Lake Solitude Trail

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Lake Solitude Trail
Grand Teton from Lake Solitude.jpg
From the Lake Solitude Trail, Lake Solitude in foreground with Teewinot Mountain, Mount Owen and Grand Teton, left to right
Length4.8 mi (7.7 km) (round-trip)
LocationTeton Range
TrailheadsForks of Cascade Canyon
Elevation changeApproximate gain of 2,600 ft (790 m)
Highest pointPaintbrush Divide, 10,720 ft (3,270 m)
Lowest pointForks of Cascade Canyon, 8,100 ft (2,500 m)
SeasonSummer to Fall
SightsTeton Range
HazardsSevere weather, Snowpack

The Lake Solitude Trail is a 4.8-mile (7.7 km) long hiking trail in Grand Teton National Park in the U.S. state of Wyoming.[1] The trail begins at the Forks of Cascade Canyon and follows Cascade Creek up through North Cascade Canyon to Lake Solitude. Beyond Lake Solitude, the trail becomes steep and climbs to Paintbrush Divide where it ends at the Paintbrush Canyon Trail.[2] The only way to access the trail is by way of either the Paintbrush Canyon or Cascade Canyon Trails. Except at and above Lake Solitude, backcountry camping is allowed with a permit along the trail.[3] At South Jenny Lake, a boat shuttle operates during the summer which shortens the hike by 4 miles (6.4 km).[2] The Lake Solitude Trail is part of a popular 19-mile (31 km) long loop hike which runs through both Cascade and Paintbrush Canyons.[2]

Coordinates: 43°46′48″N 110°49′41″W / 43.7799299°N 110.8279926°W / 43.7799299; -110.8279926[4]

See also[edit]

List of hiking trails in Grand Teton National Park


  1. ^ Mount Moran, WY (Map). Topoquest (USGS Quads). Retrieved 2012-06-02.
  2. ^ a b c "Day Hikes" (pdf). National Park Service. February 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-02.
  3. ^ "Backcountry Camping" (pdf). National Park Service. October 2006. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  4. ^ "Lake Solitude Trail". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2012-06-02.