Bradley Lake Trail [CLOSED]

moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(243)
Grand Teton National Park

Bradley Lake Trail is a 5.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Moose, 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: 5.1 miles Elevation Gain: 646 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

closed

no dogs

It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. A beautiful hike with stunning views and pristine lakes. Do the hike counter-clockwise to have great views of the Tetons along the majority of your hike.

The trailhead probably has the best view.. rest of the trail was alright.

hiking
snow
5 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Did this on Sunday in afternoon to get away from ppl... it’s jammed up in beginning most ppl headed to the first lake but we skipped that and went to bradly , no ppl and beautiful

hiking
8 months ago

Nice trail with spectacular views of the Grand Tetons reflecting off the lakes. The hike to Taggart is fairly easy and the hike up to Bradley is steeper. Once you get to Bradley BE SURE TO WALK AROUND THE EAST END OF THE LAKE TO THE BRIDGE! There are numerous places where you can get down to the lake for more spectacular views. I saw so many people get to Bradley, climb the hill to get an obstructed (never the less beautiful) view, then head on. Big mistake!

hiking
10 months ago

This was a beautiful trail - the wildflowers are out in full bloom right now. We went through sections of wooded, forested trail followed by open, manzanita flanked paths. Riparian areas along the couple of creek crossings, as well. All the while, the Tetons are a majestic backdrop to your hike, and then you are rewarded with two scenic, mirror smooth lakes. I was so glad we did this hike; I liked it much, much better than Jenny Lake which was overcrowded and and paved for part of the trail. We did this with my five year old, so definitely reasonable for most ability levels. As someone pointed out, you will need to take a few steps up to the lake vista in order to actually catch a view of Bradley. Be sure to follow the recording mapped out on AllTrails so you don’t miss Taggart Lake on your way back. I’d also suggest heading out early as the trail got busier later in the day, and bug spray is a must!

hiking
bugs
over grown
10 months ago

There was a fallen tree on the way to Bradley lake that we had to walk around, but otherwise this was a great hike! Make sure to walk up the little viewpoint to see Bradley lake at the turnoff, otherwise you really don’t see it from the trail itself, which is very wooded. There were a lot of mosquitoes when we went due to rain - be sure to wear your bug spray!

hiking
10 months ago

One of my favorite hikes in Teton NP, getting up to Bradley Lake is more difficult toward the end of the hike but well worth it.

hiking
11 months ago

06-05-18. Awesome hike! We hiked this trail in combination with the Taggart Lake Loop instead of doing an out and back. I highly recommend doing that! The views of the mountains and valleys are beautiful and you get to see two pristine lakes that are inaccessible to cars and boats (unlike others in the park).

hiking
11 months ago

Did the Bradley Lake trail in conjunction with Taggart Lake. A fairly easy extension, and the trail is now dry. Great views down to Taggart Lake!

hiking
11 months ago

I did this trail in combination with the Taggart Lake trail. The combination of both gave me a good hike for the morning. I did not encounter any wildlife. There are a couple of spots on the trail that have some snow but it’s passable.

hiking
muddy
snow
Fri May 24 2019

Beautiful views of both lakes. Large part of trail was covered in snow. Difficult at times without Yak Trax. Part of the trail was also closed due to bear activity. Park Rangers told us they found carcasses in the area so they closed it off.

hiking
Tue May 21 2019

Hiked today, some patches of snow near Taggart, and a few feet of packed snow coming down from Bradley and heading back. Manageable in just hiking boots but slow moving for a bit. Had to pay attention to stay on trail and followed previous hikers tracks. Didn’t spot any bear, one moose.

recorded Taggart Lake Trail

hiking
snow
Sun May 19 2019

hiking
snow
Sun May 19 2019

Still a couple feet of snow on May 17. Difficult to follow the trail at some stretches.

hiking
off trail
snow
Sun May 12 2019

VERY hard to track given the 1-2 feet of snow cover over many areas! Loop trail unadvisable. Taggart Trail is in good condition and easier to follow.

backpacking
Sat Mar 16 2019

It was amazing you hike up the mountain to a giant lake that had jaw dropping scenery, and the water felt great.

hiking
Mon Sep 10 2018

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

Tue Aug 07 2018

Absolutely gorgeous. Crowds annoying at the beginning and end but they thinned out near the lake.

hiking
Mon Aug 06 2018

There was a beautiful meadow of wildflowers and all around there was lush greenery. Got to see 5 bears, a beaver, a white tailed deer, a blue jay, and even heard woodpeckers in the distance! The lake was a gorgeous green color, reflecting all the trees and surrounding mountains.

hiking
Sat Jul 14 2018

We did the Bradley and Taggart Lake trail counterclockwise like some reviews had suggested and it was great as there were constantly stunning views of the Tetons and, while there was some uphill hiking, none of it was overly strenuous. If you get there relatively early you also get the benefit of the trail not being very crowded like it is later in the afternoon. This is definitely a good hike if you only have a day to spend in the park. I also did part of the Valley Trail from where it meets at Bradley lake until just after the junction between the Garnet Canyon and Amphitheater Lake trails. It is a much more difficult trait with a lot of elevation gain, but there were a lot of incredible views of the lakes and the park valley. Unfortunately, I was running low on time and water and had to turn around before reaching Amphitheater Lake, but would love to come back and try it again.

Wed Jul 04 2018

Wonderful vistas and floating through wildflowers.

Fri Jun 22 2018

Got here at 5:30 a.m. to start my hike. Walked Bradley and Taggart trail, didn't see another person until reaching the trail head. Very peaceful, seen a couple of mule deer, one had a fawn!

hiking
Wed Jun 20 2018

Easy hike. 50s and raining when we went. In late May there was snow on the trail in only a few locations. Pretty quiet this time of year. We only saw three other groups of people over the ~5 miles. Great views of Taggert and Bradley lakes. One of the best parts of going this time of year was the melting snow made the streams more like rapids.

hiking
Sun Jun 17 2018

Wonderful hike! We did the Bradley-Taggert Trail (counterclockwise was a perfect recommendation!) and it was beautiful. Wildflowers galore, overlooks, forests, meadows, lakes and streams. Few people due to threat of rain made it more peaceful. Highly recommended!!!

Mon Jun 11 2018

very nice hike. with beautiful lake ! beach like areas. You can get there from tagger lake trail head. or from lupene meadows which is watch went.

hiking
Tue May 15 2018

Very scenic hike. Started early and we were on the trail by ourselves. As we were coming back to the trailhead many ppl heading out

Wed Nov 01 2017

Was dark when we finished. Lot of fun. Beautiful trail

Showing results 1 - 27 of 243