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Top 10 National Park Hikes

Grand Teton National Park, WY

Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Primary Loop Hike Laurance S. Rockefeller returned this formerly private, 1,106-acre preserve to the public in 2007, adding eight miles of trails to Grand Teton National Park, about a mile above the Jackson Hole valley. We recommend the primary loop, including trails Lake Creek and Woodland, for its tranquil views and summertime appeal. Locals fancy the shoreline for a run or hike, followed by a splash into the waters from Phelps Lake Rock, a 20-foot high perch midway around the pond.

Length 2.9 miles round-trip, 1.5 hours
Location Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center, in the southeast section of the preserve
Difficulty Moderate
Highlights Moose roam this peaceful trail, which winds through the woods before culminating at Phelps Lake. The main route goes to the lake and back, providing expansive mountain views from a series of rest stops. When still, the sapphire waters reflect the craggy Teton peaks.

Molly Fergus


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