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by Bill Hunger (Falcon Guides)
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.
Day Hikes in Grand Teton National Park
by Robert Stone (Day Hike Books)
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.
Hiking Grand Teton National Park
by Bill Schneider (Falcon Guides)
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. Severalunofficial 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. At2.2 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.
Best Easy Day Hikes Jackson Hole
by Dina Mishev (Falcon Guides)
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.
Top Trails Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks
by Andrew Dean Nystrom (Wilderness Press)
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.
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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