Option 1: Start your hike North of Jenny Lake from the String Lake Trailhead. 5.6 miles round trip, 550 ft total climb to Hidden Falls. 6.4 miles round trip, 800 ft total climbing to Inspiration Point.
Option 2: This is the most popular and the shortest route. Take the boat for a fee ($10 roundtrip) from the south shores of Jenny Lake to the mouth of the Cascade Canyon. By taking the boat, you shortened your hike by 4 miles. This is ideal for those who are short of time visiting the Grand Teton and prefer to explore other areas in Grand Teton.
Option 3: Start your hike from the south shores of Jenny Lake. The mileage of the hike is 5.2 miles round trip, 550 ft total climb to Hidden Falls. 6 miles round trip, 800 ft total climbing to Inspiration Point. The trail follows the south shore of Jenny Lake the first 2 miles, climbing 300 ft, and then, climbs 200 ft in 0.6 miles.