Nature March 03, 2020
Take An Easy Loop Trail To Enter Another World At Hidden Falls In Wyoming
If you’re looking for one of the best trails in Wyoming to add to your bucket list this year, you’ve got to consider Hidden Falls. This easy loop trail near Jenny Lake is a gem of Grand Teton National Park.
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Hidden Falls is one of the highest rated trails in Wyoming, and you'll find it tucked away in Cascade Canyon, Grand Teton National Park
Most hikers choose to take the Jenny Lake Boat to the trailhead. It's an inexpensive and scenic way to get there, but you can also hike two miles from the parking lot to get there on foot.
Once you've docked, or made it to the trailhead, you're in for quite a treat! Take a short set of switchbacks until you find the place where the trail splits off, and be sure to follow the trail markers for the Hidden Falls / Inspiration Point trail.
Because this trail is so popular, it's meticulously maintained. While there is a bit of elevation gain, it's mostly on cleared trails that have been tweaked for an easy trek.
Cascade Creek lives up to its name, and you'll find several places to stop, relax, and watch the water rumble down the mountain.
Cross the creek on a series of wooden bridges that add to the scenery of the stroll.
The journey to Hidden Falls is as scenic as the destination! Give yourself plenty of time to take it all in. Look out for bears! They're common in these woods.
It's easy to walk right by Hidden Falls, so listen out for the roar of water and follow it when you get close! This towering, tumbling waterfall is one of the most impressive sights in the park.
Hidden Falls is almost 100 feet high, but it almost looks tiny compared to the enormous Tetons that surround you in the Canyon.
From the Jenny Lake Trailhead and back, you'll cover just under five miles. If you take the shuttle boat to start, the trip is only about two miles out and back.
Once you've made it to the falls, take a short break before continuing another half mile to find Inspiration Point. Look for the split in the trail on your way back and you'll find it!
From Inspiration Point, you'll be able to see clear across Jenny Lake. It's quite the view from way up here!
Check out the trail map and more information on AllTrails, here.
If you’re looking for a more challenging hike, you can find a series of switchbacks that bring you into Cascade Canyon from the same boat trailhead.
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