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String Lake Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.2 (25)

Circumnavigate String Lake on this mellow, but very crowded trail.


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Map Key

3.5

Miles

5.7

KM

Point to Point

7,109' 2,167 m

High

6,873' 2,095 m

Low

243' 74 m

Up

253' 77 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly The views along this trail are amazing. Get the whole family up close and personal with the Grand Teton giants.

Description

Turn west off the Teton Park Road at North Jenny Lake Junction and continue roughly 1.5 miles to the String Lake Trailhead.

The trail originates at the south end of String Lake and heads north along the eastern lakeshore. This portion of trail is flat and meandering. As you round the northern end of the lake, you'll pass a junction with Leigh Lake Trail and Paintbrush Canyon shortly thereafter. Simultaneously, the trail begins climbing moderately up the hillside above the lake. It then contours and descends to a terminating junction with Jenny Lake.

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Tom Robson

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 25 votes

#5

in West

#284

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  4.2 from 25 votes
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Trail Rankings

#5

in West

#13

in Wyoming

#284

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Photos

The mighty Cathedral Group! with permission from Richard Ryer
Jan 8, 2015 near Jackson, WY
String Lake - One of the best spots in Grand Teton NP.
Sep 6, 2016 near Alta, WY
The Tetons from String Lake
Jan 8, 2015 near Jackson, WY
Teewinot Mountain, Mount Owen, and Storm Point across the String Lake outlet
Sep 7, 2020 near Colter…, WY
String Lake with Mount Moran reflection.
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Image by the National Park Service (NPS).
Dec 23, 2014 near Jackson, WY
String Lake bridge showing a burn area in Fall.
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Image by the National Park Service (NPS).
Dec 23, 2014 near Jackson, WY

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Jul 26, 2021
Connie Esslinger
Jul 9, 2021
Chris Siemens
Jun 4, 2021
Katie Fink
2.8mi — 0h 57m
May 18, 2021
Bree Couture
Saw a black bear right as we entered the trailhead, heard rumors of a grizzly on our trail but never saw it!
Aug 10, 2020
Sarah Smith
3.8mi
Jul 17, 2020
Abby Gross
Jun 24, 2020
Claire Milligan
Jun 20, 2020
Linda Wooten
Kayaking and walking. Great views.