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Easy to moderate.

Hiked moose pond loop early afternoon. Observed/ photoed bull moose feeding in pond. Later thru meadow area,was surprised by and photoed another bull moose emerging from brush. Few mid sept hikers on full loop, most stop at pond and return to hidden falls trail. Meadow trail unmarked can be challenging to follow at times although not far from parking has a remote feeling about it and look of good bear habitat. Very enjoyable hike. Bear spray raises comfort level w this trail.

hiking
2 days ago

An absolutely beautiful hike entered around String Lake. Very minor elevation gain after the lake as you head into the mountainside. Go counterclockwise on this trail. Takes a few hours but the views are stunning. Great "in between" hike.

hiking
2 days ago

Easy, afternoon ramble through conifer forests to a glacial lake of aqua and blue. Do the trail going counter-clockwise - the elevation gain is much more gradual and you get rewarded instantly with a beautiful cascading creek flanked by golden birch trees. It is very windy on this trail, so bring a jacket - cool in the forest, blazing in the open fields. After leaving the lake, the hike takes you up to the summit of a butte/hill covered in pine trees. Get a glimpse of Taggart Lake from here - it's amazing. Continue on another 0.25 mile and you'll be rewarded with an expansive view of the park looking south. Once downhill, the trail becomes a means to an end (parking lot) - not a lot to see other than a flat plain and some dense pines. Def worth a few hours and great opportunity to take some great pictures. Enjoy!

hiking
3 days ago

This hike was amazing. It was challenging especially if you’re not an avid hiker or used tot the elevation change.

Beware of the 3 boulder fields making sure you follow the cairns. Be careful and make sure you have more water than you think you will need.

We got a late start at 11am and made it up around 4:30pm with members in our group needing to stop to breathe every five minutes or so closer to the top.
The length of this hike is highly dependent on the fitness level of your weakest member.

hiking
4 days ago

Loved it was worth it when I got there!

hiking
6 days ago

If you like trails that allow you to be shaded from conifers, well trafficked, but sometimes rocky trails, refreshing streams and falls for a good .5 mile of a ~4 mile hike and vistas that include lakes and mountains, then this hike is for you. We hiked this after driving in from South Dakota and it was a perfect way to stretch our legs. The Fall colors are an added bonus. No wildlife, although the idea of bears kept me on alert!

Moderate hike with pretty lake views waiting halfway. We enjoyed the distance of the six mile loop but there are ways to shorten. We started with Bradley then Taggard and were very happy with that approach. There are some up’s, some down’s, and a good amount of level-ground hiking.

Definitely add the Bradly Lake loop to get the beat views of Taggert Lake! So gorgeous!! Great views of the tetons and the water. We were pressed for time so cut our loop short and still had an amazing hike! Would definitely do again!!

hiking
6 days ago

This is an incredible hike. Challenging, with uphill almost the entire way up, but SO beyond worth it. Finishing the last switchback and moving on to the unmaintained trail was a pretty obvious choice on the path. The unmaintained trail over the boulders was difficult. There is a mini boulder field, a bigger one with the cairns to guide, then the largest one. We messed up on the largest boulder field....followed a group up to the top toward the left side of the mountain. Do not make this mistake!!!! Head across the boulders to the right and you will reconnect with the path to the lake.

We loved this hike. We are not avid hikers, and we definitely could feel the pain, but we still made it to the lake and had an amazing experience. Great views all the way to your destination!

Left the trailhead at 7:15 am, first one at the lake. Difficult, but well worth it. 2.5 hours up

hiking
7 days ago

Loved this hike and the view is well worth the difficulty. We are from Oregon so while we do lots of long hikes with good amounts of elevation gain this was still challenging. The last mile is the most difficult part. Lots of loose dirt and crossing boulder fields. Most boulder fields are well marked except the last one we came upon and hiked up a good amount in the wrong direction only to see two hikers come down from another area. We knocked down the inaccurate cairns and headed back down. It looks like the distance has been updated from 7 to 9 miles which is accurate according to our trackers. We heard a few other hikers had turned back on our way down because they couldn’t find the trail/it was too challenging. So basically it’s difficult but WORTH IT!

loved it!

This... this is why we hike. Worth the effort. More simple to find than some reviews say. At the first switchback after the sign for 1.8 and 1.6 miles to Surprise and Amphitheater, take the trail on the right that descends a bit. You’ll have to climb under a downed tree, but then it’s smooth sailing from there. For the most part, there’s a clearly defined dirt path. On the boulder sections, there are cairns marking the way. Be sure to get an early start!

AWESOME

hiking
10 days ago

Nice trail with great views. Follows stream most of the way to the lake. Uphill and rocky but worth the trip.

hiking
11 days ago

This is an excellent hike, but this is not a short hike as another reported, this is 3-6hr both ways, maybe even 7hr, depending on your speed. I'm not a seasoned hiker, but have hiked other hard trails, compared to those I would really categorize this as extra hard. No negative marks, just pointing out this is not for beginners. A hard hike but Awesome view at the end. Recommend committing half day for this hike if you plan staying and really enjoying the prize at the end of the trail.

Really nice hike with varied terrain and scenery. Some hiking through narrow wooded paths, other hiking through open fields with sweeping views. Beautiful scenery at the lake(s) on this loop, with the ability to hike along Taggart Lake and take in some of the most amazing views of the Tetons. I would personally rate this hike as easy-to-moderate, more because of the elevation gains and a good amount of uphill hiking. Nothing too hard or strenuous, but you’ll need to be in relatively good shape for this loop. Highly recommended!

Amazing hike. Choose your distance.

Best mountain trail I’ve ever been on.

hiking
13 days ago

There is so much nicer around - do only if you are very limited in the walking you can do.

hiking
13 days ago

There is so much nicer around there. Do only if limited in how much you can walk.

This is a gorgeous hike! But I'd HIGHLY recommend you going down through the other canyon (cascade canyon). I don't think it will add distance, it might even reduce it, and reduce the total elevation gain. AND you get to do a loop instead of seeing things twice. Still, paintbrush is great!

hiking
13 days ago

Easy and nice view from the mountains. I'd suggest doing that along with amphitheater and delta lake. Try to be at the lake in the morning to not have the sun in the wrong direction

Easy and nice view from the mountains. I'd suggest doing that along with amphitheater and delta lake. Try to be at the lake in the morning to not have the sun in the wrong direction

hiking
13 days ago

Cute little hike. I'd rather do this than the whole Jenny lake.

hiking
13 days ago

Such a nice short hike! Did it to fill the day, along with amphitheater lake. Delta lake is the nicest, but steep. Green lake, wonderful background mountains.

hiking
14 days ago

Very nice walk with wonderful views from the SE corner of the lake.

hiking
14 days ago

This hike is difficult for the last mile. Went up with an off duty park ranger who was very helpful but mentioned that they have had to rescue 3 people this summer. Some from injury and one from lack of physical ability. He also said that there are black bears about 50% of the time. We did not see any however. If you are somewhat active and are willing to take your time you can do this hike. The pictures do not do the views justice. It is absolutely gorgeous at the top. Pack a light lunch and eat it at the top and enjoy God’s beauty.

17 days ago

Truly an awesome hike both ways. Took me about 2:20 to get to the top, stopping along the way to take in the views and catch a breather. Started at 8:30 am and was back at the car around 2. The transition to the Delta Lake trail isn’t hard to spot, as you just continue on straight and down instead of turning on the next switchback. This is where the trail gets difficult, but also where it’s most exciting. Climbing over and under fallen trees, navigating boulder fields (follow the dirty boulders from other hikers’ boots!), and that last steep incline up the waterfall. All worth it once you see the lake. I veered off the trail a few times in the boulder fields, but a quick look at the All Trails app helped me get back on track. Spent an hour at the top laying on a rock taking it all in. Still hard to believe really how beautiful it was! 11/10 would recommend.

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