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Beaver Creek and Taggart Lake Loop Hike

Grand Teton National Park

Targhee/Teton Area, Wyoming

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Beaver Creek and Taggart Lake Loop Hike

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  • Taggart Lake Trailhead.- Beaver Creek and Taggart Lake Loop Hike
  • Fine meadows along Beaver Creek.- Beaver Creek and Taggart Lake Loop Hike
  • Beaver Creek Trail.- Beaver Creek and Taggart Lake Loop Hike
  • The Tetons come into view as the trail climbs.- Beaver Creek and Taggart Lake Loop Hike
  • Fall color along the Beaver Creek Trail is magnificent.- Beaver Creek and Taggart Lake Loop Hike
  • Beaver Creek Trail.- Beaver Creek and Taggart Lake Loop Hike
  • Beaver Creek Trail.- Beaver Creek and Taggart Lake Loop Hike
  • The fall color is not only in the trees.- Beaver Creek and Taggart Lake Loop Hike
  • Fall foliage on the Beaver Creek Trail.- Beaver Creek and Taggart Lake Loop Hike
  • Taggart Lake.- Beaver Creek and Taggart Lake Loop Hike
  • Taggart Lake.- Beaver Creek and Taggart Lake Loop Hike
  • South Teton and Grand Teton from Taggart Lake.- Beaver Creek and Taggart Lake Loop Hike
  • Fall at Taggart Lake.- Beaver Creek and Taggart Lake Loop Hike
  • Fall on the Taggart Lake Trail.- Beaver Creek and Taggart Lake Loop Hike
  • Taggart Lake Trail.- Beaver Creek and Taggart Lake Loop Hike
  • The heart of the Teton Range from Taggart Lake Trail.- Beaver Creek and Taggart Lake Loop Hike
  • Taggart Lake Trail.- Beaver Creek and Taggart Lake Loop Hike
  • The Tetons in fall.- Beaver Creek and Taggart Lake Loop Hike
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Pros: 
Less traveled than the Bradley Lake Trail. Gorgeous views.
Cons: 
None.
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Region:
Targhee/Teton Area, WY
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
No
Net Elevation Gain: 
400.00 ft (121.92 m)
Parking Pass: 
National Park Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
3.80 mi (6.12 km)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
6,614.00 ft (2,015.95 m)
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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The Taggart Lake Trailhead in Grand Teton National Park is very popular for the hikes to Taggart and Bradley Lakes. Most people take the Bradley Lake Trail up to Taggart Lake, but the Beaver Creek Trail is an alternate route that is just a half-mile longer, less traveled, and just as scenic.

From the trailhead it is just a few hundred yards to the junction of the Bradley Lake and Beaver Creek trails. Stay left to follow Beaver Creek, past wide meadows, where the year-round creek makes for great moose habitat. After a mile the trail starts climbing up to the Taggart Lake bench, offering great views back down the valley and eventually a glimpse of the Tetons ahead. Once at the lake, the trail follows the shore for about a quarter mile to the junction with the Bradley Lake Trail back down to the trailhead. Following the shore trail for another quarter mile side trip offers a few more nice lake views before the climb to Bradley Lake starts.

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