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Best Easy Day Hikes Grand Teton National Park includes descriptions and detailed maps for twenty easy-to-follow hikes through some of the park’s most magnificent scenery.









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National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map for Grand Tetons contains detailed topographic information, clearly marked trails, recreational points of interest & navigational aids.









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Hiking Grand Teton National Park is the authoritative guide to all hiking trails in Grand Teton National Park - from short, easy day trips to multi-day backcountry adventures.

Directory of Grand Teton National Park Hiking Trails by Difficulty Rating

Hiking in Grand Teton National Park can be very challenging, and hiking a trail above your fitness level can make for a less than enjoyable day while out on the trail. Below is a list of hiking trails in Grand Teton National Park based on difficulty rating, and ranked from easiest to hardest hikes. This list is intended to help hikers find a trail that's best suited to their abilities.

Difficulty Rating Defined: a difficulty rating of less than 5 is generally considered to be an easy hike. Between 5 and 10 is moderate, and anything over 10 is considered to be a strenuous hike. For a more detailed explanation of difficulty ratings while hiking in Grand Teton National Park, please click here.

By clicking on any of the trail names below you'll find more detailed information for each hike, including trail descriptions, directions, key features, pictures, elevation profiles and maps.

R/T on the table heading below stands for total round trip mileage.

To get a general idea on the location of any hiking trail in Grand Teton National Park, please check out our park map page.


Trail Name General Location Trail Features R/T Miles Elevation Gain Difficulty Rating
Menors Ferry Moose Junction History, Scenic Views 0.4 10 0.42
Cunningham Cabin Moran Junction History, Panoramic Views 0.5 10 0.52
Lunch Tree Hill Jackson Lake Panoramic Views, Wildlife, History 0.4 87 0.57
Hidden Falls Jenny Lake Waterfall, Lake Views 1.3 230 1.76
Lakeshore Trail Jackson Lake Panoramic Views, Lake Views, Wildlife 2.1 150 2.40
Polecat Creek Loop Trail Flagg Ranch Wildlife 2.5 80 2.66
Phelps Lake Overlook Phelps Lake Scenic Lake Views 2.0 395 2.79
Moose Ponds Jenny Lake Scenic Lake Views, Wildlife, Fall Aspens 2.7 195 3.09
Inspiration Point Jenny Lake Panoramic Views, Waterfall 2.2 450 3.10
Heron Pond-Swan Lake Loop Jackson Lake Scenic Lake Views, Wildlife 3.2 115 3.43
Leigh Lake Jenny Lake Panoramic Views, Lake Views 3.7 50 3.80
Taggart Lake Taggart Lake Panoramic Views, Lake Views, Fall Aspens 3.3 300 3.90
Lake Creek-Woodland Trail Loop Phelps Lake Scenic Lake Views 3.4 260 3.92
Christian Pond Loop Jackson Lake Scenic Views, Wildlife, Wildflowers 3.6 250 4.10
Flagg Canyon Flagg Ranch River Views 4.0 150 4.30
String Lake Loop Jenny Lake Panoramic Views, Lake Views 3.8 275 4.35
Taggart Lake-Beaver Creek Loop Taggart Lake Panoramic Views, Lake Views, Wildlife 3.8 425 4.65
Mt. Glory Teton Pass Outstanding Panoramic Views 2.0 1655 **5.31
Black Canyon Overlook Teton Pass Outstanding Views, Wildflowers 3.7 848 5.40
Mary's Saddle Grand Targhee Resort Panoramic Views 5.0 500 6.00
Phelps Lake Phelps Lake Scenic Lake Views 4.7 965 6.63
Taggart Lake-Bradley Lake Loop Taggart Lake Panoramic Views, Lake Views, Fall Aspens 5.5 585 6.67
Two Ocean Lake Loop Jackson Lake Scenic Lake Views, Wildlife, Fall Aspens 6.5 150 6.80
Grand View Point Jackson Lake Panoramic Views 6.1 790 7.68
Aspen Ridge-Boulder Ridge Loop Phelps Lake Scenic Lake Views, Fall Aspens, History 6.2 785 7.77
Bearpaw Lake Jenny Lake Panoramic Views, Lake Views 7.8 110 8.02
Jenny Lake Loop Jenny Lake Panoramic Views, Lake Views 7.5 275 8.05
Phelps Lake Loop Phelps Lake Scenic Lake Views, Wildflowers 7.2 475 8.15
Signal Mountain Jackson Lake Panoramic Views, Wildlife, History 6.8 920 8.64
Darby Wind Cave South Fork Darby Canyon Scenic Views, Waterfalls, Geology 5.2 1800 8.80
Coal Creek Meadows Coal Creek Trailhead Outstanding Panoramic Views, Wildflowers 5.7 1970 9.64
Hermitage Point Jackson Lake Panoramic Views, Lake Views, Wildlife 10.0 380 10.76
Two Ocean & Emma Matilda Lakes (Inside Loop) Jackson Lake Panoramic Views, Lake Views, Wildlife, Fall Aspens 9.4 1175 11.75
Death Canyon Patrol Cabin Phelps Lake Panoramic Views, History 7.9 2040 11.98
Emma Matilda Lake Loop (via JL Lodge) Jackson Lake Panoramic Views, Lake Views, Wildlife 10.7 750 12.20
Emma Matilda Lake Loop (via Two Ocean) Jackson Lake Panoramic Views, Lake Views, Wildlife, Fall Aspens 11.0 600 12.20
Cascade Canyon Jenny Lake Panoramic Views, Waterfall 10.0 1110 12.22
Garnet Canyon Jenny Lake Panoramic Views 8.4 2240 12.88
Granite Canyon Loop Teton Village Panoramic Views, Wildflowers 12.9 640 14.18
Two Ocean & Emma Matilda Lakes (Outside Loop) Jackson Lake Panoramic Views, Lake Views, Wildlife, Fall Aspens 13.6 965 15.53
Amphitheater Lake Jenny Lake Subalpine Lake, Panoramic Views, Wildlife 10.2 2980 16.16
Holly Lake Jenny Lake Panoramic Views, Subalpine Lake, Wildflowers 13.0 2575 18.15
Marion Lake Loop Teton Village Panoramic Views, Subalpine Lake, Wildflowers 16.6 1525 19.65
Lake Solitude Jenny Lake Panoramic Views, Subalpine Lake, Wildflowers, Wildlife 15.3 2350 20.00
Marion Lake (via Arial Tram) Teton Village Panoramic Views, Subalpine Lake, Wildflowers 13.0 3560 20.12
Table Mountain Teton Canyon Panoramic Views 12.0 4100 20.20
Alaska Basin Teton Canyon Panoramic Views, Alpine Lakes, Wildflowers 16.6 2635 21.87
Marion Lake (via Granite Canyon) Phelps Lake Subalpine Lake, Panoramic Views, Wildflowers 18.1 2900 23.90
Static Peak Divide Phelps Lake Panoramic Views, Wildflowers 16.3 5000 26.30
Paintbrush-Cascade Loop Jenny Lake Panoramic Views, Subalpine Lake, Wildflowers 19.0 4350 27.70
South Fork Cascade Canyon  Jenny Lake Panoramic Views, Waterfall 20.8 3920 28.64