Taggart Lake Loop via Bradley Lake Trail
This is a moderate loop trail to Taggart and Bradley Lakes, offering stunning views of the Grand Teton Peaks along the way. The trailhead for this region is highly popular, as it offers some easy trail access to stunning views of the Grand Tetons. You can expect the parking lot to be full, but parking is allowed along the street. Even with the overflow parking full, this route offers more off the beaten path hiking, and you can find some solitude along the way. The trail starts along the highly popular route to Taggart Lake, but after 1.1 miles you will take the right fork and start the climb to Bradley Lake. This portion of the trail will provide stunning views of the Grand Teton Peaks to the north, and Taggart Lake to the south. Once at Bradley Lake there are numerous lookouts along the trail to rest and enjoy the views. Heading back to Taggart Lake on the valley trail will offer you great views of the lake and a few nice spots to rest along the shore before you arrive at the more congested zone near the Taggart Lake out and back trail. Follow the valley trail over the bridge (looking to your left you may see a moose in the swamp waters of the lake) and continue on this 2.4 mile trail back to the parking lot. This section of the route is the least popular, and along the way you will find many spectacular views of the Greand Teton Peaks and the Jackson Hole Valley. Enjoy the solitude and peace of the wilderness as you make your way back to the trailhead. This route is long, and may not be suitable for young hikers but there is nothing difficult along the trail, so hikers with good stamina will find it rewarding.