The loop hike to Taggart Lake in Grand Teton National Park offers amazing views of wildlife including deer, elk, bears, etc. The lake is a peaceful spot for a break and a snack as well as wonderful views of the Tetons. 

This is an easy, four-mile loop hike that doesn't have much of elevation gain. Start off at the Taggart Lake Trailhead. Hike through the forest following a stream until you reach an opening. Continue hiking until you reach the lake. Sit back and enjoy reaching the lake with a snack and some water. Once you're ready to head back, continue on the loop to the the trailhead. If you chose to go clockwise on the trail, you'll have 1.5 miles left.

Pack List

  • Hiking Boots
  • Camera
  • Water
  • Lunch
  • Bear Deterrent
  • Alarm Clock to wake up as early as possible
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RT Distance 4 Miles
Activities Photography, Running, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Loop
Features
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Forest

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A easy hike with a great view!

You won't find solitude on this trail, but it is still worth doing for the stunning views of the Tetons reflected in the lake. Consider extending you hike a bit and adding Bradley lake onto the loop since it is so close and has equally beautiful views!

A Classic Hike in Grand Teton National Park for Everyone!

Ask anyone who knows this place, and hiking to Taggart Lake will always be on their recommended list. Some of the absolute best views of the Tetons can be found on this hike, and it's a photographers dream. This hike has a diversity of scenery from open areas with spectacular views of the Tetons to a mixed coniferous forest, and of course, the pristine lake. Make sure to spend some time there, and enjoy lunch right at the base of the Tetons. In fact, this hike gives one of the best close-up views of the mountains in the park. Fishing is also a popular activity here so don't forget your poles!

Family-friendly Adventure

What I loved about this hike is the short hike it takes to get there making it a good family hike. The views you get up there with the Tetons are amazing! There's also an awesome stream along the hike.


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