The Spring 1939 issue of Grand Teton Nature Notes reported that “By far the most popular trail in the park is the lower portion of the Cascade Canyon Trail which leaves Jenny Lake and climbs above Hidden Falls.” More than 75 years later that statement still holds true. As a result of overuse through the years the park, in conjunction with the Grand Teton National Park Foundation, launched a multi-year project in the spring of 2014 to improve the area surrounding Jenny Lake.
Inspiring Journeys: A Campaign for Jenny Lake is a $16.4 million public-private collaboration that will transform Jenny Lake’s trails, bridges, key destinations, and visitor complex. The much needed upgrades will improve the experience of hikers headed to Hidden Falls, Inspiration Point, Cascade Canyon, as well as the loop trail around Jenny Lake.
This short video provides an overview of what's been accomplished so far, and what's to come in 2015:
Progress at Jenny Lake from GTNP Foundation on Vimeo.
For more information on the project you can visit the Grand Teton National Park Foundation website.
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