There’s a reason the locals always have on shorts and a hat. And that ubiquitous backpack? It holds hiking shoes or sandals, a water bottle and a rain jacket. Literally hundreds of trails crisscross the valley floor of Jackson Hole near Grand Teton National Park. Many forest trails are within easy walking distance and right outside the front entrance of Snow King Resort Hotel and Grand View Lodge. Grab your hiking shoes and snag a map, and you're on your way to a great experience. Make your way to the top of Snow King Mountain for a beautiful view of Jackson Hole.
All trails put together a list of the top ten best trails in Grand Teton National Park. There are many different options for great hiking in the area during the summer. Each hike has a difficulty level to ensure safety when traveling on the hiking trail. Plan a day trip and to hike in the scenic mountains and make sure your car can access the trailhead. All trails has great reviews on the level of difficulty to a certain hiking trail by car. Certain hiking trails can be very popular and checking when peak foot traffic occurs, will ensure a trail doesn't have too much activity when starting out.
There is wildlife in the area and you may see animals near the hiking trail. Although it is rare, keep your eye out for Grizzly and Black bears, moose, elk, and bison. And having bear spray will make the day more relaxing if wildlife happens to be in the area. Be sure to look around during the trip and avoid wearing earbuds which will restrict your alertness to your surroundings.
The views in Grand Teton Mountain Range are incredible. There are many beautiful lakes in the area including Holly Lake, Lake Solitude, String Lake and Jenny Lake. The stunning landscape is very meditative in the high country and the wilderness is very serene. Look around at the wildflowers and the gorgeous view of Grand Teton mountains. And listen to the babble of the Snake river on a warm summer day.
Be sure to properly hydrate as the elevation can be a problem for inexperienced hikers. If you are dizzy or lightheaded, don't go the extra mile and take the right precautions. Turn around on the loop and avoid the risk. The forest is a wild place and it would be terrible for a visitor to get lost on a hiking trail in the mountains. Temperature's vary wildly and the weather can be very harsh at times in Grand Teton mountain range.
Learn more about the best hikes in the Jackson Hole area. And the time of year each hike is most appropriate. Explore Grand Teton National Park and enjoy an incredible experience hiking in the area. There are many summits to climb and foothills to traverse. Pack your hydration vest and find a trailhead. Visit Jackson Hole hiking trails in the coming months!