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A Hike to Trapper Lake in Grand Teton National Park

Updated on June 15, 2012
view from Trapper Lake, Grand Teton National Park
view from Trapper Lake, Grand Teton National Park
wildflowers along trail to Trapper Lake, Grand Teton National Park
wildflowers along trail to Trapper Lake, Grand Teton National Park

A couple years ago, my husband and I took a three week trip and went on hikes in several national parks across the western part of the United States.Grand Teton National Park was our last stop. We were exhausted. We went to the ranger station and told the ranger we wanted a nice easy hike. He directed us to Trapper Lake. It was perfect!!

Trapper Lake

From the String Lake trailhead, Trapper Lake was only 4.5 miles and there was very little elevation change. We had a picture perfect view of the Tetons throughout the entire trail. We got to walk along String Lake and Leigh Lake before we finally reached Trapper Lake. The trail was pretty busy at first. People were swimming in String Lake. It didn't take long, however, before we were alone in one of the most beautiful places in the country.

Trapper Lake was the embodiment of a little picturesque mountain lake. With the Tetons as a backdrop, we spent hours just watching the sun set. Because the hike was so easy, we were able to enjoy the evening without aching muscles for once. There was a little stream that fed into Trapper Lake and we soaked our feet in the ice cold water.

Trapper Lake, Grand Teton National Park
Trapper Lake, Grand Teton National Park

Jackson Hole

After we hiked out the next morning and drove to Jackson Hole. Jackson Hole is a great little tourist town complete with afternoon staged gun fight and all. We stayed at a great little motel and spent the afternoon walking the streets and visiting little shops. It was the perfect end to a great trip that my husband and I will treasure for the rest of our lives!

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      brenda12lynette 

      6 years ago from Utah

      Have a great trip Gail!

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      Gail 

      6 years ago

      Oh. Can't wait to get there in two wks to walk trapped lake with a family that has never even been to gtnp

    • brenda12lynette profile imageAUTHOR

      brenda12lynette 

      6 years ago from Utah

      Thanks bankscottage! Jackson Hole is a great little tourist town. Hiking out and back from Trapper Lake and then heading there for the night and the next day would be a great little trip!

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      bankscottage 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Nice Hub and photos. My kind of hike. I would just head back and spend the night at that little motel. Jackson Hole sounds like an interesting place.

    • brenda12lynette profile imageAUTHOR

      brenda12lynette 

      6 years ago from Utah

      It's such a great hike! Thanks again billybuc!!

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Yep, been there, done that too. Great pics and hub!

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