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You can do it! 18 Switchbacks to a GRAND (Teton) View!

We are a group of "AARP" worthy women. If we can do it, you can do it. It is an effort - with... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
gogosona
Absolutely worth it

First things first: everything you've ever read, at any place, about this hike being tough is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
cmhprh
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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Scenic lake popular with hikers.
  • Excellent94%
  • Very good5%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“tough hike” (6 reviews)
“pepper spray” (2 reviews)
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Grand Teton National Park, WY
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We are a group of "AARP" worthy women. If we can do it, you can do it. It is an effort - with 18 switchbacks(fairly long) and 3,000ft increase in elevation. It was a wonderful hike with wonderful views of the valley and lakes the...More

Thank gogosona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First things first: everything you've ever read, at any place, about this hike being tough is absolutely correct. Do not think people are exaggerating. I mean, the trail isn't anything like a technical mountain climb, but it's about four miles of constant uphill, switchback after...More

Thank cmhprh
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Cool spot , but kind of hard to find and get to. Not for the week or weary. The hike is long and especially at the very end super steep.

Thank bakaroma
Reviewed 22 September 2016

It's all uphill! Make sure you're ready for a challenge and go early in the morning. After about the first mile, it's all switchbacks with elevation gain. Many people on the trail were struggling a bit later in the day as they worked their way...More

1  Thank Corey H
Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is a beautiful hike but very strenuous. It took 3 hours to get up to Amphitheater Lake. The weather was chilly and overcast when we began. It gave us great views of Bradley and Taggert Lakes! We encountered snow on the trail from the...More

Thank sbcucinotta
Reviewed 14 September 2016

this is a spectacular half-day hike, and unlike most all of the other hikes within the teton range, this one affords some very expansive views of jackson hole - the other hikes within the range are up the canyons and therefore the views back over...More

Thank 3waytieforlast
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We started just before 7 AM to make our way up to the lake. 10 miles round trip with 3,000 ft. of elevation gain along the way. It took about three hours to get up and two hours to get down. Figure I can walk...More

Thank SLKspingirl
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The hike to Amphitheater Lake was amazing. Yes, it's 10.5 miles and lots of elevation gain if you are from a sea level place, but the views at A Lake and Surprise Lake and on the way there and down were totally worth it. I...More

Thank MonaB1980
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful hike! Suprise and Amphitheatre Lakes are just amazing! You could also see Bradley and Taggart lake from the distance. Killer views all along the hike. Its definitely worth climbing up to the viewpoint from the Amphitheatre Lake too as you can see...More

2  Thank Meriliis S
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Took my breath away. Live in Chicago, midwest and after visiting this beautiful mountain, not sure why we live here. The hike kicked was a journey up but was well worth it, the Ampitheater opened up to a view I will never forget!! Good to...More

2  Thank designsbydar
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