steps off the beaten track. 

If you have limited time to explore, choose your hiking destinations based on your favorite ecosystems. Looking for a lakefront hike? Try the shoreline trails at Jackson or Jenny Lakes. Challenging climbs with great views? Head up one of the canyons. Trying to get away from it all? Hit the Teton Crest Trail. This selection of top trails will help you decide.

Day Hikes

The park’s many trails vary greatly in length and level of difficulty, so you’ll want to consult with rangers before tackling them. The rangers can suggest hikes suited to your ability and update you on everything from bear activity to trail conditions to weather concerns. They also conduct guided walks. Remember: If you are planning to hike for more than 30 minutes, carry a supply of water and some rain gear.

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