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Inspiration Point

Cascade Canyon, Grand Teton National Park, WY
+1 713-454-9928
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Great view

Take boat across the lake then it's just a short but steep hike up. There are amazing views of the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jacob R
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
via mobile
Maybe the highlight of the trip

Some trails around Jenny Lake were closed so we started at String Lake and hiked to Inspiration... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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A steep, half-mile climb from Cascade Canyon will bring you to this scenic lookout point.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Cascade Canyon, Grand Teton National Park, WY
+1 713-454-9928
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Take boat across the lake then it's just a short but steep hike up. There are amazing views of the lake from high up. We continued the hike and did 16 miles RT past that to lake solitude. That hike is very difficult and takes...More

Thank Jacob R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some trails around Jenny Lake were closed so we started at String Lake and hiked to Inspiration Point. It was a long hike, but so worth it! We had a 13 & 9-year-old with us. They got tired along the way, but when we got...More

Thank bmccrery
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since the Hidden fall and Cascade canyon hole were closed, we did this hike from string lake. It's one of the beautiful hike I have ever done. It goes beside the lake and then to mountains,we crossed two icefields too. It was quite a challenge...More

Thank QVrish
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We went around the lake to inspiration point then on into the canyon. What a great hike. Worth the effort.

Thank J3476OFleet
Reviewed 18 April 2017

If you visit GTNP, be sure to complete the Inspriation Point trail. We climbed to the top and had lunch as a family. It was worth every step of the way to take in the views at the top.

Thank YMC323
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Absolutely gorgeous location coupled with an absolutely stellar hike to the hidden falls. The falls were up close and breathtaking and a joy to just sit and watch, and not far from the start of the hike. Its a relatively short hike yet overall very...More

1  Thank Coltcritic
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Really enjoyed this hike. Mostly up hill so need to be in reasonable shape to get up to the top. Views along the way are great, you have the lake, and behind you have dramatic mountain views, and all around you have streams and other...More

Thank pedz55
Reviewed 8 January 2017

It is a very moderate uphill hike. It is completely worth it. We walked around Jenny Lake to Inspiration Point and then took the boat back, which I would recommend if you are able to hike. It is a lot further up than we thought,...More

Thank SP1202
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

There are several ways to see Inspiration Point. We were lucky. We were late in the day going so our choices were limited. It ended up that we left bed how it worked! Here is what we did. We took the water shuttle over the...More

2  Thank Travelartgolf
Reviewed 28 October 2016

After awhile they all start to look alike. I remember seeing this but didn't think it was any more beautiful than other places we had viewed. We went from Jerome, Arizona through Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon, Canyonlands, Arches, Bridges, Flamin Gorge, Escalante, Bryce Canyon, Zion,...More

Thank Marcine C
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I'm heading to the Tetons this weekend, and I'm trying to figure out if I should try to do Jenny Lake/Inspiration Point late on Sunday around 3-4 pm, or wait and do it early Monday. I've been reading about how much construction there is at Jenny Lake, so I'm trying to avoid going in the middle of the day and not finding parking. How was the parking at 5pm? Do you think it would be safe to go at 3 or 4 pm? Also, if I'm planning to go to Cascade Canyon, will I run out of of time going around 4pm?
11 August 2016|
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Response from DSTWH | Reviewed this property |
Like the other responder, we went first thing in the morning, but the parking lot was jammed as was the trail when we came back around noon.