Grand Teton National Park is home to Lake Solitude, a wonderful destination for many backpackers and hikers. Though it is tiny in comparison to the park's other lakes, it is right on the trail routes to Cascade Canyon and has many locations for camping and seeing varied landscapes and the famed Teton Mountains.
The best way to reach Lake Solitude is to hike along the Cascade Canyon Trail, which begins on the western side of Jenny Lake. The trail runs some seven miles, gaining over two thousand feet in altitude as it nears Lake Solitude. However, other routes can be taken passed String Lake, the Paintbrush Canyon and the Paintbrush Divide, requiring steep descents for about eleven miles before reaching the lake. In fact, the route is fairly difficult and can take a full day to complete, so overnight camping maybe necessary to do the full roundtrip.
Lake Solitude is well known for many nearby sites. These include Hidden Falls, Inspiration Point, Mount Teewinot, Mount Owen and the Grand Teton Mountain.