Cascade Canyon Trail
ElevationAscent: 992' 302 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 7,841' 2,390 m
Low: 6,850' 2,088 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)
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“Views abound on this initially difficult, then quite easy trail.”— Tom Robson
After the falls, the trail heads straight up, and ascends multiple switchbacks until you reach Inspiration Point - a viewpoint providing outstanding views of Jenny Lake and the surrounding Teton Mountains. From Inspiration Point, the trail becomes very mellow, and works its way west through deep woods.
Cascade Canyon was formed during the last glacial maximum by a retreating glacier. Evidence of the historic glacier can be found through polished glacial erratics, hanging cirques, and its general U-shape.
- Black Bears
- Grizzly Bears
- American Dippers
- Harlequin Ducks
- Western Tanagers
- Ruby-Crowned Kinglets
- Yellow-Rumped Warblers
- Golden Eagles
- Stellerâ€™s Jays
- Gray Jays
- Golden-Crowned Kinglets
- Dark-Eyed Juncos
- Townsendâ€™s Warblers
- Dense conifer forest
- Open meadows of wildflowers
- As elevation increases, wildflowers abound while trees become stunted and eventually shrub-like.
Be on the lookout for moose on this hike, we saw three!
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Land Manager: National Park Service - Grand Teton National Park