String Lake Trail is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Moran, Wyoming that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September.

Distance: 3.7 miles Elevation Gain: 262 feet Route Type: Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

beach

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.

hiking
snow
2 days ago

Really cool views during parts of the trail, but note that there is still snow (several inches) in a bunch of places, including one spot where the snow makes it hard to figure out where the trail was.

hiking
5 days ago

It’s open! Very easy trail with minimal elevation gain. Go early to beat crowds. Beautiful lake, aspen tree, evergreen tree and Mountain View’s!

hiking
4 months ago

Great Kids hike, if you get their early enough the water is calm and looks like glass. Risk of bears throughout, but overall a great kids hike.

recorded String Lake Trail

hiking
muddy
snow
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

The lake was a beautiful glacier blue color. There was a lot of people when we did this hike 4 days ago, probably because it was super nice weather. We stoped and had a couple of big sky seltzer’s at one of the benches, and enjoyed the beauty. There is so many options to do longer hikes, with forks cut in the trails which was super cool. We tried to attempt Holly Lake hike, but we unfortunately would have been cutting it too close time wise and didn’t want to be stuck in the mountains at dusk. String lake is an extremely easy hike!

hiking
7 months ago

Wonderful mountain views from many different vantage points.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful views at every turn. Not crowded at all today, which was surprising because the weather was fantastic.

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike! Beautiful views and amazing weather!!!

hiking
8 months ago

We weren’t on the String Lake trail but ended up hiking part of the Jenny Lake trail. Thinking that this app or google maps took us to the wrong starting point.

hiking
8 months ago

Start early so it's not so crowded! It was 28 degrees this morning so we waited til about 10:30 to start. Parked in String Lake Lot 3 and turned left at the trail head. We didn't turn right to go over the bridge for the loop, but continued toward Jenny Lake. We arrived at where String Lake dumps in to the south side of Jenny Lake and rather than go back to the bridge, went across the rocks/stream and over to the trail to the north side of Jenny Lake Trail. Walked about 2 or so miles to Hidden Falls, where we ran into every one else that waited for warmer temps! Then up to Inspiration Point for about 40 minutes. Spectacular! Easy and flat at times; moderate and rocky at times, especially up to Inspiration Point. It was about a 7 mile round trip and well worth the trip...

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rocky
8 months ago

We are middle-aged obese hikers with bad knees. We did the whole loop and for us it was a strenuous hike. The steep elevation change about a third if the way into the hike was almost too much for me. We did the loop in the counter-clockwise direction, which seems to be how most people do the loop. I wonder if it might have been easier going in the clockwise direction, as the elevation change is more gradual. The scenery was stunning and there is a nice variety in vegetation that you travel through. We saw lots of red squirrels, some chipmunks, and what I think were Mountain Chickadees. The first part of the trail (in the counter-clockwise direction) is flat and relatively rock-free until the first bridge. It’s also the most scenic part. You could do that out and back if you want an easy, flat walk.

hiking
8 months ago

Outstanding - beautiful vistas of the Tetons and back towards Jackson. We clocked it about 3.99 miles for the whole loop.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful, easy hike. Lake and mountain look out. Most trail is in the shadow. No too crowded. One of the most beautiful hike in my life.

Easy, scenic route around String Lake and part of the way around Leigh Lake. Lovely views.

hiking
9 months ago

Easy hike that takes you pretty high up on the other side of the lake. Very few people did the whole loop, so it was quiet. I did this walk with my partner and 3 month old baby and we were fine. The only wildlife we saw was a snake, but I would bring bear spray just to feel more comfortable- large parts of the trail are quite remote.

hiking
9 months ago

With Jimmy Chin

horseback riding
9 months ago

The String Lake trail accessed from the first turn-out on the access road that presents signage stating horse trailer parking is a beautiful short trial. The trail from the turn-out parking leads up a steep hill into an area that has a plethora of dead trees across the trail. We abandoned this trail and road to the west along the tree line until we encountered another trail leading directly to String Lake. Horseback riding is only allowed on the east side of the lake and was one of our most enjoyable rides. Take your lunch and eat along the lakeside. We attempted to ride the loop around the west side and encountered stone steps that our horses refused to attempt so we turned around and abandoned that effort.

hiking
9 months ago

Great views on this trail. Wear something you can swim in; String Lake is clear and beautiful, as is Leigh Lake. The String Lake trail connects to the Leigh Lake trail.

hiking
rocky
9 months ago

Beautiful hike! Wasnt lucky to see any wildlife...

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bugs
9 months ago

Great view. Swim in very cold lake after hike. Would rate this hike moderate, not easy.

hiking
9 months ago

Very nice trail around the lake. Some shade some full sun. A bit of elevation in the middle. A bit rocky but very doable. Beautiful views.

hiking
9 months ago

Easy hike for everyone!

hiking
9 months ago

Easy hike for everyone!

hiking
10 months ago

nice easy hike. nothing crazy.

hiking
10 months ago

nice hike with the kids, very well marked, we saw a black bear and two Cubs maybe a half mile in going counterclockwise.

hiking
10 months ago

Very nice for a quick trail run; be aware of the horse tours, don’t run up behind them, they go counter clockwise.

hiking
10 months ago

Simple hike through a cool forest, good for kids.

hiking
10 months ago

This is a great and easy hike. The views are stunning! Would recommend doing the loop counterclockwise. Highly recommend

hiking
10 months ago

great hike, especially with younger kids. a few mosquitos after rain the night before.

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