Grand Teton National Park: Table Mountain

Snap shots that would make Ansel proud on this 11.5-mile out-and-back that climbs up the west side of the Tetons.
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Snap shots that would make Ansel proud on this 11.5-mile out-and-back that climbs up the west side of the Tetons.

Photographer William Henry Jackson captured the first images of the Tetons from this flat-topped, 11,106-foot peak in 1872. Follow in his footsteps on this 11.5-mile round-trip on the west side.

From the Teton Campground trailhead, climb past meadows and willows (watch for moose and black bears) flanking North Fork Teton Creek. The trail gains Table’s prominent ridgeline at mile 4.2 and culminates 1.5 miles later with perfectly framed tall-peak views.

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

PERMIT A wilderness permit is required for all overnight camping in Grand Teton National Park. 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/

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 18.5

Waypoints

TAB001

Location: 43.756728, -110.916896

Hike north from Teton Campground along North Fork Teton Creek.

TAB002

Location: 43.756806, -110.877242

Climb switchbacks to Table Mountain's prominent ridgeline.

TAB003

Location: 43.755814, -110.878272

Follow the ridgeline south.

TAB004

Location: 43.746669, -110.851836

Savor perfectly framed views of the Tetons from this broad, flat summit. Return to the trailhead.