The Grand Tetons was our favorite place to hike in the entire United States, and we have been to quite a few hiking destinations! The combination of huge mountain, gorgeous likes, prosperous wildlife, and great trails makes for a cocktail of epic hiking proportions! Oh, and that doesn’t even take into account camping! The Grand Tetons area has some INCREDIBLE and FREE camping options that will absolutely blow you away.

0:00 – Introduction
1:52 – Day 1 – Jackson Lake to Hermitage Point (#5 Favorite Hike)
2:30 – We spotted a bear!
3:43 – Day 2 – Grand View Point to Two Ocean Lake and Emma Matilda Lake (#2 Favorite Hike)
5:50 – Day 3 – Signal Mountain Hike (#4 Favorite Hike)
8:25 – Day 4 – Jenny Lake Loop to Hidden Falls & Inspiration Point (#3 Favorite Hike)
11:10 – Day 5 – String Lake Loop & Taggart Lake Loop with Bradley Lake (#1 Favorite Hike!)
13:08 – Julie Wipes Out in the Snow!
14:08 – Day 6 – Bradley Lake to Garnet Canyon (#6 Favorite Hike)
16:33 – Day 7 – Death Canyon to Patrol Cabin (#7 Favorite Hike)
18:31 – Free Camping outside Grand Teton National Park in Bridger-Teton National Forest!
20:08 – Thank You for Watching & Please Subscribe for More Content!
20:28 – Outtakes and BLOOPERS
20:49 – Storytime – There was a Bear at our Van!

Our Itinerary:

Day 1 – #hermitagepoint
The hike to Hermitage Point is a wonderful start to your Grand Tetons experience! The hike itself is pretty long – just under 10 miles – but it is along the lake for pretty much the entire time, so there is not much in terms of elevation change. It feels like an easy walk, only the walk has some of the best views this planet has to offer! And Hermitage Point itself is…WOW! The point sticks out into Jackson Lake in a way that gives an absolutely wonderful panorama view of the Teton Mountain range.

Day 2 – #grandviewpoint to #twooceanlake and #emmamatildalake
This hike is a bit more challenging, but also more rewarding than the hike to Hermitage Point. The hike we describe is not one single named trail in Grand Tetons, but is the combination of parts of 3 separate trails. However, when you combine the trails as we did, the reward is 3 separate STUNNING sites all achieved by hiking less than 10 miles! If you did all 3 trails separately, you could do 20 miles EASILY! Our way is much better, in our opinion…

Day 3 – #signalmountain
The Signal Mountain hike is basically a ‘must’ for anyone visiting Grand Teton National Park. The hike offers an absolutely beautiful panorama view at the apex, but along the way is so much wildlife activity on a beautiful forest trail. The hike is moderately challenging, but is more than worth it at the top. Note that you can drive to the top of Signal Mountain if you’d like, however the hike is MUCH more rewarding if you are asking us…

Day 4 – #jennylake Loop
Jenny Lake is a stunning lake that is basically shaped like an ablong circle, making it perfect for a walk around the lake. The hike itself is over 7 miles, however there is not much in terms of elevation gain – after all, you are just taking a lap around the lake! On the opposite side of the lake, you’ll be able to see Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point, two incredible sites that are ‘musts’ on your visit to the Grand Tetons!

Day 5 – #stringlake Loop & #taggartlake Loop with a #bradleylake Detour!
This day was our ABSOLUTE FAVORITE day hiking in Grand Teton National Park (and maybe ever!). The day started out with String Lake, which has a perfectly reflective stillness that DOUBLED the view of the mountains. After that, we went to explore Taggart Lake and Bradley Lake, each absolutely STUNNING in their own right. The 3 lakes we hiked to on Day 5 will always stick out as a special day for us, and one of the most beautiful days we’ve ever experienced while hiking National Parks.

Day 6 – Bradley Lake and #garnetcanyon
Garnet Canyon is a wonderful hike, and is often used by hikers that are doing multiple days in the Tetons backcountry. The Garnet Canyon hike itself is wonderfully gorgeous, and offers a great view of the same Bradley Lake we hiked to the previous day!

Day 7 – #deathcanyon to Patrol Cabin
The Patrol Cabin is SUPER cool, and very interesting to think about when it was in use. A person was living in this cabin, patrolling the surrounding area, with essentially no contact with the outside world for DAYS at a time. What a TRIPPY experience that is for us to think about in present day!

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  1. Rodney Utley on March 23, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    Nice video that brought back some great memories,thank you! Taggert and Bradley Lakes were beautiful,Cascade Canyon was awesome, and the hike up to Amphitheater and Surprise Lake was tough as snow was falling and ran into dense fog but I’m glad I did them. For future reference,I’ll remember about the your campsite as well !

  2. Gabriel Hernandez on March 23, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Great video! Just what I needed to help plan next year’s trip! No way I can do all of that hiking, though lol.

  3. sieZe Akinator_Yt on March 23, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    What only 90 subs wow you deserve sooooo many more!

  4. Vic Parsons on March 23, 2020 at 1:09 pm

    I lived there ten yrs.never…ever did i hikeup signal mt..omg…nutty..kids.

  5. Matt Howard on March 23, 2020 at 1:13 pm


  6. Jacob Hyde on March 23, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    Hope you guys have a great time on the rest of your trip, it was awesome meeting you guys and sorry for crashing you time at boat box😂

  7. james stein on March 23, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    Tks U2 great tips Especially the BLM I’m in a Tundra 4×4 so camping is my desire.

  8. Discover Life Media on March 23, 2020 at 1:18 pm


  9. Tim Weis on March 23, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    No Cascade canyon!? This list is incomplete.

  10. DnSAdventures on March 23, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    Looks like some great hikes guys! Know of any shorter hikes …in moderate of nature? We are heading there in a couple days to get some hiking/adventuring in. 🙂 Thanks for sharing the adventures! – Shane

  11. pj reads on March 23, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    We spent two weeks there in August and it is a great park. This was our third trip and we tried a few non-hiking things like the aerial tram and were pretty disappointed. It is a park to hike if you can. Although we did enjoy the float trip through the park for a change of pace. We have purchased an inflatable kayak we’re taking next summer to take out on some of the lakes. Two highlights for us that you might want to try next time are Cascade Canyon and Leigh Lake. After watching your video we want to try Death Canyon and Garnet Canyon which we haven’t done. Great video of your trip. We also camp in our van.

  12. 76tony19 on March 23, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    What month of year did you guys hike this?

  13. Tunde Cianflone on March 23, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    Loved your video 😍Did you guys camped the same place the whole 7nights?

  14. Taylor Hammond on March 23, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    Hey! My boyfriend and I are looking to take a road trip across the country with plans to hike the grand Tetons but plan on bringing our dog with us. How did you do a 7 day hike with your dog? We would be traveling in a van as well. Did you leave him in the van (no judgement) but how did you make it comfortable for him? Thanks!

  15. Russel Layton on March 23, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    Definitely bear track.

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