Glade Creek Trail
ElevationAscent: 552' 168 m
Descent: -778' -237 m
High: 7,090' 2,161 m
Low: 6,784' 2,068 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 15% (8°)
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“A great trail for a secluded run, a quiet bird adventure, or an ambitious backcountry trip.”— Tom Robson
After less than a quarter mile, the scenery changes into a mixed conifer forest. The forest is alive with the sounds of nature: birds chirping, small animals rustling in the undergrowth, and wind in the trees. The trail then begins to dip down into the Glade Creek drainage and the vegetation starts to thicken. Even late in the season, wildflowers are abundant in this area.
At approximately 1.5 miles, the trail crosses Glade Creek on a small footbridge. Beyond the bridge there are some small streams that are easily stepped over by mid-July, but you might get your feet wet earlier in the season. From here, the trail leads through more mixed forest and then opens up into a large meadow where the Snake River widens to become Jackson Lake. Osprey, eagles, sandhill cranes, and other birds are easy to spot in this area.
Continue this journey beyond the Grand Teton National Park boundary, and snake your way along the Jackson Lake shoreline. From here you'll bypass Berry Creek trail on your right, and a Patrol Cabin just near an intersection with Owl Peak Trail and Webb Canyon Trail.
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Land Manager: National Park Service - Grand Teton National Park