Explore the most popular trail running trails near Moose with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Loved this hike! Views are incredible — you pass by Taggart Lake with amazing reflections of the mountains on the water, but you also get to see wide open plains, woods, the remnants of a fire, and lots of beautiful wildflowers. The trailhead says this is easy to moderate, and there are a few climbs along the trail that are definitely more moderate than easy. This hike gives you a little bit of everything and should definitely be on your list!

A great family hike with incredible views! Don’t let the mileage deter you - it’s an easy walk and very rewarding.

did this with string lake for a great morning hike last week - start early. part of trail was closed due to rockfall so did not see hidden falls but scenary made up for it! was a zoo by the time we left at 1pm but had time for a quick dip of the feet in the lake (great after 18km) before getting out of the chaos! long but very easy - nothing technical and no major climbs so just a really nice morning hike.

Easy to moderate great day hardly a cloud! The view at top is other worldly! Walking through the Lodgepole pines is outstanding! It is July and everything was in bloom. GPS said it is 8.3 miles but trail markers show 3 each way! The smell of the pine was most excellent!

Awesome hike!! We had only planned to do Cascade canyon, but when we reached the fork, we didn’t quite feel like that was a good location to turn back, so we decided to head towards the lake. About 0.5 miles after the fork, the trail opened up and the views of the Tetons were just unbelievable. It was one of the most incredible places I have ever seen. There were some campsites in the area, next time i would definitely stay overnight just to enjoy the view for longer. The lake was partly frozen, but we dipped our feet in. On the way out, we saw a grizzly mom and cup on the trail. There were enough people around to be safe. Regardless, I would highly recommend to bring bear spray.

We were disappointed to find that this trail is no longer dog friendly. We only made it about 0.3 tenths of a mile till it became Yellowstone National Park land.

This was a moderate hike with great views of he Grand Tetons. Great for a family or couple hiking. Multiple trail runners on this hike. Start early to avoid the heat.

9 days ago

It was a good little hike, pretty easy but the water felt awesome after a hot day! I don't get why people say the water is cold, they have never felt Maine ocean before! But to sum it up, expansive views of the Grand Teton and Middle Teton. Just be aware of wildlife on trail came pretty close to a moose that was territorial, this was an awesome day in the park. Grand Teton NP never disappoints!

Only go to do about 4 miles of the trail since the rest was closed off. Very easy with some good views of the mountains and lake.

Easy trail. Not very well marked at the end. Had to turn back. Still nice spot for lunch and beautiful views of the Tetons.

So beautiful! We took a couple of detours to see waterfalls. Lovely walk around the lake.

It was fun there was a bear at the creek but we scared him off

Did the trail on the 7th of July so it was pretty busy but still quite enjoyable. Our group did the entire loop in just under 5 hours including stops. We chose to get the climb done first so we headed clockwise around the lake from the Visitors Center. Wish I had bought swimwear to take a dip after we finished.

Take your swimmers for the brave! We loved it. Great, easy loop with refreshing dip at the lake in the middle. Not for the fair hearted. The dip that is, the walk is perfect for kids 9 and 7.

Excellent hike. Did this one in mid-June 2018. Great views throughout, particularly after the junction. Ran into a lot of snow about 1.5 miles from Lake Solitude, but doable with poles. The lake was mostly frozen over, but the views ...

Very easy trail with the beautiful views of the lake. We completed it for 1.5 hours, but stayed lots of times to take photos.

17 days ago

Taggart Lake Trail is a great combination of forest, field, streams and the lake. Great, beautiful vistas of Taggart Lake once you arrive at the lake front. Additionally, we had the pleasure of a Momma Moose and baby cross our trail. Spectacular hike!

17 days ago

Nice hike around Jenny lake. I started at the south visitor center and went towards string lake before wrapping around to hidden falls and inspiration point-which unfortunately was closed. The views were beautiful and I started the trail about 7 am, not too busy.

18 days ago

My wife and kids loved this hike. Its nice being close to the river and small waterfalls all the way up. Nice lake with some peaks in the background. Its also a very short and easy hike. I think you can find better views at Jenny Lake but Taggart is great.

19 days ago

A very easy hike with little to no elevation gain that offers some great views of the mountains framed with Leigh Lake in the foreground.

I suggest starting early -- we got to the parking lot at 9am and were able to park right at the trailhead, and encountered very few people on the trail out. Coming back there were significantly more folks on the trail at all times, and the parking lot was at capacity with people circling for spots @1pm.

There are also extensive portions of the trail that go through the forest which is absolutely filled with mosquitoes. Make sure to DEET up; I also sprayed my clothing with permethrin which worked great.

Started this hike from the Jenny lake visitors center and headed north around the lake taking in some beautiful mountain views. The trail is well marked and easy as far as difficulty levels are considered. Instead of walking the whole loop I wanted to explore a little elevation and took into the Cascade Canyon trail for a few miles just shy of the junction. Due to a late start on this adventure I had to turn back in order to make the last boat ride of the day (7 pm) back to the visitors center. Saw a fox on the trail later in the evening which was a great surprise and treat. This one is recommended for all levels unless you tack on one of the adjoining trails along the way which can include some elevation and distance so plan accordingly.

20 days ago

Did this hike on Saturday, and we loved it! You get the perfect combination of a lake trail plus beautiful vistas.

24 days ago

it was great. Saw lots of little little animals, checked out the Cascade. portions of the trail are closed for renovations but there's ways around.
easy trail but long, definitely recommend.

25 days ago

We did this hike starting midday and it was great. A little busy but we got a parking spot. The oath cleared as we got higher and farther from the lot. We went up to see both taggart and Bradley lake. It was absolutely beautiful the whole time. I highly recommend it. It was a good workout but also not too steep at any time. Loved it.

Agree with previous review; photos cannot do this trail justice. At the early part of the trail there was a little traffic largely Dads and their young sons with backpacks returning from their overnight camping trip. Route scaled Leigh Lake almost all the way with beautiful miniature beaches to be enjoyed along the way. Also some National Park small camping sites. So definitely a trail to bring a lunch and maybe swim gear to linger a while and enjoy. Beautiful meadow VIsta shortly before Bearpaw Lake completely surrounded by the Tetons. We saw no wildlife although due to the breeze rustling through the trees there was a continuous sense of anticipation. Some lovely flowers and beautifully colored butterfly’s. On the return leg we extended the trail up Painbrush Canyon & the views are certainty true to title. Amazingly! We decentded around String Lake and returned to the trailhead via String Lake parking. All in all 16.2 km

Lovely trail which we started at Jenny Lake North Junction to avoid the reputed heavy traffic at the South Junction. We walked via String lake , then onto Hidden Falls(beautiful but trail very busy at this point with traffic from shuttle ). Shortly after this we veered off & do the Moose pond loop trail, where we thought we saw a bear in the distance somewhat further up the Tetons. Eventually rejoined the main trail just short of the shuttle terminal. We continued past the maddening crowds here and they eventually thinned out when we had a very pleasant flat walk back to String Lake. Lots of rapids on the river, incredible beauty of Jenny Lake with Teton reflection. Saw some Squirrel, Water Hens but no Moose.

28 days ago


Overall great hike but to many people. It’s the most popular trail in GTNP so it’s expected and worth the views of Hidden Falls. Make sure you stop in on Moses Ponds Trail! We were able to watch a bull moose feed from the pond up close but keep your distance.

1 month ago

Nice trail. The views were alright. Mostly incline. some people on the trail stated it was more difficult than they expected it would be. I thought it was easy. Maybe difficult for people who are new hikers. There were 2 mooses on the trail and a falling rock which almost hit us if we didnt hear the crashing sound. However i recommend this.

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1 month ago

trail ran it and accidentally missed a turn and had to loop String Lake, which made the whole trip about 11 miles. pretty sweet trail with some awesome land and water features. "easy" is probably accurate--anyone in normal health could manage the inclines, which are not always completely accessible, but definitely not beyond what you'd expect and hope for. no bears seen, but did see moose and her child. only issue I had was black-topped parts near parking lots, not because it compromised authenticity, as one might argue, but because I was trail running and hitting black top wasn't cool. would definitely do again.

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