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Lakeshore Trail

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 4.1 (17) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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 17 votes

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in Central

#1993

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  4.1 from 17 votes
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in Central

#42

in Wyoming

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Photos

Mount Moran Morning with permission from cwicks
Jan 15, 2015 near Yellows…, WY
Grand Teton Park with permission from CarmelH
Jan 15, 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
Wildflowers and mountains - typical Grand Teton
Jan 19, 2015 near Yellows…, WY
The Grand Tetons!
Sep 4, 2018 near Colter…, WY
Colter Bay Marina
Mar 30, 2020 near Colter…, WY

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Aug 4, 2020
Erin Marasco
Jul 31, 2020
Jonathan Everest
Jul 26, 2020
Anette Cheramie
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Jul 10, 2020
Scott Piper
Mar 19, 2020
Jason Lowe
Sep 18, 2019
Emma Martinez
Very beautiful. Watch for ospreys in the trees overhead. — 1h 30m
Aug 26, 2019
Vicki K
the second loop has gorgeous views of the tetons and lovely clear Pebble Beach. Best first thing in the morning or sunset. afternoon sun washes ou… — 16h 49m
Jul 30, 2019
Phil Bastian