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Leigh Lake Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.7 (17)

An easy trail providing amazing views of some lesser-known Teton peaks.


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2.9

Miles

4.6

KM

Point to Point

6,905' 2,105 m

High

6,882' 2,098 m

Low

50' 15 m

Up

38' 12 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

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

Description

Turn west off of Teton Park Road at North Jenny Lake Junction and continue roughly two miles to the Leigh Lake Trailhead (also known as the String Lake Picnic Area) passing the String Lake Trailhead on your left. The trail originates mid-way along the eastern shore of String Lake providing easy access to String, Leigh, Bear Paw and Trapper lakes. You may also cut off the String Lake Trail and venture into Paintbrush Canyon.

From this trail you'll experience amazing views of Rockchuck Peak (11,081') to the southwest, Mt. Woodring (11,518') to the west, and Thor Mountain (11,994'), Falling Ice Glacier, and Skillet Glacier to the northwest.

Contacts

Shared By:

Tom Robson with improvements by Tilman Giese

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 17 votes

#4

in West

#247

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#12

in Wyoming

#247

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Photos

String Lake Panorama - Explored
May 6, 2015 near Jackson, WY
Mount Moran across Leigh Lake
Nov 1, 2020 near Colter…, 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
String Lake outlet
Nov 1, 2020 near Colter…, WY
Bearpaw Lake Trail
Nov 1, 2020 near Colter…, WY

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Sep 11, 2020
Megan Eisenberger
Walked most of the trail and swam in the lake! 2.5mi
Jul 17, 2020
Abby Gross
Part of Paintbrush trail from this day but also did part of this the first day during the 17.5 mile hike
Jun 24, 2020
Claire Milligan
Sep 25, 2019
Robin Lober
Definitely venture out onto the island.
Sep 9, 2019
Emma Martinez
Very beautiful. Come early because parking fills quickly. — 1h 15m
Sep 3, 2019
Tilman Giese
Aug 4, 2019
Kimberly Tilly
Hiked half and turned around to do the signal lake trail
Jun 14, 2019
Anna Ortung
With the rec 6mi