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Taggart Lake and Bradley Lake Loop is a 6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Moose, Wyoming that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until September.

Length 6.0 mi Elevation gain 761 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Lake

Views

Wildlife

Snow

No dogs

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An excellent loop hike with some uphill climbs and epic views of Bradley and Taggart Lakes. There is some shade along the trail, but make sure to bring plenty of water since you will be exerting yourself.

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Reviews (415)
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Recordings (280)
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Ray Fearon
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Encountered a young brown bear near Bradley lake. Wife clapped and it was in petting range right next to us in a bush. When she clapped it ran off. Didn't see a mother around. Just finished the trail. Beautiful views of the mountains and lakes. Not too much elevation. Can shorten the trail if you would like but the entire 6 mile loop is great. Starting the trail heading to Bradley seems to encounter less steep parts than the other way.

Steve Nelson
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Saw mama bear and cub by Taggart Lake! No bugs, but one horsefly! Highly recommend trail. Not crowded.

DeEtta Cobra
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HikingGreat!

Great hike with beautiful views of the Grand Tetons over 2 crystal blue lakes. Taggert was warmer and saw some swimmers. Bradley was colder, but a nice dip for active feet. We also saw a young bear at Bradley, so be prepared. This was one of my favorite hikes I’ve done and was just right for my middle school kids. Some parts are very busy and narrow, so please wear a mask when passing others.

Jennifer Cushing
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HikingGreat!

Beautiful not too difficult hike. Fairly busy trail with a nice mix of sun and shade. Beautiful views along Taggert lake and south down Jackson Hole. Didn’t have any bug issues that some other reviewers ran into.

Megan O'Brien
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Hiking

Really pretty hike, good exertion without being too challenging. Lots of people on the Taggart Lake part but virtually no one up to Bradley. Definitely bring water and some bug spray. Also recommend going left around the loop to Taggart and then up to Bradley, seems like you see better views that way.

Debra Lambers
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HikingGreat!

Started early to beat the heat and right off the get go - a beautiful water fall. This trail offered plenty of scenery, lakes and creeks from Teton run-off. Moderate elevation gain. The mirrored images of the Tetons on the lakes were epic.

Mark Sanchez
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Hiking

Fun hike

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AllTrails User
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Hiking

Great Hike

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Brian Thomas
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HikingGreat!
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Rachael Gonzalez
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Hiking

This was a fantastic hike. Just challenging enough with very relaxing ambling parts between, and super sweet swimming holes as a reward. The views are astounding. Heard tell of bears along the way but never saw myself, clapping around blind turns seemed to do the trick. Please be respectful & wear a mask / bandana when folks pass you, the trail is narrow and it’s the right thing to do during a massive pandemic.

Whitney D
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Hiking

Did this hike on 7/20, we started at about 8 AM and there was practically no one on the trail. This one didn’t wow me as much as other trails in the park. There was minimal view of Bradley Lake and Taggart was swarmed with bugs. Almost 80% of the hike is forest and I would consider this pretty easy if you are looking to fill your time

Kelly Brooks
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HikingBugs

Awesome Trail with great views of the lakes and the Tetons. We saw a Mama bear and one cub about halfway through the hike. The mama bear walked right across the trail not far from us and the baby bear was playing in the woods. They didn’t bother us but was really neat to see!!

Penny Hamrick
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HikingBugs

Nice trail but bring your bug spray and water!!Started around 4 pm with a gradual climb near the creek where the trail divides and we went toward Taggart and then on to Bradley Lake. The hike between the lakes is the most challenging as it is mostly uphill and switchbacks. Clouds were rolling in with storms on the day we went but beautiful views of the lakes.

Chantel Howard
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Stacy Corbin
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Beautiful hike, started about 8 and only saw a few people until we got to Taggert lake. We did see a mama and two Cubs about forty feet from the trail next to the lake. I highly recommend for wildlife viewing, beautiful views and swimming.

Alison Matthews
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HikingBugs

Started out about 1:30. Parking lot was full, but waited about 5 minutes and a spot opened up. We (family of 4, kids 13/15) did the loop counterclockwise, better views of the Tetons going that route. Lots of people going up to the cut off point to head to Taggart. But after that it was pretty quiet. The hike to Bradley was a nice steady incline, noted great for trail runners (saw a couple). Got to Taggart and once by shore found a rock and spent about 1+ hours in that spot (a bit buggy by the water), went swimming (to get away from the bugs), very refreshing! Heard the mama and her cubs were in the area from others. Walked the full loop back to the parking lot around 4:30 - very few people going that direction at that time.

Alysia Larsen
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The lakes were beautiful. Went up to Taggart Lake with a group, including a 89 year old lady. The trails to Bradley Lake are harder and had mosquitoes closer to the water (there is a trail that takes you down to Bradley Lake). We saw a grizzly bear fairly close to the trail, so bring bear spray. There’s stretches without shade, so bring sunscreen if you burn easily.

Faroe Robinson
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Hiking

Gorgeous views of the Tetons reflected in the lakes! Bradley Lake is definitely worth the extra hike up, so pretty and less people.

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Jennifer D
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Hiking

This is one of my favorite hikes near the Tetons. Easy hike for the kids, and perfect length to have them work up an appetite for lunch at one of the beautiful lakes.

Liza B
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I prefer loop hikes. This is 6 miles with a decent incline, over 800 feet. Very doable day hike. We hiked counter clockwise to Bradley. The trail was very obvious. Bradley part was not impressive because we were high up and looking down. The Taggart lake part was beautiful. We descended to the shore. Water was crystal clear. I’d say the hike is extremely moderate with lots of inclines. Not much wildlife. Very heavily trafficked. The views are breathtaking of the Grand Tetons. Worth the sweat and huffing and puffing.

becca mdphd
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HikingBugs

If you do the loop counterclockwise, go right to Bradley lake at the second fork (sign says taggart lake 0.5). We accidentally took the shortcut trail and missed a third of this trail, but saw both lakes and enjoyed the views nonetheless.

Janett Riebe
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HikingBugs

Beautiful and easy trail when you’re still acclimatizing to higher elevation. We saw a mama grizzly and cubs on the trail near Bradley Lake so keep your bear spray handy.

Chellsey Latham
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Hiking

Awesome fairly simple route

Jeff Sandman
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Got to the parking lot at 8:30 and there were 10 or so parking spots left. We went clockwise so the climb was early. Did the trail with 4 kids (9-16) and finished it in 4 hours. It is truly a magnificent hike - Taggart Lake is a must-see, and the views down to it on your way to and from Bradley are awesome. Much of the hike takes you along a river, some forest sections, some open meadows, all of it great. Some other hikers apparently saw some bears, but we didn't.

Frank Finan
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I loved this hike. My buddy and I were hiking it and we didn't even realize the time going by and we got to the end and were sad it was over. The hike takes about 2.5-3 Hrs depending on how much you stop. Views of the lake and from the lake are amazing. Get there early if it's peak season bc the parking lot gets crowded.

Kelly Matthews
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Hiking

Incredible half day hike. I would recommend the loop to Bradley then to Taggart. Enjoy the sites and smells of this gorgeous area!

Danny Adams
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Beautiful view at Taggart. Left at about 7 am so there was no one on the trail which was great. A bit buggy.

Elena V.
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Hiking

A bit of everything.: bridges over Creeks, lakes, View ofTetons. Go EARLY. Or crowded trail will ruin your hike.

Tracy Conley
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Hiking

Loved this hike. View of the Tetons for a lot of the trail—we went counter-clockwise and out to Bradley Lake first. We went July 3rd—was crowded by Taggart Lake but not much the rest of the hike. We used a lot of insect repellent so bugs were not an issue. Flowers still in bloom.

Matt Packowski
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Hiking

Reflections on taggart are epic

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