Emma Matilda Lake
ElevationAscent: 714' 217 m
Descent: -708' -216 m
High: 7,300' 2,225 m
Low: 6,815' 2,077 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)
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“A rolling hike providing great views of the mountains and a high probability of wildlife sightings.”— Tom Robson
Family Friendly This hike is a little harder than Two Ocean Lake, but if your kids are up for a challenge, they'll love the solitude and possibility for wildlife sightings.
The northern shore of Emma Matilda Lake winds uphill for a half-mile from the parking area to a large meadow favored by mule deer. The trail continues along the north shore of the lake through a dense pine forest sitting 400 ft. above water level before dropping down to an overlook where you'll enjoy awe inspiring views of the Tetons, Jackson Lake, and Christian Pond. The trail along the southern shore travels through another densely populated forest filled with spruce and fir trees.
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Land Manager: National Park Service - Grand Teton National Park