Jenny Lake
Jackson, Wyoming
40 miles | 925 ft elevation
Jackson Hole is the valley between the nearby mountain ranges, including the famous Grand Teton mountains. With over 50 miles of bike pathways throughout the valley (including to and from the town of Jackson and into Grand Teton National Park), there are plenty of options for some scenic riding. This leisurely route takes you from Jackson to Jenny Lake and back.
From the hotel parking lot, cross the street and head north on the bike path. For the first few miles, you’ll pedal past the National Elk Refuge and the Grand Teton National Park sign. About 12 miles into the ride, turn left and go through the tunnel (under the highway). As you emerge from the tunnel, the impressive Grand Tetons are perfectly framed before you.
The next 8 miles are absolutely gorgeous, as you continue on the bike path with the mountains by your side until you reach the Jenny Lake visitor center. To get a close look at the lake, walk your bike down the pedestrian path to the water’s edge and take in the view. Keep an eye out for wildlife as you head back the way you came; enjoy a couple small descents and the sweeping landscapes of the Jackson Hole valley.
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Hotel Recommendation
Rustic Inn Creekside Resort & Spa at Jackson Hole – This charming property consists of quaint standalone cabin rooms, nestled along a slow-moving creek. It is the perfect place to unwind at the end of the day, relaxing at the pool or around one of the many fire pits. A hearty breakfast is provided daily (included in room rate) and the restaurant menu has great options for dinner. You can even get drinks to-go from the restaurant bar and enjoy them anywhere on the property. Take a five-minute walk and you’ll be in Jackson Town Square, amongst the many restaurants and shops.
The location is perfect for riding straight from your cabin, as it is a few blocks north of Jackson city-center (away from the tourists and traffic) and is directly across the street from the start of the bike path!

Be sure to review the official Grand Teton National Park website for the latest information.
You will need to a pay park entrance fee to enter the park, even on a bicycle.
Yellowstone National Park is about a 1-hour drive from Jackson (and you must drive through Grand Teton National Park). It is recommended to get on the road early in the morning to avoid traffic!
If you visit during peak season, the restaurants in Jackson will be very busy. I suggest making reservations if possible or plan on waiting a long time for a table.
Jackson Town Square is very busy and congested with tourists (pedestrians and vehicles), so be careful if you decide to ride through town.
Check the weather forecast and during the summer, be prepared for afternoon wind and rain.
Be on the lookout for wildlife while on your bike (and when driving)! Stay alert for any animals (big or small) that may come onto the road. aims to provide content that is true and accurate as of the date of writing; however, the accuracy and judgement of the author is not guaranteed. and its associates are in no way liable for personal injury, loss or damage to personal property, or any other such situation that should occur to individuals following the guides, routes and recommendations. Please review the full Terms & Disclaimer.
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