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

This is a beautiful trail with great views along the way of the mountains, meadows covered in wildflowers, and the lake views most of the way. It’s not full of solitude unless you go early, but we still had some quiet sections. We also went up the Paintbrush Divide trail up to the lower camping zone and passed some lovely rapids enroute. It gets you a bit more elevation so if you want to keep it easier just stay on the String Lake loop. A really nice day hike!

Quite an easy walk with a great view of the mountains, stream, lake and forest. Has a good mix of shade and open areas, has mosquitoes and can be crowded.

hiking
1 month ago

Excellent trail with incredible views! Not strenuous and well worth it. We were treated this afternoon to a bear killing a baby deer or elk right on the trail. It was amazing to witness in person, a little scary, but definitely incredible to witness.

saw 2 grizzly bear the paint brush canyon intersection.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice easy hike. We used this as a starter hike to make sure we were okay in the altitude. The lakes are very peaceful, and once you get off the paved portion of the trail, the crowds thin out.

The views!

Easy hike with kids and great scenery everywhere. Loved this spot.

hiking
10 months ago

This is really a beautiful hike if the sun is setting. We saw a frog while walking and were immersed in trees. Dirt path for most of it while on the island.

hiking
10 months ago

Decent walk for beginners by the Lakeshore.

hiking
11 months ago

Gorgeous! We were tired from paddling in the morning but I'm so glad we did this. It only took 1.5 hours with several stops for swimming and resting. Amazing Teton Views! No bears for us today.

Easy walk. We had a grizzly cross in front of our path this afternoon!!

Trail doesn't lead to anything view or interest. Just a walk in the woods.

Family hiked this trail with the ranger led group which starts at 1:00 pm. The hike was 3 miles long and lasted 3 hours - not sure why AllTrails says it's 8 miles even the trail map matches. It was very nice and easy. We saw a pair of trumpeter swans and a beaver den. A great view of the mountains across the lake.

hiking
11 months ago

A bear crossed in front of us on the path so we didn't finish the loop completely but what we did see was beautiful!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Gorgeous views but much of the tail is underwater and it's a bit confusing if you want to walk the perimeter. Would recommend going to the hidden falls or just wandering around

hiking
Monday, June 12, 2017

fantastic views of the valley and lakes. our 5 year old was able to hike the whole thing.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Pretty scenery with an easy trail

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Just wow!!!!!!

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Great views. Flat trail without elevation.

on String Lake Trail

backpacking
Friday, June 02, 2017

Great easy trail. Gives plenty of reflections of the Tetons. Still a few snow banks on the trail but still worth the walk.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Easy hike with nice views but the second loop is really poorly maintained.

hiking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Very easy hike with nice views

hiking
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Lake and mountain views. Stop at the pic nic area for a lakeside picnic.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Pleasant

road biking
Monday, August 22, 2016

There is nothing like road biking in the Tetons! Great bike trail through beautiful country!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Only did the East side of the lakes (So we made it an out & back), pretty views of the mountains, but the mosquitoes ate us alive, & since we got a late start we decided to turn back

birding
Friday, July 29, 2016

Great trail, nice views, lots of birds to see

hiking
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Great views of String lake & Teton Mountain range. Kids enjoyed wading in the stream between Leigh lake & String lake.

hiking
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Excellent trails for all ages and abilities. You can do as much of the loop as you are comfortable with. The mountain side of the loop has some moderate elevation gain but is a beautiful walk. Bring bear spray as a precaution.

hiking
Sunday, June 19, 2016

Beautiful moderate hike around String Lake. Great views of the Cathedral Group of the Teton Mountain range.

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