Two Ocean Lake Trail

HARD 32 reviews
#40 of 85 trails in

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

DISTANCE
6.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
462 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

forest

lake

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

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

13 days ago

We went at 8 am and were the only ones there to start. Maybe 10 cars by the time we finished. Very beautiful! I would say easy for sure. The trail was tight due to overgrown foliage but not rocky We saw a huge bull moose about 2 miles in if you walked counter clockwise.

2 months ago

This trail was a great way to explore the park. The trailhead is off a dirt road making the trail less visited then others. Since we were starting in the early afternoon, we started on the north side to be able to return on the south side in the shade. Though we did not see any active wildlife (besides geese and swans) we did see numerous tracks for elk, moose, deer, bear, mountain lion, wolves, and coyote. If you can handle the hike to the top, the spur to Grand Viewpoint is well worth the effort. However it is 1.3 miles of incline, the first part which appears to be straight up, so may not be for everyone. With the trip to Grand Viewpoint, our total hike was 8.8 miles and my husband, who is not a regular hiker, was struggling for the last mile.

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11 months ago

An easy, mostly flat hike around the lake. It's beautiful and perfect when you want a mellow, but longer walk.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Excellent for a trail run, soft forest floor, a few ups but mostly flattish... no bugs for us but it was 63 degrees. Also- it is 7 miles acc to all my devices.

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Monday, August 07, 2017

Excellent anti clockwise loop. Wild flowers still stunning. Flat for most of the trip.

Monday, July 17, 2017

The meadows full of wildflowers were beautiful. There is a small off shoot trail that is about two miles out and back to a look out. It's steep in spots but definitely doable. If you don't go to the lookout this is a fairly flat trail but even with it I wouldn't rate this trail as hard. Moderate at best.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Took this trail on July 11, and the wildflowers were spectacular. Don't think I'd take it any other time of the year. Wear long pants cause the trail's overgrown in places. Also, take plenty of bug spray!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

My rating is biased based on the fact we were attached by a MASSIVE swarm of mosquitos towards the end. Seriously- no amount of bug spray could have saved us. We ended up running the last mile and a half in fear for our lives.
Otherwise lovely trail with unique view of Tetons :)

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

This is one of my favorite trails, easy, and with beautiful scenery. Great views of the lake. The day we hiked we got to see a large moose and his lady friend.

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

This hike was very nice! We hiked and birded. Would have been nice to be closer to the lake, but overall it was good.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

We completed the loop and the Grand View Point spur. The trip up to Grand View gains about 800 or 1,000 feet in 1.1 miles. The trip around the lake is very moderate at best, however we were besieged by biting flies almost the entire route. They seemed to laugh off the bug spray. This is an enjoyable change of pace trail. Go early or late in afternoon for wildlife.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

This is one of my favorite hikes in GTNP. Most Teton hikes involve hiking up the canyons between the Tetons and looking back out over the valley; this hike in the valley gives you spectacular views of the Tetons themselves. Other pros: it is relatively flat, relatively uncrowded, and a good place to look for wildlife. The loop around the lake is 6.6 miles. You have the option, about halfway around to take a spur and climb to Grand View Point -- the views are well worth the effort (add 2 miles round trip). I recommend starting at Two Ocean Lake Trailhead and walking counterclockwise (north side of the lake first).

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Nice easy hike, lots of wild flowers, saw deer, two moose, and a griz. Amazing views only ran into three other groups but the trail head was full when we returned. Go early.

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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

The trail circumnavigates the lake. On this day was unable to hike as a loop because the south side of the lake section of trail was closed due to bear activity. Hiked the north side trail to grand view point and then back out the same way.

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Wednesday, August 02, 2017

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