Project Goals

The purpose of Inspiring Journeys: A Campaign for Jenny Lake is to create a cohesive, durable, and timeless complex of trails, bridges, and other facilities at Jenny Lake. Jenny Lake continues to be the place where people choose to have on the ground interactions with Grand Teton’s most fascinating features, making it one of the best places to introduce visitors to the beauty and importance of national parks.

Transforming the Jenny Lake Experience

Backcountry trails: Backcountry improvements will provide a well-planned, artfully constructed, and intuitive network of trials, connecting more durable and better defined gathering areas at key destinations in order to allow meaningful wilderness experiences for generations of park visitors.

Improved key hiking destinations – Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point

New Chasm bridge, itself a destination: A major crossing of Cascade Creek is moved downstream to a dramatic location over a chasm of tumbling water, creating a first and spectacular hiking destination.
Conceptual rendering of new bridge

Frontcountry: A redesigned interpretive plaza—a destination in itself that will be similar in scale to the current visitor complex—will provide meaningful opportunities to convey a sense of place to visitors who may have limited time or ability to venture into the backcountry.


An intuitive, full accessible system of pathways that will guide visitors through the plaza to the lakeshore’s impressive scenic viewing areas with durable trail surfaces and hardscaping, additional restroom facilities, and seating throughout the area.

Interpretive Plaza: This is the beginning of any Jenny Lake adventure. Through excellent design and quality construction, the collection of buildings, trails, hardscape, landscape, and many interpretive features will coalesce into an outdoor visitor complex worthy of this premier destination.


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