Taggart Lake and Bradley Lake Loop

MODERATE 64 reviews
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Taggart Lake and Bradley Lake Loop is a 6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Beaver Creek, Wyoming that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until September.

DISTANCE
6.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
761 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

lake

views

wildlife

snow

no dogs

hiking
7 days ago

Great and easy hike. My family and I use this hike as our acclimation hike on our first day. Great views and great forest trail!

hiking
12 days ago

Great hike and awesome views of the lake! Took about 3 hours. Wear lots of bug spray because the mosquitos are bad around this time!

hiking
13 days ago

This is a fantastic hike with great views basically the entire way. I'd say the moderate rating comes from the Bradley Lake part of the loop where there's some steeper portions. Overall it's on the easy side of moderate.

The Taggart Lake part of the trail is very popular. In the morning around 10 the parking lot was almost full, and was entirely full when I finished. I saw some large groups on the trail including ranger-led hikes. On the Bradley Lake portion, I only saw one other group.

If you travel counterclockwise, you get views of the Tetons all the way to Bradley Lake, where you can hike down a steep offshoot to get to shore. After that, you travel towards Taggart Lake with views of the Tetons and wildflowers. Taggart Lake is beautiful with the Tetons in the background. If you go in the morning, the mountains will be reflected in the water. There are several points along the lake shore where you can walk out onto some rocks (large, mostly flat rocks) for even better views. On the way back from Taggart Lake to the parking lot, the trail goes downhill through a beautiful meadow. As of 6/28, there were still plenty of wildflowers. The final stretch is through the forest along a creek. I didn't see any wildlife on this trail.

hiking
16 days ago

Great morning hike. Finished in about 2.5 hours with a handful of quick stops along the way. Beautiful views of the lakes and mountains nearly the entire way. A few quick elevation changes that sneak up but pretty easy overall.

hiking
21 days ago

Parked at the Taggart Lake parking lot and took the option of hiking towards Bradley Lake, which had better views of the Tetons in the background I think. Unfortunately, decided to press my luck and head the 1.4 mike towards Ampitheater, but didn’t get anything out of that portion of the hike except for some mosquito bites

23 days ago

Beautiful hike! Beautiful meadows and great views of the Tetons. The only thing that made the trail not so great were the crowds. Be prepared for high traffic. Also, bring a rain jacket, for the weather can change fast.

hiking
1 month ago

Did this trail about six years ago with my four kids (oldest was 16 and youngest was 9) and they completed the entire trail. Would not recommend taking the guided tour. We got about halfway through the hike and it was way too slow and the lady was droning on and on. Got to Taggart Lake and was hiking around the rim only to find a bear minding its own business in the brush. It saw us, but I think the bear was young enough not to care about us. Will be bringing bear spray just in case next time!

hiking
1 month ago

Wonderful day with perfect weather. A bit tricky in parts due to snow but otherwise very good and easy footing. Some superb views. We liked the elevation changes. Wonderful mountain lakes.

hiking
2 months ago

Excellent trail with variety of sights from the valley and Forrest to higher look outs of the mountains. The views of both lakes are breath taking. Streams along the way as well. We encountered snow on way down to Bradley Lake. Only a few spots where extra caution needed - it really wasn’t an issue with proper shoes. We liked that it was low trafficked and quiet. We encountered no large animals but saw evidence they were there. Definitely recommend this trail!

hiking
11 months ago

Good hike with great views! Best if you get at the trail head early.

11 months ago

Beautiful views of the Tetons, extremely easy.

hiking
11 months ago

Easy hike with stunning views. Not too strenuous but enough to break a little sweat. If Taggert lake is busy, wait to take a break at Bradley lake - it's more peaceful and less trafficked

11 months ago

This was a great hike with spectacular views of the Tetons.

hiking
11 months ago

This was a great hike with spectacular views of the Tetons.

11 months ago

This was a great hike with spectacular views of the Tetons.

hiking
11 months ago

This was a great hike with spectacular views of the Tetons.

hiking
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Awesome hike. Unbelievable (can't emphasize this enough) views of the Tetons. Walked through pristine meadows filled with many wildflowers: yellow, white, red, and purple. Both lakes were incredibly still and offered terrific reflections of the mountains. Also has terrific balance of up and downhill and sun and shade. Go early though the trail gets crowded.

hiking
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

This is a very pretty trail past 2 beautiful lakes with the stunning Tetons as a backdrop. Lots of flowers were out making the scene very reminiscent of the Swiss Alps. Trail itself was moderate at best.
Definitely worth doing if you're in the area.

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