Leigh Lake Trail

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

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Leigh Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It is within Grand Teton National Park. It is 4.0 miles long and begins at 6,880 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 447 feet. Near the trailhead there are parkings. The 12B, 12A (Group), and 12C camp sites, Beach and another beach, and the String Lake water can be seen along the trail.
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Leigh Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It is within Grand Teton National Park. It is 4.0 miles long and begins at 6,880 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 447 feet. Near the trailhead there are parkings. The 12B, 12A (Group), and 12C camp sites, Beach and another beach, and the String Lake water can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Bearpaw Lake Trail, String Lake Horse Trail, Leigh Lake Portage and Trapper Lake Trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Grand Teton National Park
Distance: 4.0
Elevation Gain: 447 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 6,880 feet
Top Elevation: 6,921 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Leigh Lake Trail
Parks: Grand Teton National Park
Elevation Min/Max: 6871/6921 ft
Elevation Start/End: 6880/6880 ft

Leigh Lake Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"A really flat, really scenic day hike or easy overnighter along the shoreline of two lakes"

"Although Leigh Lake is a great hike in July, August, and September, it can also be a good choice in June, even May in a low-snow year. The snow leaves this area much sooner than the high country. The scenery is unbeatable, with Mount Moran and Rockchuck Peak looming above Leigh Lake and narrow Paintbrush and Leigh Canyons slicing into the Teton Range above the west shore on each side of Mount Woodring, the high peak between Mount Moran and Rockchuck Peak. The trail is in terrific shape (often
double wide) all the way, and sandy beaches provide inviting rest spots along both String Lake and Leigh Lake.

Halfway along String Lake, a horse trail comes in from the right (east). From this point on, don’t be surprised to see a string of horses with park visitors getting their first horse-riding experience. At the end of String Lake, go right (north) at the junction, onto the Valley Trail. At this point you see a portage trail for people hauling their canoes up to Leigh Lake. The foot trail angles off to the right of the portage trail."

"This level hike meanders along the east shore of Leigh Lake to Bearpaw Lake, a tree-lined lake at the base of Mount Moran. The trail offers magnificent views of Mount Moran and the Cathedral Group—the three Teton peaks of Teewinot, Grand Teton, and Mount Owen. There are sandy beaches on the east side of Leigh Lake. This area is popular for canoeing, swimming, and hiking.

Hike in supportive, comfortable shoes and wear layered clothing. Be prepared for inclement or variable weather
caused by the high elevations. Avoid surprising bears by wearing a bear bell and hiking with a friend or group. (The Tetons have both black and grizzly bears.) Ranger stations, located throughout the park, have the latest information on weather, trail conditions, and bear activity."

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May 2018