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greenBlue Bradley - Taggart

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6.2 mile 9.9 kilometer loop
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 656' 200 m
Descent: -660' -201 m
High: 7,126' 2,172 m
Low: 6,629' 2,021 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

A loop hike visiting two lakes dammed by glacial moraines.

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

Family Friendly This is a great day outing for the family. Kids will love dipping their feet in the cold, clear water.

Overview

This journey takes hikers through deeply forested areas with fleeting views of the Teton Range peaks. The trail winds its way through aspen groves, mountain streams, and fields filled with wildflowers.

Description

From the Taggart Lake trailhead, you'll head west, then immediately north on the Taggart Lake Trail. Follow this wide-open singletrack as it winds its way north, eventually turning west to climb to the lakes.

After diverting from Taggart Creek and heading north again, turn right onto the Bradley Lake Connector and follow it to the shores of Bradley Lake as it winds over a small ridge. From Bradley Lake, turn left onto Bradley Lake Trail and circle back down the aforementioned ridge to the northern shore of Taggart Lake. Both lakes afford awesome views of the surrounding peaks, specifically Nez Perce Peak (11,900'), South Teton (12,513'), and Grand Teton (13,775').

Follow the eastern shore of Taggart Lake on Bradley Lake Trail and stay right at an intersection with Taggart Lake Trail at Taggart Lake's southern extent. This section of the Taggart Lake Trail rises easily, then falls somewhat steeply as it bends to the east. Be sure to stay left at an intersection with the Valley Trail here. The trail then contours easily back to the Taggart trailhead.

This hike is especially colorful during the fall months due to the large number of aspens, but it's good anytime of year!

Flora & Fauna

Willows growing along Beaver Creek provide food for moose. Elk graze on lush grasses and deer browse on shrubs while black bears sometimes frequent the area.

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Jul 7, 2019
Andrea Meyer
Jul 5, 2019
Shuchi Ojha
2h 15m
Jun 14, 2019
Kat L
Beautiful alpine lakes and trails lined with wildflowers. We swam in Bradley Lake, cold but worth it!
Jun 11, 2019
Qingpeng Zhang
Jun 9, 2019
Marco dJ
Jun 6, 2019
Martin Rie
15h 30m
Jun 6, 2019
Allison K
back way we came, 5.2mi
Jun 5, 2019
Luke Blackmon
6mi — 15h 30m

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  4.7 from 22 votes

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