Among the many popular Grand Teton National Park hikes is the Taggart Lake Trail. This short and easy day hike is one of the top things to do in Grand Teton National Park, and many park visitors throughout the years have thoroughly enjoyed their time on this wonderful hiking trail.
The Taggart Lake Trail Head is located about 3 miles north of the South Entrance to Grand Teton National Park along the Teton Park Road. The hike is only 1.6 miles to Taggart Lake, and the elevation gain is only 277 vertical feet. Therefore, most visitors who are in reasonably good physical condition should not have any difficulty hiking to Taggart Lake and back.
One of the best features of the hike to Taggart Lake is the view of the majestic Teton Mountain Range. The trail is located on the east side of the these mountains, and not actually “in” the mountains. This allows hikers to get an incredible panoramic view of the mighty Teton Mountain Range directly in front of them. This hike in fact may be one of the best “close-up” views of the Tetons anywhere in the park.
Taggart Lake in Grand Teton National Park is a beautiful lake that has the towering Tetons directly behind it. This really makes for a great setting as you enjoy your lunch on the shore of the lake.
Taggart Lake Trail Hikers then have a choice of returning to the trail head or hiking just another half mile or so to Bradley Lake. If you’ve got time, Bradley Lake is also quite beautiful and worth seeing. You can then take another trail back that eventually connects with the original trail you took to see Taggart Lake in a loop-like fashion, so you will get to see different scenery along the way on your return hike.
So while your vacationing in Grand Teton National Park, and you’d like to take a short, easy hike with an incredible view of the incredible Teton Mountain Range, the Taggart Lake Trail is a great choice.