- Hiking, Recreation Type
- 1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
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Most of the hiking trails in Grand Teton National Park are listed as strenuous or, at the very least, moderate. The Taggart Lake Trail is described as easy-to-moderate by most hiking guides, and it's a good one to attempt if you're a novice hiker or visiting the park with kids, since the elevation change is roughly 400 feet and the distance is only about 3 miles round-trip. If you're a seasoned hiker, don't let the trail's moderate degree of difficulty sway you from making the trip: Visitors say the views of Taggart Lake and the surrounding streams, meadows and conifer groves are nonetheless rewarding.
If you're looking for more of a challenge, some travelers recommend extending this lovely hike to about 5 miles by trekking on to Bradley Lake. Others say that the chance to dip into Taggart Lake makes the trail a kid-pleaser. To avoid the midday crowds and secure a parking spot, reviewers suggest arriving before 10 a.m.
You can jump on the trail from the Taggart Lake Trailhead, which is located off Teton Park Road between Jenny Lake and Moose, Wyoming. The trail is free to access with park admission. Keep in mind that Teton Park Road is closed to visitors from Nov. 1 to April 30. For more information, visit the National Park Service's website.