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Two Ocean Lake Trail is a 6.1 mile loop trail located near Moran, Wyoming that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and bird watching.

Length 6.1 mi Elevation gain 462 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Bird watching

Forest

Lake

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No dogs

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Contact

This hike is in BEAR country. Make noise and bring pepper spray.

Grand Teton National Park P.O. Drawer 170 Moose, WY 83012-0170 Information (307) 739-3300 More information: http://www.nps.gov/grte/contacts.htm

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Recordings (58)
Completed (169)
Sunny Irvine
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HikingBugsMuddy

Tremendous amount of mosquitos at the trailhead. We started along the north side of the lake and turned back as we were with 4 small kids and weather was becoming an issue. The mile out we did was very nice and great for families. Didn’t see much wildlife but likely due to the time of day as we were there in early afternoon.

Janet Schroeder
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Hiking

Walk this one counterclockwise to get gorgeous views of the Tetons. First half is pretty open but the second half is heavily wooded. We met less than a dozen other hikers. Definitely take the one mile off-shoot to the lookout. This is a fairly difficult climb (then again I am 50 and from the Midwest where the highest elevation we hit is 1K) but the view is well worth it! Wear bug spray. We saw no wildlife that day other than a couple squirrels.

Matt Barker
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HikingBugs

North end is way better than the south end. Lots of birds on the lake. Bear sings on north end. Nice easy loop.

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Cieara Donati
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HikingBugsMuddyOver grown

Lots of mosquitoes and grizzlies! Beautiful hike for the first three miles or so, you’re in a large open field with wild flowers. The second half of the hike is heavily wooded and swarming with insects. Bring bug spray and bear spray!

Jude Boudreaux
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Hiking

We were underwhelmed by this trail and did a mile out and then back on the north side. Lots of mosquitos, and a substantial part of the hike was inland with peeks at the lake.

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Josie Boggs
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HikingBugs

I would recommend this trail to anyone, it is moderate and mostly flat! The only suggestion I would make is to pay close attention to signs because we got lost and ended up doubling our hike!

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Paul James
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Hiking

The northern route around the lake was much more scenic, and the detour up the hill to the grand point Overlook was a bit of a huff and puff but well worth it. On the return trip I think I would opt for coming back the northern route again back to the parking lot. The southern route was nice and there was a lot of water fowl but most of it was less scenic than the northside option.

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Alex Drena
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HikingBugs

Nice loop that isn't too strenous but there are plenty of bugs so bring spray. Great flora, but you would probably want to arrive early to see the fauna. There's a detour at the opposite end of the lake from the parking area that leads to grand view point. It adds a bit of elevation (700ft), but especially on clear days the view is great.

Sharon Bergman
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Hiking

This is a great hike if you are at the trailhead by 9AM. Start the hike on the South side because you will hAve better access to view the lake which is where the moose are. We saw 4 moose in the lake. We heard a wolf pack. 3 elk were concerned about the howling wolves and ran almost in front of us for their escape. But by 10:30 AM everything was quiet. Hiked Sept 17.

Des Craddock
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Hiking

Mixed feelings about this trail. My suggestion is to do the North side combined with the Grand View Point cut off. Fairly tough but far from difficult. Then head back the way you came on the north side. There is really nothing attractive about the South side walk other than perhaps continual shade on a hot day. No views just a long walk closed in walk with nothing to see. 4 stars for the out and back option.

Kristen O'Connell
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HikingBugsOver grown

If you’re looking for wildlife, this isn’t the trail. Trail not well maintained, lots of downed trees you have to either climb over or scramble around - not good for someone with mobility issues. That said, views were great and it’s a pleasant walk.

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Andrew Heimert
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Hiking

Trail on north side of Two Ocean Lake more enjoyable than south side. Better views of lake and more even path. A lot of fallen trees on south side requiring going off trail (August 2019).

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Becky Yoder
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Hiking

No lake access, but beautiful! I’ve never been in such gorgeous meadows!

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Charles Holmes
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Hiking

Always wear long pants. The trail is narrow. The north route is far superior due to lake views although it is .2 miles longer and covered with Mosquitos. The southern route is mostly dense forest and you need to keep an eye out for bears. It has no mosquitos but no views either. I would not recommend other unless you continue to the Great Viewpoint 2 miles (round trip) at the opposite side of the lake. Total distance including viewpoint about 8.5 miles.

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Bryce Owens
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Russ Owens
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Mike Ruth
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HikingBugs

Aside from the bugs, B-Eautiful!!! Encountered a grizzly bear ¾ down the north side - definitely got the adrenaline going. Was one of those hikes that had all senses on alert. Wonderful. Couldn’t get any closer to nature. And beautiful views of the Tetons to go with it. Definitely arrive early...was first at the trail at 7am and 5 cars here when I returned. Enjoy!

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Amanda Meekins
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HikingBugs

Great trail, mostly flat but LOTS of bugs! South side of the lake has some amazing views of the lake and the Teton range. Great afternoon hike!

Josh Wilborn
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Hiking

This is just a warning!!! The mosquitos will carry you away here today, July 2nd, 2019. We saw 200 feet of trail and it was awesome.

Jeremy Taylor
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Hiking

Great loop trail around the lake. Mostly flat with a few brief uphill moments. Plenty of wild flowers and streams. Be bear aware while hiking here, we did come across some bear droppings on the trail, which appeared recent.

Anna P
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HikingBugsMuddyOver grown

Great views of the Tetons and lake for the first third of the trail going the counterclockwise way with pretty meadows and large aspen groves. A few detours were made to go around muddy spots and the second part of the trail was pretty overgrown and mosquito ridden (bring bug spray). Very few people on the trail in the mid to late afternoon. One instance running into a grizzly walking on the path which was easily scared off with loud sounds. Definitely would recommend bringing bear spray, bells, and traveling in groups. The trail took us 3 hours to complete with one short rest break and the instance with the bear.

Audrey L.
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Hiking

Very pleasant. Evidence of bear- many bear tracks in about 2.5 mi into trail but didn’t see any.

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Nicholas Sack
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The road to the parking area was closed on 5-28 when we tried today. Try reaching it from the Grand View Point trail instead.

Shelby Canterbury
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very beautiful trail but would avoid hiking if there is any snow on the ground. trail was completely invisible by grandview point and struggled very hard to make it back towards the trail head.

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