Two Ocean Lake, Grand Teton National Park Hiking

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Two Ocean Lake

On a hike around Two Ocean Lake in Grand Teton National Park, you will experience all the beauty of this natural area, including peaceful woodlands, wildflower-filled meadows and plentiful wildlife. Read More

  • Two Ocean Lake Trail is a 6.4-mile easy to moderate hike around the lake
  • The trailhead is an easy drive from Moran Entrance Station in Grand Teton National Park
  • Catch a glimpse of beaver, elk or moose on your hike
  • Enjoy watching the loons, swans and grebes on the water

Overview

Not far from the Moran entrance to Grand Teton National Park, you’ll find a beautiful forested environment where you can experience an exhilarating hike around a lovely lake carved by glaciers. This fairly easy hike allows you the pleasure of seeing the birds that come to Two Ocean Lake, like loons, swans and grebes. Wildlife is abundant, with beaver, coyotes, elk, moose and even bears inhabiting the woods. The hike only takes about three hours to completely encircle the lake, and is a wonderful experience for all ages.

Trailhead

From Moran Junction near the Moran Entrance Station to Grand Teton National Park, continue north on the park road to Pacific Creek Road. Turn north on this gravel road and after traveling two miles, turn left on Two Ocean Lake Road, which will take you to the parking lot for the trailhead.

Details

  • Distance – 6.4 miles
  • Average Time of Hike – 3 hours
  • Elevation Gain – 100 feet
  • Difficulty – Easy to moderate
  • Trail Type – Loop

Plan & Prepare

Make sure to always carry bear spray in the backcountry. This trail section in particular is in bear country.

Respect trail usage as this is also a popular horseback riding trail area.

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