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Hiking & Walking: Wyoming > Grand Teton National Park

Quick Facts

Holly Lake Trail

Beginning Elevation: 6,800 Feet (2119.7 Meters)
Difficulty: Difficult
Elevation Gain: 2,535 Feet (790.2 Meters)
Length: 12.4 Miles (20.67 Kilometers)
Recommended Season: Summer
Time, Round Trip: 8 Hours




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General Description

Holly Lake Trail, located up Paintbrush Canyon, offers a strenuous 12.4 mile roundtrip hike up to Holly Lake and back. The hike takes approximately 8 hours and gains 2535 feet of elevation while traveling through seasonally abundant wildflowers.

Directions from Moose: Travel north on the Teton Park Road to North Jenny Lake Junction. At the Jct. turn left and follow signs to parking for the Leigh Lake Trailhead.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Mid-May through Late Sepetember .



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: Scott Poling
Length of Time: 8 hours
Difficulty: Hard
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: This was the second half of my hike after going up Cascade Canyon to Lake Solitude I crested the top and headed down Paintbrush to Holly Lake then back down around Jenny Lake where I picked up the boat. Incredible views! Wish I could put a cabin on Holly Lake and live there all summer! One of the top three highlights of the hike for sure!
Conditions: Conditions were beautiful. Partly sunny to sunny, just the right temperature. Made a snow ball at the top. Wished I had taken more water though but ran into a couple filling their bottles with a filtering system so I was replenished thanks be to the Lord!



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking
Yes
ICON Camping Permits are required for camping and may be obtained at the Jenny Lake Ranger Station at no fee.
Yes
ICON Backcountry Traveling
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Holly Lake Trail
Yes
ICON Wildflower Identification Seasonally abundant wildflowers.
Yes



More Information

Visitor Information:

Grand Teton National Park, P.O. Box 170 , Moose, WY, 83012-0170, Phone: 307-739-3300

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