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Explore the lakes, canyons and peaks of the area with Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation Department. The department offers adult hikes throughout the summer and fall.  Maximum numbers are determined by the difficulty of the hike and wilderness regulations. Transportation and guide are provided. Hikers are required to carry raingear, extra clothing, hat, sunscreen, lunch and plenty of water in their packs and sturdy boots should be worn. Hikers are expected to be well prepared for any weather conditions and are expected to follow Leave No Trace guidelines. Adult outdoor programs are smoke, drug and alcohol free programs.

Please note, all hikes require participants by 18 years or older.  Registration ends at 10:00 am the day prior to each trip. No refunds after this time unless the vacancy can be filled.

Phelps Lake Hike

Here's an opportunity to explore a portion of the trails within the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve located within Grand Teton National Park.  This hike will begin from the interpretive center and will follow the trail around Phelps Lake.  Plan to hike 7-8 miles over moderate terrain.  This hike will leave at 8:30 am from the recreation center and return mid afternoon.  Bring a national park pass or be prepared to pay a national park entrance fee.

Date: Thursday, June 10
Time: 8:30 am departure from Recreation Center
Fee:  $20

Jackson Peak Hike

Located at 10,741', the summit of Jackson Pek offers sweeping view of Jackson Hole, the Teton Range, and the Gros Ventre Range.  The trail begins at Goodwin Lake Trailhead located northeast of Jackson.  Hikers should be prepared for 10.5 miles of high elevation hiking with an elevation gain/loss of approximately 2,600'.  Trekking poles are advised, and this hike is rated strenous. This hike may be subject to change or cancellation due to weather conditions.  Transportation and guide are provided.  Hikers are required to carry raingear, extra clothing, hat, sunscreen, lunch and plenty of water in the packs and sturdy boots should be worn.  Hikers are expected to be well prepared for any weather conditions and are expected to follow Leave No Trace guidelines. 

Date: Tuesday, July 15
Time: 7:00 am departure from Recreation Center
Fee: $25

Breccia Peak Jike

The trailhead from Breccia Peak is located in the Togwotee Pass area northeast of Jackson.  Hikers should be prepared for hiking at high altitude as the trail head is located at over 9,000 feet.  Hikers should plan to hike 6 miles roundtrip with an elevation gain/loss of approximately 1,800 feet.  Portions of the hike take place off trail and are very steep.  the 11,010 foot summit offers wide views of the region.  This hike is rated very strenous and trekking poles are advised.  This hike may be subject to change or cancellation due to weather conditions.  Transportation and guide are provided.  Hikers are required to carry raingear, extra clothing, hat, sunscreen, lunch and plenty of water in the packs and sturdy boots should be worn.  Hikers are expected to be well prepared for any weather conditions and are expected to follow Leave No Trace guidelines.

Date: Thursday, August 7
Time: 7:15 am departure from Recreation Center
Fee: $25

Leigh, Bearpaw and Trapper Lakes Hike 

Enjoy a late summer hike along String, Leigh, Bearpaw and Trapper Lakes in Grand Teton National Park.  This nine mile roundtrip hike has minimal elevation changes.  Hikers need to bring a GTNP/Yellowstone Park Pass or be prepared to pay a national park entrance fee.  Transportation will be provided.  Hikers are required to carry raingear, extra clothing, hat, sunscreen, lunch and a minimum of two liters of water in their packs and sturdy boots should be worn.  Hikers are expected to be well prepared for any weather conditions and to follow Leave No Trace guidelines.  

Date: Tuesday, August 19
Time: 8:30 am departure from the Recreation Center
Fee: $20

Watch for an additional late summer and fall hike schedule.

Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation Department is a permitee of the Bridger-Teton National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider.