Two Ocean Lake Trail

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

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Two Ocean Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It is within Grand Teton National Park. It is 3.5 miles long and begins at 6,936 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 814 feet. Near the trailhead there are parking, restrooms, and a picnic site.
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Two Ocean Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It is within Grand Teton National Park. It is 3.5 miles long and begins at 6,936 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 814 feet. Near the trailhead there are parking, restrooms, and a picnic site. This trail connects with the following: Emma Matilda Lake Trail and Grand View Point Trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Grand Teton National Park
Distance: 3.5
Elevation Gain: 814 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 6,936 feet
Top Elevation: 6,968 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Two Ocean Lake Trail
Parks: Grand Teton National Park
Elevation Min/Max: 6900/6968 ft
Elevation Start/End: 6936/6936 ft
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Located 6 miles north of Moran Junction, in the northeastern corner of Grand Teton National Park. A flat and scenic day hike in an out-of-the-way corner of Grand Teton National Park.

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Day Hikes in Grand Teton National Park

Day Hikes in Grand Teton National Park

Two Ocean Lake and Emma Matilda Lake are two long, narrow lakes to the east of Jackson Lake. The forest-lined lakes sit in glacier-carved depressions. Snow melt filled the depressions, forming the lakes as the glacier retreated. This quiet, secluded hike around Two Ocean Lake traverses the rolling terrain through meadows lined with aspen groves and old-growth spruce, fir, and pines.

Along the north shore are views of Jackson Lake and the Teton Range. At the west end of the lake is an alternative route to Grand View Point, which includes magnificent views of Two Ocean Lake, Jackson Lake, and the Grand Tetons. (Grand View Point may also be accessed via Hike 40.) Bears frequent the area, so use caution.

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Hiking Grand Teton National Park

Hiking Grand Teton National Park

A medium-length hike around a large lake in a lesser-known section of the park. From the trailhead, it’s 0.5 mile to the junction with the loop trail around the lake. This junction is in a big meadow and was not signed when I was there. Several
unofficial trails make it more confusing, so be alert to get on the correct trail. If you’re following this trail description, go right (northwest) at this junction.

Don’t go extreme right and get on an unofficial trail, which takes you back to Pacific Creek Road. After the junction, you face a small climb to get to the ridge above the lake. At
2.2 miles, turn left at the cutoff trail to Two Ocean Lake.
Most of the north-shore trail goes through sagebrush meadows, aspen stands,and a mixed-conifer forest, often offering up a nice view of the lake.

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Best Easy Day Hikes Jackson Hole

Best Easy Day Hikes Jackson Hole

Early season, bright wildflowers dominate the hillsides around Two Ocean Lake, but this lake in the northern part of Grand Teton National Park is at its best in the fall, when aspen stands along its shore glowing yellow and orange.

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Top Trails Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks

Top Trails Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks

This nearly level loop hike around a mountain lake is a perfect early- or late-season altitude acclimatization route. It also offers a nice escape from the crowds that flock to trails on the park’s popular western side. Arrive early or stay late for the best chance at spotting deer, elk, or moose. Whenever you turn up, definitely allow time to ascend Grand View Point for some amazing views.

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Recent Trail Reviews

6/27/2009
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Great hike and the wildflowers were beautiful. The hike was prettier than the lake. This was an average mountain lake, but the hike was had great views and meadows. This hike is moderate and keeps your heart pumping as you gain elevation at that altitude. One cool thing... We have hiked hundreds of miles in the backcountry and today we saw a mountain lion... we were very happy. It moved too fast to get a picture because it was staying front of hikers with dogs coming the opposite direction. It was very cool.



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