Hiking The String Lake Loop Trail In Grand Teton National Park
The String Lake Loop is a popular hiking trail in Grand Teton National Park.
The trail takes you around the scenic String Lake providing ample opportunities for photography of the stunning lake and of the Teton Range. Views of Mount St. John, Rockchuck Peak, and the Jackson Hole Valley await hikers during their journey.
The String Lake Loop is considered a relatively easy trail, making it suitable for a wide range of hikers, including families. The loop is approximately 3.7 miles with around 300 feet of elevation gain.
If you would like a longer adventure consider adding the Bearpaw and Trapper Lake Trail to this hike. It’s an easy, beautiful addition to this already amazing hike.
Hikers can park at the String and Leigh Lakes Trailhead for access to String Lake which is located near North Jenny Lake Junction.
This area is popular for picnicking and water sports such as swimming and kayaking. Parking lots get full often so come early in the morning or later in the afternoon to have a better chance at grabbing a spot.
The trail is typically accessible in the summer and early fall. Trail conditions can vary, so it’s advisable to check with the park service for current conditions.
Grand Teton National Park is known for its diverse wildlife. While on the trail, you may encounter various bird species, small mammals, and perhaps larger wildlife like moose, elk, or bear.
We got to watch a family of sandhill cranes which was the first time we ever encountered them in the wild so that was an amazing moment.
Grand Teton National Park is bear country. Be sure to carry bear spray, make noise while hiking, and be aware of proper bear safety practices. A bear was seen near the parking lots during our hike.
I know I seem to say this a lot with the hikes in Grand Teton National Park, but we loved this hike during our visit. The footbridge near the parking lot quickly became our favorite spot in the park. The mountains in the background and the water flowing by were just breathtaking.
The String Lake Loop Trail is a must during your visit. If you’re not into hiking there are plenty of spots near the parking lots to enjoy a picnic or swim with the family or launch your kayak. The views are amazing from these spots as well.