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One of the best viewpoints in Grand Teton, Inspiration Point is unique in that it looks away from the Teton Range, not towards it. This, however, lends itself to stunning views across Jenny Lake and over the Jackson Hole valley.

Tie this into a trip to Hidden Falls and you'll have visited two of the best features Grand Teton has to offer!

Short Hike: Take the Jenny Lake boat shuttle across Jenny Lake and start the Lake Solitude hike. From there, turn left onto Cascade Canyon Trail.

Family Friendly: Although steep, kids will love the view.

Gem Type: Viewpoint

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Tom Robson

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Sep 22, 2019
Rich Brown
Took the Jenny Lake shuttle across Jenny Lake.
Sep 14, 2019
Joe Zerbe
Sep 12, 2019
Darren McPherson
Another steep climb after you think you're there. Not well marked. But, beautiful views
Aug 24, 2019
Vicki K
Aug 21, 2019
Madi Bagley
Aug 16, 2019
Mike C
Aug 14, 2019
Robin Gross
Aug 12, 2019
Nikki Ferrante

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Easy/Intermediate
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Main trail is closed. You'll need to take the horse trail which is a little longer and more difficult.
82 days ago
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Intermediate
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Intermediate
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Snowy, Icy - All clear until Holly Lake, where the snowpack begins. Trail to the divide is nonexistent. Cascade side has some snow
96 days ago
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90 days ago
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