Breathtakingly beautiful and easily accessible, it’s no wonder this is one of the most popular hikes in
the park. We recommend taking the ferry across Jenny Lake before setting off to explore the glacially carved canyon. This is an out ‘out-and-back’ hike allowing you to decide the distance – the farther you hike the less people you will see! If you come down from your hike and still have more left in your legs, the walk around string lakes is stunning.
Pack a sandwich and plenty of water for the hike.
This hike is pure bliss. In 1927 John D. Rockefeller purchased a vast expanse of land with the intention of
donating this land to the National Park. He retained a 3,000 acre section surrounding Phelps lake to function as the JY Ranch, their families private vacation property. In 2001, Laurance S. Rockefeller donated the land, along with a substantial grant to maintain the land. Be sure not to skip the visitor center, which is dedicated to the sensory experience of visiting the park.
This 5.5 mile loop that will take you two visits two of the six glacially formed lakes within the park. With mild elevation gain, this hike is perfect for those hoping to hike lakeside with the backdrop of the majestic Teton peaks.