Swan Lake and Heron Pond Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews
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Swan Lake and Heron Pond Trail is a 8.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Moran, WY that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until October.

8.1 miles 802 feet Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Description Starting from the Hermitage Point trailhead, this hike skirts Colter Bay's eastern shore and heads south on Hermitage Service Road. At the next trail intersection turn right onto Jackson Lake Overlook Trail. continue south, bypass Hermitage Point Cutoff on your left, and follow the eastern shore of Heron Pond to an intersection with Hermitage Point Trail. Turn right at this intersection. After departing from Heron Pond, the trail continues south. Eventually, the trail enters an open sage meadow, continue through the open meadows as your hike takes you north along the eastern shoreline of Hermitage Point. Pass the designated campsite and Hermitage Point Cutoff trail by staying right, then turn left at the next intersection with another Hermitage Point Cutoff. From here the trail goes over a tiny hill and terminates at a four-way intersection with Swan Lake Trail and Jackson Lake Overlook Trail. Stay right to join Swan Lake Trail. Swan Lake Trail skirts the western edge of Swan Lake. Once you've departed Swan Lake, turn right at the next intersection with a connector trail, and the trail finishes back where you started.

hiking
3 months ago

birding
1 year ago

Fun hike with the kids. Lots of birds, including a Trumpeter Swan on Swan Lake.

hiking
3 years ago

This is an easy-to-moderate loop located in the Colter Bay area of the park. It offers a nice stroll through some natural bird habitats, as well as decent views of the Tetons through some sections. Overall, this trail is appropriate for most ages, as the elevational change is pretty minimal.

snowshoeing
3 years ago

it was a fun little loop to do during the winter. Not very many roads are plowed during the winter so we had few options. But it was worth the little trip. Has some awesome views!