- Hike to Bradley and Taggart Lakes for an easy trek in the Tetons
- This 5.3-mile loop offers spectacular views of the mountains
- Get some glimpses of the wildlife that make this area their home
- Best to visit July through September
- Trailhead is north of Moose in Grand Teton National Park
This easy hike to Bradley & Taggart Lakes is perfect for the whole family, with beautiful views, a variety of wildlife and high alpine air. The trailhead is well accessible, and this is probably one of the most popular day hikes in Grand Teton National Park. The elevation of Bradley Lake is 7,022 feet and Taggart Lake sits at an elevation of 6,902 feet.
The lack of thick forest here allows you wonderful views unblocked by lots of foliage. When you begin to climb a bit, you will cross a bridge over Taggart Creek and pass a ranch where horses are corralled. You’ll also pass through an area burned in a 1985 fire, and can see how the new growth is thriving. Hikers enjoy all the pleasures of Mother Nature on this Teton hike.
To reach the trailhead, drive north of Moose on the Inner Park Road. After about three miles, you’ll see the Taggart Lake Trailhead sign and you’ll turn into a large parking lot. The trail starts in the northwest corner of the parking lot.
- Distance – 5.3 miles
- Average Time of Hike – 2.5 hours
- Elevation Gain – 120 feet
- Difficulty – Easy
- Trail Type – Loop
Plan & Prepare
Plan your trip to come at the best season for hiking in the Tetons. You’ll enjoy the hike best from July through September, when temperatures are pleasant.