String Lake Trail

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String Lake Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately 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

no dogs

hiking
rocky
10 days 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
10 days ago

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

hiking
13 days 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
20 days 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.

horseback riding
25 days 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
28 days 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
1 month ago

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

hiking
bugs
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month 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
1 month ago

Easy hike for everyone!

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike for everyone!

hiking
1 month ago

nice easy hike. nothing crazy.

hiking
1 month 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
2 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
2 months ago

Simple hike through a cool forest, good for kids.

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

Connect up to Jenny Lake trail and Inspiration Point for a nice 7 mile out and back!

hiking
2 months ago

A great blend of views and elements on this hike. One section is more moderate because of the elevation gain, otherwise an easy hike. You will want to spray up prior to the forest section.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail with mixed topography. Good idea to have your bug spray handy as the mosquitoes are out in force. Also, while this is heavily trafficked, we did see a grizzly bear at 4:30 in the afternoon. Two of us were running—too quietly! We were a bit humbled, but safe.

hiking
2 months ago

Very fun hike with beautiful views throughout. Our little one loved the multiple bridges we got to cross. There is only one short section with some mild elevation gain, otherwise it was an easy but very enjoyable hike. We also enjoyed lunch at the wonderful picnic area just off the trailhead which was an excellent way to end our hike.

hiking
bugs
2 months ago

Some of the most gorgeous water and mountain backdrop photos I've ever shot. Pretry easy until you climb up the hill after crossing the bridge. Definintely enjoyed this hike. I added this hike while knocking out the Jenny Lake's Trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike. Not too difficult. Trails are in great condition. Walk along the lake, cross the river, up a bit to amazing views, down a bit to more amazing views. Cross another bridge and you’re back.

hiking
2 months ago

Excellent Trail. Only a short portion is moderate. Best views are towards the end after going counterclockwise.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy trail with views at lake level and from above. Saw a fox and a marmot. There is still a short section with snow

hiking
2 months ago

This was a great little trail to do in the morning to start off our day. We started around 6am, took us about 90 min or so. Had a little bit of everything from lake views, to pine forest to Mountain View’s. We saw a herd of pronghorn grazing at the lakes edge in the early morning which always adds to any hike. It’s fun to do a loop trail and we then drove over to Jenny lake and had a light breakfast snack we packed overlooking the lake, knowing that early it wouldn’t be too busy in the parking lot or lake front to enjoy a quiet view.

hiking
2 months ago

This was a beautiful hike! A little buggy, but worth it for the views!

hiking
3 months ago

Fun hike with kids. Saw marmots and a fox on the trail. Kids were excited to see snow remains of an avalanche and slid around.

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
snow
3 months ago

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