Taggart Lake Loop
The Taggart Lake Loop is a popular circuit in Grand Teton National Park. This trail is used for trail running and day hiking in the summer and snowshoeing in the winter. The Taggart Lake Loop is easy and family-friendly.
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Route Description for Taggart Lake Loop
The Taggart Lake Loop is a gorgeous hike in Grand Teton National Park. This trail is very popular and does get busy, especially in the summer months. If you are visiting Grand Teton National Park in the summer, we suggest heading out on this trail early in the morning or saving it for an evening stroll to avoid the crowds.
The Taggart Lake Loop truly is a lovely hiking trail, especially in the summertime when the area is aburst with fragrant wildflowers. This trail transforms into a wonderful snowshoeing route in the wintertime with magical views of the Teton range capped in freshly fallen snow.
To hike the Taggart Lake Loop, begin at the Bradley-Taggart Trailhead and follow the trail northwest for a third of a mile to a divide. At this divide, take the path on your right to circle around the Taggart Lake Loop counterclockwise. Stay left at the subsequent divides to make your way out to Taggart Lake and back to the Trailhead.
For a bit of a longer adventure, check out the Taggart Lake and Bradley Lake Loop.
Taggart Lake is a small, glacial lake in Avalanche Canyon. This lake is named after William Rush Taggart, an assistant surveyor on the Hayden Geological Survey of 1872. The aim of this survey was to record the geology and topography of the area in and around what is now Yellowstone National Park.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the Taggart Lake Loop?
The Taggart Lake Loop is 6.1 km long.
Can you swim in Taggart Lake?
Swimming is permitted in Taggart Lake but not recommended for extended periods of time as the water is very cold. If you plan on swimming, make sure you bring a warm layer to cozy up in afterwards.
Insider Hints for Taggart Lake Loop
- Keep an eye out for wildlife including moose along the trail.
- Don’t forget the camera, this trail is gorgeous!
Getting to the Taggart Lake Loop Trailhead
This hike begins at the Bradley-Taggart Trailhead on Teton Park Road.
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