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Leigh Lake Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.7 (19)

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°)

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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 19 votes

#4

in West

#256

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#4

in West

#13

in Wyoming

#256

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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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Very nice hike
Sep 1, 2021
Tracie Drew
Aug 16, 2021
Marc Daniel
With Mila — 4h 30m
Jun 23, 2021
Libby Pearson