Hiking in Jackson Hole

TTTTThe Bradley-Taggart Trailhead in Grand Teton National Park (Photo by Chuck Manners)

Five Easy Hikes in Grand Teton National Park

Taggart Lake 3.2 miles roundtrip; 2 hours Moderate, 277-foot elevation change. Trail traverses area burned in 1985 to reach Taggart Lake; also accessible is nearby Bradley Lake
Menor's Ferry 0.5 mile roundtrip; 0.5 hours Easy; 10-foot elevation change. Trail leads to site of early Homestead and picturesque Chapel of the Transfiguration
Hidden Falls 1.0 miles roundtrip; 1.5 hours Moderate, 150-foot elevation change.

Hidden Falls, via shuttle boat
(fee charged): 1.0 mile, 1½ hours

Leigh Lake 2.0 miles roundtrip; 1.0 hours Easy, 40-foot elevation change. Trail skirts Leigh Lake with close views of Mt. Moran
String Lake 3.3 miles roundtrip; 3 hours Easy, 120-foot elevation change Trail circles String Lake below Rockchuck Peak and Mt. St. John


Safety considerations

  • This is bear country. If you suspect bears to be in the area, make loud noises to alert them of your presence..
  • Carry drinking water. Hiking is strenuous and dehydration can occur in hot weather.
  • Be prepared for rapid weather changes; rain gear and extra clothing. This is especially important on longer hikes in the afternoon hours.
  • High elevation may cause breathing difficulties; pace yourself. The thin air will put an added strain on your heart and lungs.
  • Be careful crossing snowfields and streams. It is especially important to take care when crossing snowfield during hot summer weather.
  • Tell someone where you are going and when you expect to return. Hypothermia can set in quickly if you have to spend more than one night in the wilderness.
  • It is recommended to hike with at least one other person and to not leave the trail .
  • Park rangers can provide important information on weather and trail conditions.


Photography of Jackson Hole