Grand Teton National Park: Jenny Lake and Hidden Falls

A day in Grand Teton National Park during your stay at Teton Valley Cabins is a must do. More specifically, a stop at Jenny Lake will surpass your expectations.  Whether you live in the region or you are travelling thousands of miles across the country, or world – the grandeur and majesty of the Grand Teton Mountain range has yet to disappoint.  At the base of those mountains, is Jenny Lake and the  200 foot cascading (and quite famous) Hidden Falls. Jenny Lake is named after a Shoshone Indian who married an Englishman, Richard “Beaver Dick” Leigh.


Explore the Jenny Lake Ranger Station for easy access to valley lakes and invigorating hiking while enjoying dramatic mountain scenery. The district offers access to some of the most popular hiking in the park. Hike into Cascade Canyon past Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point; ascend from sagebrush meadows to alpine lakes; or pass through forested trails into Paintbrush Canyon. Climbers find easy access to the world-renowned central Teton peaks from Jenny Lake and Lupine Meadows. Make sure to visit the Jenny Lake Ranger Station for current route conditions and backcountry permits during the peak summer months.

Jenny Lake is considered to be a major focal point in Grand Teton National Park. This special spot is at the mouth of Cascade Canyon and offers many hiking trails, scenic boat rides, and quick access to the major climbing routes onto the tallest peaks of the Teton Range. The hike to Hidden Falls is arguably the most popular hike in Grand Teton National Park, and can be accessed from both the parking lot, or at the west side boat dock. To cut  a bit of mileage off the hike to the falls, enjoy a quick but insanely scenic boat ride. Jenny Lake Boating is the answer for that. they offer round-trip cruises, one ways, or the ever popular evening scenic cruise around the lake, that never require the passenger to get off. (Reservations for this one required.)The entrance of Grand Teton National Park is approximately 54 miles and take roughly 1 hour and 15 minutes to get there when leaving Teton Valley Cabins.

Jenny Lake Boat
A Jenny Lake boat returns from the West side of the lake.



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