Pets allowed
Not Allowed
Elevation Gain
320.00 ft (97.54 m)
Trail type
Loop
Distance
3.50 mi (5.63 km)
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The Christian Pond Loop is an easy hike located in Grand Teton National Park. This pleasant loop treats hikers to views of the Teton Range. This trail is also a great spot to see deer, elk, coyote, and other wild animals. This hike is 3.5 miles long and gains 320 feet of elevation.

This trail begins from the Jackson Lake Lodge parking lot. There are many parking spaces here. Begin by following signs for Christian Pond Trail and pass under Teton Park Rd. After 0.1 miles, you will reach a junction and go right to take the loop counterclockwise. Follow the trail towards the western side of Christian Pond and begin hiking uphill. After 0.6 miles, you will reach a junction and go left to stay on the trail. You will now be hiking away from Christian Pond through coniferous trees.

After another 0.5 miles of hiking, you will reach a junction and go left to stay on the loop. This is also the highest point on the trail. Head north on the Emma Matilda Loop Trail for 0.9 miles before coming to another junction. Go left onto Christian Pond Trail here. This section of trail is where you will have the best views of the picturesque Teton Range. 0.4 miles down the trail, you will reach another junction and go left. Stay on this trail for 0.8 miles before heading right to go under Teton Park Rd and return to the trailhead.

The Christian Pond Loop is best used in the spring, summer, and fall. It is $35 for a one-week vehicle pass to get into Grand Teton National Park. Dogs are not allowed on this trail. Portions of this trail are shared with horseback riders. The Christian Pond Loop is a great way to explore a lesser traveled area of Grand Teton National Park.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

National Park Pass

Open Year-round

No

Open from

April 15 to October 31

Pros

Mountain Views.

Cons

Mosquitos.

Trailhead Elevation

6,851.00 ft (2,088.18 m)

Highest point

6,982.00 ft (2,128.11 m)

Features

Wildflowers
Wildlife

Typically multi-day

No

Suitable for

Horseback

Permit required

No

Location

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