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Leigh Lake Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.8 (13)

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


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Map Key

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°)

Dogs Unknown

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.

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Tom Robson

Trail Ratings

  4.8 from 13 votes

#4

in West

#251

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  4.8 from 13 votes
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#4

in West

#11

in Wyoming

#251

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String Lake Panorama - Explored
May 6, 2015 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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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
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
Sep 23, 2018
Lexie Neffinger
2.9mi
Aug 11, 2018
Kendra Ekelund
Aug 9, 2018
Joseph Alexander