"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."