There are some amazing trails out there. But sometimes you just have to make your own. And in this case, combining two of the most beautiful trails in the Grand Teton National Park. Traversing across the Teton range from the western Table Mountain trailhead to its summit. Working a class 3-4 downclimb to connect to the Cascade Canyon trail. Ending on the east side of the Tetons at the Jenny Lake trail head. And while the majority of this route is one well maintained trail. Connecting Table Mountain to Cascade Canyon is an adventure in its own right.
Below is a video from our trip. Along with quick tips and notes to help anyone else wanting to check out this route. But please be safe, this route is highly technical and should only be attempted by experienced hikers.
The Grand Teton Half Marathon – Table Mountain to Jenny Lake
- This route is highly technical class 3-4 scrambling and should only be attempted by experienced hikers.
- The down climb from Table Mountain to Cascade Canyon requires extreme route finding. And can be very dangerous. There are no trails, there are no carnes.
- Please make sure to bring safety equipment, including a helmet and first aid kit.
- There are trailheads leaving from the Table Mountain parking lot. The far right trail will take you to Hurricane Pass. Far left will take you up the Huckleberry route to Table Mountain. The center trail is The Face route up Table Mountain.
- It can be hard to see The Face route trail head in the dark.
- The Huckleberry route is longer and less steep. While the Face route is short and very steep.
- There was no water once you made the ridge approach to the summit of Table Mountain.
- Once you make the summit of Table Mountain, there is a downclimb on the side facing the Tetons. You can see this in the video.
- Be careful, there are some massive cliffs. BE AWARE, BE SAFE.
- From here you are on DIY route finding until you make it to Cascade Canyon. Please do not be afraid to turn around if you are uncomfortable. This route is highly technical and people die every year in this park. Please be safe.