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Bradley - Taggart

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Trail

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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Oct 14, 2019
Kzpt Zobel
Beautiful afternoon. We had snacks, photo time, saw 372 chipmunks and squirrels, 2 deer, no moose or bears sadly. Great for all ages!
Sep 19, 2019
Ray Wise
Sep 16, 2019
B W
Sep 9, 2019
Thomas Bogle
Sep 7, 2019
Madison Overbey
6.2mi — 2h 30m
Sep 1, 2019
Jesse Krank
Aug 26, 2019
Vicki K
Aug 12, 2019
Amanda Norton
a little more uphill than you'd expect based on the 600 ft notation. great views of Tetons. view of Bradley very obscured and trail doesn't bring y… 5.9mi

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  4.7 from 28 votes

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Photos

Taggart Lake, from the Taggart Lake Trail.
Jun 13, 2017 near Jackson, WY
Utah honeysuckle
Jan 10, 2015 near Jackson, WY
Grand Teton National Park on the Taggart Lake Trail - winter 2015-16.
Aug 7, 2016 near Jackson, WY

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