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Steep and pretty

Very steep hike with beautiful views of lakes and wildlife. It took us 6 1/2 hours roundtrip with... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
Great day hike

Plan a whole day for the hike to Amphitheater lake and take lots of water. The hike is somewhat... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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Reviewed 20 October 2018

Very steep hike with beautiful views of lakes and wildlife. It took us 6 1/2 hours roundtrip with a stop for lunch and some side hikes. Surprise Lake and Ampitheatre Lake are both worth the hike if you are physically able to get there.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

Plan a whole day for the hike to Amphitheater lake and take lots of water. The hike is somewhat strenuous, not for the out of shape, but the views are amazing. This was my favorite part of our Tetons/Yellowstone vacation.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ypsilanti_Steve
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Yes it does... right when you get to the fist lake.. solitude lake... then up again to amphitheater. I like hiking but even had to stop to catch my breath. lots of switchbacks, likely 99% of the trail!!! Haha Bring water and drink lots. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank aecaro
Reviewed 24 July 2018

This hike was amazing! It was a tiring climb, but the view at the top is worth the work. We hiked it in mid July and the conditions were perfect.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 854samuelk
Reviewed 9 January 2018

This is a moderate to hard hike with some steep sections. We hiked mid-late September and hardly saw anyone. We did get some weather - rain and a bit of snow. It was very windy at the top, so bring a raincoat even on a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
4  Thank WorldloverSantaFe
Reviewed 27 September 2017

When we got to the Garnet Canyon Trail junction, people coming down from Amphitheater Lake reported a foot of snow on the trail. So we decided to take the (500 foot less altitude gain) Garnet Canyon Trail. Lovely views of the canyon up to where...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank inchkenneth
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We are a group of "AARP" worthy women. If we can do it, you can do it. It is an effort - with 18 switchbacks(fairly long) and 3,000ft increase in elevation. It was a wonderful hike with wonderful views of the valley and lakes the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank gogosona
Reviewed 10 September 2017

First things first: everything you've ever read, at any place, about this hike being tough is absolutely correct. Do not think people are exaggerating. I mean, the trail isn't anything like a technical mountain climb, but it's about four miles of constant uphill, switchback after...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank cmhprh
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Cool spot , but kind of hard to find and get to. Not for the week or weary. The hike is long and especially at the very end super steep.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank bakaroma
Reviewed 22 September 2016

It's all uphill! Make sure you're ready for a challenge and go early in the morning. After about the first mile, it's all switchbacks with elevation gain. Many people on the trail were struggling a bit later in the day as they worked their way...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Corey H
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