Grand Teton Multi-use Pathway

Wyoming

Grand Teton Multi-use Pathway Facts

States: Wyoming
Counties: Teton
Length: 20.3 miles
Trail end points: Mercill Avenue and US 191 (Jackson) and Jenny Lake Visitor Center (Jenny Lake)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 7811243
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

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Grand Teton Multi-use Pathway Description

The Grand Teton Multi-use Pathway begins at the Jenny Lake Visitor Center and heads south through the community of Moose to end in Jackson.

At the north end of the trail, the visitor center provides exhibits and programming on the geology and ecology of the region; travelers can also connect to the Jenny Lake Trail to follow the lake's eastern shoreline.

As the trail continues through Grand Teton National Park, the paved route parallels Teton Park Road, offering beautiful views of the famed jagged mountain peaks and a wildlife-rich area of northwestern Wyoming.

Midway, the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center in Moose offers displays on mountaineering, local history, and wildlife. After crossing the Snake River, the trail closely parallels US Highway 26/89 as it heads southwest from Moose to Jackson under a wide open sky.

A bridge over the scenic Gros Venture River signals the last leg of your journey. For a worthwhile side trip, take the underpass that forks off from the trail and visit the National Museum of Wildlife Art (2820 Rungius Road), which offers a collection of American art dating from the 19th and 20th centuries, a Sculpture Trail, a family-friendly Children’s Discovery Gallery, and a café. The building itself is a stunner, designed to match the surrounding landscape.

As you approach Jackson, the trail passes the National Elk Refuge. To learn more about the wildlife in refuge, stop at the Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center on the north end of town. Trail’s end is just a little farther south at Mercill Avenue.

In Jackson, you can also pick up the Jackson Hole Community Pathway System, offering another 27 miles of trail throughout the community and beyond to Wilson and Teton Village.

Parking and Trail Access

At the north end of the trail, parking is available at the Jenny Lake Visitor Center.

Midway, parking is available at the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center in Moose.

At the south end of the trail, parking is available at the Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center (532 N. Cache Street) on Jackson's north side.

Grand Teton Multi-use Pathway Reviews

My wife and I just finished riding from the Moose Crossing Visitors Center up to Jenny Lake. About 15.5 miles round trip. This is a great trail for all ages. There is only one hill climb in this section, just after the park entrance but it can be done without much trouble. The rest of the trip to Jenny Lake is up hill but a very gentle climb. We saw some great scenery along the way including beautiful landscapes, some wild life and lots of June desert flowers. When you get to Jenny Lake there is a store, restrooms and lots of places to rest for the trip down the hill. Don't forget to check out the lake... it is beautiful. The return trip back to the Visitors Center goes quick and easy. The trail is in great shape... we only saw a couple of places where the roots of trees had rippled the asphalt. I would recommend this bike path to anyone who likes getting out of town to ride and enjoy the sites.

I'm a paraplegic manual wheeler; I took this trail in September 2012 for about 2 miles south from the northern trailhead at Jenny Lake visitor center. Truly amazing views of the always-impressive Tetons, as you're only about a mile or so (and on the closest paved surface) from the mountains. In addition to the obvious scenic attractiveness, also a moving experience to take this one: it is dedicated to (and was built to honor) the memory of a 13-year-old girl (Gabriella Axelrad) who was killed while bicycling on the main Grand Teton National Park road in 1999. Truly a life-changing experience.

A very good workout fra Jackson to Jenny Lake and back. Best in Wyoming by far.

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