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Grand Teton National Park: Cascade Canyon

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Distance: 7.3 miles


This 14.6-mile out-and-back meanders past lodgepole pine, towering peaks, and a waterfall on its way to a backcountry campsite at the foot of the Tetons.
  • Cascade Canyon
  • Towering Peaks

Save a weekend for this 14.6-mile backcountry trek in Grand Teton National Park. From the String Lake Trailhead, head southwest briefly to connect Jenny Lake and String Lake, then keep left at the Y-junction. The trail climbs gently through Cascade Canyon, traveling beneath Storm Point and The Jaw.

Keep your camera handy as you hike past five-star views of the towering, rugged mountains that flank each side of the trail. After 5.6 miles, the route turns north for the final 1.7-mile stretch to a North Fork Cascade campsite (you'll fall asleep to the sounds of Cascade Creek). The next day, turn around and retrace your route back to the trailhead.

Note: To turn this out-and-back into a loop, go to Paintbrush Canyon to Cascade Canyon Loop.

INFO For information on permits, current trail and camp conditions, and wilderness guidelines, go to nps.gov/grte/planyourvisit/things2know.htm.

PERMIT
A wilderness permit is required for all overnight camping in the backcountry. Reservations accepted ($20 administrative fee for permits during peak season). nps.gov/grte/planyourvisit/back.htm

CONTACT
Grand Teton National Park, (307) 739-3300; nps.gov/grte/

-Mapped by Kari Bodnarchuk

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outskiing
Jul 17, 2014

Be sure to follow the trail all the way to Lake Solitude. The climb is so gradual that it never really feels like a big pull.

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