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An easy hike along the scenic shorelines of Colter Bay and Jackson Lake.


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2.3

Miles

3.7

KM

Loop

6,822' 2,079 m

High

6,781' 2,067 m

Low

89' 27 m

Up

87' 26 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

4%

Max Grade (3°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly This quick figure-eight is perfect for the entire family - kids will love being able to skip stones into the bay and adults will love the remarkable views across the lake.

Overview

A quick figure-eight loop skirting along Colter Bay and Jackson Lake. The teton views from across Jackson Lake are unrivaled, especially Mount Moran (12,605').

Description

Starting from the Colter Bay area, the Lakeshore Trail begins as a service road and eventually turns into singletrack. Hike along the singletrack as it crosses as small connection bridge between mainland and small island.

The Lakeshore Trail then circles its way around the island and provides multiple beaches where you can enjoy views and the crystal clear waters of Jackson Lake. Cross the bridge again and this time head north on the trail you didn't use before.

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Shared By:

Tom Robson

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 29 votes

#2

in Central

#627

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  4.1 from 29 votes
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#2

in Central

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in Wyoming

#627

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Photos

Mount Moran Morning with permission from cwicks
Jan 15, 2015 near Yellows…, WY
Grand Teton from Colter Bay.
Dec 8, 2015 near Yellows…, WY
Wildflowers and mountains - typical Grand Teton
Jan 19, 2015 near Yellows…, WY
Mount Moran and Jackson Lake from Colter Bay Village, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming with permission from Richard Ryer
Jan 15, 2015 near Yellows…, WY
Mount Moran from Colter Bay Lakeshore Trail.
Oct 4, 2020 near Colter…, WY
Grand Teton Park with permission from CarmelH
Jan 15, 2015 near Yellows…, WY

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Jun 11, 2024
Mike T
Jun 4, 2024
Laura Vaporean
Easy, peaceful trail with good views!
Sep 13, 2023
Alysa Reynolds
2.3mi
Sep 12, 2023
Cole Schuhmann
Great hike — 1h 10m
Jul 28, 2023
Emanuelle Leclerc
May 26, 2023
Linda Evans
Hiked part of it. Black bear with cubs in close vicinity so did not want to hike into thicker woods. 1mi
May 22, 2023
Chuck Tracy
beautiful trail with breathtaking views of the mountains reflecting off Jackson Lake.
Aug 16, 2022
Su Jin Kim
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