Hiking the glacially-carved Jenny Lake offers views of the Tetons without the strenuous climbing. A paved path from the parking area leads to Jenny Lake trailhead. Starting on the eastern side of the looped trail, the terrain is relatively flat and forested, apart from the odd hill. 2.6 miles in, visitors will reach a footbridge connecting String Lake to Jenny Lake. Past the bridge, the trail proceeds to the western shore, passing through open terrain as a result of a fire. Further inwards, side trails lead to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point, but these are not for the faint-hearted. A footbridge crosses over Cascade Canyon creek, passing by an overlook over Moose Ponds, the Valley Trail Junction, and the boat launch area, returning to the car park. The lake also offers wildlife watching opportunities, with animals like deer, moose, fox, and black bears often spotted in the area.