The views from the Grand Teton Range looks spectacular from every angle from Jenny lake, but no view outshines the reflection they cast in Jenny Lakes waters. In late summer, the peaks of the Grand Tetons stand starkly against the blue sky. You can enjoy the lake by renting a canoe, fishing for trout, and hiking the 6.6-mile trail that skirts the shoreline. A shuttle boat whisks you from the dock to the Cascade Canyon Trail leading to Hidden Falls. Jenny Lake, is the favorite of man of Grand Teton National Park lakes.
Situated at the foot of Cascade Canyon and surrounded by an expansive forest overflowing with Engelmann spruce, subalpine fir and lodgepole pine. Jenny Lake provides excellent views of the Cathedral Group including Mt. Teewinot, Grand Teton, and Mount Owen. This area offers a plethora of hiking trails and Hidden Falls which is located near Inspiration Point. In the summer, the boat dock on the east Shore of Jenny Lake offers boat rides across the lake to the start of many exciting hiking trails.
Named for Jenny Leigh, the Shoshone wife of Beaver Dick Leigh Jenny Lake, formed by melting glaciers about 60,000 years ago, long before the arrival of Beaver Dick Leigh. Jenny Lake is about 260 feet deep at the deepest point. Jenny Lake is the starting point for numerous hiking trails in the area, including Inspiration Point and Hidden Falls. There is a 6.6-mile long trail that winds around the entire lake. You can decide to follow the trail around the lake or take the shuttle boat to the other side. Jenny Lake is one of the most visited spots in the park, so you should expect at least a short wait at the boat dock.
Jenny Lake Loop Trail • This trail circumnavigates the lake, following the shore. You can cut it in half by taking the Jenny Lake Boat Shuttle from the East Shore Boat Dock to the West Shore Boat Dock. The unblemished lake, which is 2 1/2 miles long, is in an idyllic setting at the foot of the mountain range, so it presents excellent views throughout the summer.
Jenny Lake also has great fishing for trout. The lake has produced some of the park's largest recorded fish. However, many of the trout are permanent residents in the lake, living a wild and carefree live, though local park rangers are very protective of their numbers and check for licenses and catch numbers regularly.