Jenny Lake Boating West Dock

West Boat Dock – You can access the Lakeshore Trail from the boat dock and The Cascade Canyon Trail. Hidden Falls is about half of a mile from the boat dock and Inspiration Point is about a mile away.

Alder Creek Fire

Alder Creek Fire- In 1999 lightening struck the corner of the ridge or moraine and started a small forest fire. However, winds of Cascade Canyon fanned this small fire into about a 300 acre fire. The fire jumped the creek where String Lake spills into Jenny and burned around the moraine towards Jenny Lake Lodge. Due to the historical significance of the lodge, the Park Service fought the fire. They were successful in saving the lodge, but snow is ultimately what extinguished the majority of the fire.

String Lake Inlet/Teton Cathedral Group

String Lake Inlet – There are two lakes North of Jenny Lake, that are connected to Jenny. Leigh Lake flows into String Lake and String Lake flows into Jenny right here. Jenny Lake outflows into Cottonwood Creek and Cottonwood Creek flows down the road a few miles and eventually into the Snake River. Teton Cathedral Group- The mountain to the left with many pinnacles is Teewinot. The mountain to the right is Mount Owen at 12,927 feet above sea level. Owen is the second tallest peak the range. The mountain in the middle between Teewinot and Owen is The Grand Teton. The Grand is the tallest peak in the range at 13,775 feet above sea level.

Mt Moran/Falling Ice Glacier

Mount Moran is 12,605 feet above sea level. This mountain was named after the Landscape Painter Thomas Moran. Mount Moran has five remnant glaciers on its’ slopes. Skillet Glacier on the East face and Triple Glaciers to the North. The only glacier that is visible from Jenny Lake is Falling Ice Glacier. You can identify it by the hourglass shaped feature of snow on the Southeast face.

Cascade Canyon

Cascade Canyon is the U shaped canyon between Teewinot and The Mount St. John’s Group. Cascade Canyon is the birthplace of Jenny Lake. Thousands of feet of ice and snow, slowly spilled out of the canyon into the valley. When the ice and snow melted or receded, it left behind a ring of debris or moraine, which is the earthen dam that keeps the water in place.

Teewinot View

Teewinot (Elev. 12,325 Ft) This is a Shoshone word, meaning many pinnacles. This mountain is frequently mistaken for The Grand Teton. The Grand Teton is hidden about a mile directly behind Teewinot.