Update 4/30/15: The snowpack on the hiking trails persists just below mid-mountain and above. We’ll keep the website updated as the conditions improve. Please take a look at the Friends of Pathways Town Map to review the trails around Snow King.
Hiking up Snow King Mountain is something that you can get used to. The summer days up Snow King are sunny, lush and green and the views unbelievable. It s about a 1.8 mile trail ascending 1,500 vertical feet to the top of Snow King Mountain. The scenic views from the top are breathtaking. You can see the Grand Tetons, Teton Pass, a glimpse of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, The National Elk Refuge straight across, Gros Ventre & Sleeping Indian and of course you can see the Town of Jackson Hole just at the base of The King. The magnificent views are the true reward after quite a trip uphill. You do have the option of taking the chairlift back down ($5/rider) or you can hike back down. You will bump into many friendly hikers and their dogs along the way. Bring water, good shoes, plenty of sunscreen , bug repellent is a good call, and some shades to protect your eyes. The trail is easily accessed from the Snow King Mountain base area at the corner of Snow King Avenue & Cache Street about 4 blocks from the Town Square. If you’d rather cut out the uphill challenge ride the scenic lift up ($17/adult & $12/child) and hike the trail down? Or relax completely and just take the lift back down. Enjoy!