Taggart Lake Trail

Day 3
July 13, 2017
Distance: 4.15 mi (6.7 km)
Elevation Gain: 368 ft (112 m)
Highest Point: 6971 ft (2125 m)

In the second half of the day, we took a 4-ish mile hike to Taggart Lake via the Beaver Creek loop.

Taggart Lake Trail near the beginning of the trailhead on the path toward Beaver Creek. Photo by Paepin. July 13, 2017.

The trailhead is about 3.7 km north of the Moose Entrance Station and took us through gorgeous views of Grand Teton. We chose to take the Beaver Creek route (to the left), which was a short, but mildly demanding uphill hike with plenty of switchbacks.

Beaver Creek Trail. Photo by Paepin. July 13, 2017.

Mushrooms on the Taggart Lake Trail. Photo by Paepin. July 13, 2017.

After we reached what seemed to be the highest point on the trail, we started downhill and eventually came up on Taggart Lake.

Paepin and Madelyn at Taggart Lake. Photo by park visitor, Elizabeth. July 13, 2017.

A short bridge crosses Taggart Creek, which was a great place to stop, drink some water, and rinse off.

Taggart Creek Bridge. Photo by Paepin. July 13, 2017.

From there, we took a rocky downhill path back toward the parking lot.

Second half of the Taggart Lake Trail, close to the trailhead. Photo by Paepin. July 13, 2017.

Total path: 4.1mi

Hiking path, 4.1 miles.

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