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Grand Teton National Park is a United States National Park located in northwestern Wyoming, south of Yellowstone National Park. The park is named after the Grand Teton, which, at 13,770 feet (4,197 m), is the tallest mountain in the Teton Range.The name "Tetons" originally was intended to describe several hills near the town of Arco, Idaho. They were named by a French trapper who thought that they resembled a very specific part of the female body. Many years later the name was mistakenly applied to the mountains of present day Grand Teton National Park due to the poor map-making and map-reading standards of the time.

One of the best hikes in the park.

Beautiful place!

11 days ago

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11 days ago

Did this trail combined with the Bradley Lake Trail for a total 6-mile loop. Started the hike in the rain. Reached Bradley Lake first. Saw beautiful rainbow above the lake. Cannot be better than that. The rating of the Taggart Lake Trail should be moderate though.

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11 days ago

On 9/13/16, the Hidden Falls trail beyond the Inspiration Point off the Cascade Canyon trail was closed. The hardest portion of this trail was a half mile before the Inspiration Point on the way up. From the Inspiration Point to the Fork was actually easier.

This is one of my favorite trails, easy, and with beautiful scenery. Great views of the lake. The day we hiked we got to see a large moose and his lady friend.

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11 days ago

Absolutely incredible. Beautiful.

Crowded but worth it for the views and varied terrain

One of my favorite trails. You can take it easy or add some challenge by going higher.

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13 days ago

Wife and I combined the Taggart Lake Trail and Bradley Lake Trail for an enjoyable 5.9-mile loop hike that provided lots of variety. We were thrilled to be IN a national park on the centennial of the National Park Service.

After entering the forest beyond the Taggart Lake Trailhead, the trail works its way up above Taggart Lake for several nice views of the lake. At the trail junction for the Taggart Lake Loop, head right toward Bradley Lake. The next junction is right at the first views of Bradley Lake; much better views (with the Tetons towering above this pretty alpine lake) are available not more than 100 yards beyond this junction.

Back at that second junction, stay right and head down toward the shores of Taggart Lake. After enjoying the views of Taggart Lake and the mountains beyond, head on across the footbridge and get ready for a rather steep climb. (This route appears to get far less traffic than the direct return to the trailhead.) After a long descent that would be most unpleasant if hiked in the opposite direction, the trail curls around the hillside and works itself back to meet the main trail just before the trailhead. This last segment isn’t particularly scenic, but it beats retracing your steps on an out-and-back hike.

Definitely recommend doing this loop hike counterclockwise, as one segment in particular would be a pretty brutal climb.

Be sure to carry (and drink) lots of water, and take along some trail snacks (or lunch) for a rest break at Bradley Lake. Although some segments of this trail are shaded, many aren’t, so sunscreen and a hat are advisable. With lakes as the two primary destinations, bug spray is also a good idea. And as always, carry bear spray and know how to use it!

hiking
13 days ago

Wife and I combined the Taggart Lake Trail and Bradley Lake Trail for an enjoyable 5.9-mile loop hike that provided lots of variety. We were thrilled to be IN a national park on the centennial of the National Park Service.

After entering the forest beyond the Taggart Lake Trailhead, the trail works its way up above Taggart Lake for several nice views of the lake. At the trail junction for the Taggart Lake Loop, head right toward Bradley Lake. The next junction is right at the first views of Bradley Lake; much better views (with the Tetons towering above this pretty alpine lake) are available not more than 100 yards beyond this junction.

Back at that second junction, stay right and head down toward the shores of Taggart Lake. After enjoying the views of Taggart Lake and the mountains beyond, head on across the footbridge and get ready for a rather steep climb. (This route appears to get far less traffic than the direct return to the trailhead.) After a long descent that would be most unpleasant if hiked in the opposite direction, the trail curls around the hillside and works itself back to meet the main trail just before the trailhead. This last segment isn’t particularly scenic, but it beats retracing your steps on an out-and-back hike.

Definitely recommend doing this loop hike counterclockwise, as one segment in particular would be a pretty brutal climb.

Be sure to carry (and drink) lots of water, and take along some trail snacks (or lunch) for a rest break at Bradley Lake. Although some segments of this trail are shaded, many aren’t, so sunscreen and a hat are advisable. With lakes as the two primary destinations, bug spray is also a good idea. And as always, carry bear spray and know how to use it!

Great trail with many optional side trails up hill. One of the best for fall foliage.

Lake and mountain views. Stop at the pic nic area for a lakeside picnic.

Not too strenuous. Stop at the lake for some great photos and serenity.

You can extend it to a complete loop. It is a good warm up hike.

The most photographed barn in Jackson. A watercolorist's dream.

Nice warm up trail with great vistas

Love it! This is a great hike, it's a nice steep switch back trail. Every time we have gone up to the lakes we have seen animal life. A MUST DO!

Less traffic on the east side. Good variety of terrain.