The Best Jackson Hole Pet-Friendly Hike

Jackson Hole has many awesome pet-friendly trails, but if you’re looking for one that has a variety of paths, beautiful views, and isn’t too difficult for your four-legged friend to hike, the Jackson Peak Trail is for you. It’s just a short drive from town and isn’t too crowded in the summer. Jackson Peak Trail is also the only Jackson Hole pet-friendly trail that takes you past Goodwin Lake, which is a perfect spot for your pet to cool off.


Hike the Jackson Peak Trail in Jackson Hole

We’ve hiked some awesome trails here in Jackson Hole, but none is better suited to bringing your furry friend than the Jackson Peak Trail. Here’s what you need to know:

How long is the trail?

The Jackson Peak Trail is approximately 10.3 miles long.

Is the Jackson Peak Trail difficult to hike?

The trail itself starts at a slow incline, wraps around Goodwin Lake, and ends at the summit of Jackson Peak. Overall you’ll be hiking upwards of 2,641 feet in elevation, and most hikers would rate this hike as “moderate”.

Does the Jackson Peak Trail Loop Around?

This Jackson Hole pet-friendly hike is not a loop, but it does take you along a small valley, around Goodwin Lake, and up to the summit of Jackson Peak.

What can you see from Jackson Peak summit?

The views at the end of this trail are spectacular! You’ll get a good view of the Grand Tetons, Gros Ventre Wilderness area, and the Snake River Wilderness area.

For a full map including terrain and reviews of the Jackson Hole Peak Trail, check out the All Trails page.

Is there another hike that might be a little easier?

The Cache Creek area is a great option that offers an alternative for people looking to exercise their dogs (and themselves!) without the elevation change. It’s close to downtown so accessing it is also easy from MMM. We also love Snow King, which is right in town and offers a good sweat as you trek up the mountain. But be sure to bring sunscreen & water, it’s a sunny one!


Jackson Hole Pet-Friendly Hiking Tips

To plan your hiking trip to the Jackson Hole Peak, we’ve created an easy checklist for you and your best furry-friend!

Things to Bring for Yourself

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Hiking boots
  • Hiking poles
  • First aid kit
  • Backpack
  • Map
  • Camera
  • Snacks
  • Bear Spray

Things to Bring Your Pet

  • Hiking water bowl
  • Extra water
  • Snacks or treats
  • Leash
  • Collar or harness
  • Dog first aid kit

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Looking for more fun things to do during your trip? Our Field Guide is a wealth of information on some of the best activities, adventures, local’s tips and more from our team of Wise Guides. Check out all our posts here, or view some related ones below!

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