Bradley Lake Trail

MODERATE 34 reviews
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Bradley Lake Trail is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Jackson, Wyoming that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
702 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Directions from Moose: Travel north on the Teton Park Road to the Taggart Lake Trailhead.

hiking
7 days ago

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hiking
15 days ago

Very scenic and rewarding hike. I went to Bradley Lake first then Taggart Lake on the way down, seemed to be the way to do it, the switchbacks where downhill this way. Spotted a momma moose and her baby, thankfully on the other side of the rapids. People said that there were bears in the area, didn't see them though.

19 days ago

Very scenic hike, not too difficult. I spotted three small grizzlies about a half mile from Bradley lake and a fourth larger one on the shore at the lake!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great Hike. Went to Bradley first and then looped down to Taggart. There is a bit of up and down the entire way, so you feel like you're working (yet it's "not hard.") Just be mindful if you have some single digits with you. It's still 5mi+. Streams follow the trail from time to time. Enjoy!

1 month ago

Beautiful hike, go up to Bradley first and then drop down to Taggart Lake!

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Very easy hike! Beautiful as well. We did the Taggart to Bradley Lake loop with the babies on our backs with no problem. I would suggest going early to beat the crowd since it can get very busy.

2 months ago

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2 months ago

Nice trail

2 months ago

walking
4 months ago

Perfect walk for me as a beginner. Very pleasant atmisfier. Can't wait to go back.

hiking
10 months ago

Lovely hike with great views of the two lakes, the Tetons beyond, and back into the valley. Note that the southern part of the Bradley Lake lopped is currently closed. I hiked this on a sunny day and went counter-clockwise, so hit Bradley Lake first, continued around it, climbed up a ridge (I didn't find it long or especially hard climb) then down to Bradley Lake and back the northern leg to trail juncture and parking lot. Although it is a popular trail, the only congestion is really at the lake sides. If you have time to wander a bit around the lakes you shoul find a quiet spot for a break.

For the one day I had at Grand Teton, and hiking on my own with DH as my taxi service, this was seemed like the top choice for a good workout with great views. Most other trails are either easy, or the strenuous ones take more hours than I had.

hiking
11 months 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
11 months ago

11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago