Thing to Do

Bearpaw and Trapper Lakes

A pond surrounded by grassy shores.

Starting along the eastern shore of String Lake, this trail takes you through the forested shorelines and beyond Leigh Lake to Bearpaw and Trapper Lakes. While the trail is long, there is little elevation change, making it an easy to moderately difficult trail. The trail ends at Trapper Lake, a small lake in an open meadow, and allows for spectacular views of Mount Moran.
The Bearpaw and Trapper Lakes Trail is a moderate, 9.2 m/14.8 km RT out and back trail.
general fee is charged to enter Grand Teton National Park.
Park at the String and Leigh Lakes Trailhead for access to the Bearpaw and Trapper Lakes Trail.
Permits are required for those planning to stay overnight in the backcountry. Visit the backcountry page to learn about obtaining a permit.
Accessibility Information
While the trail is long, there is little elevation change. Once past the intial 5-6 stairs at the Leigh Lake Trailhead the trail has numerous small ups and downs with small rocks and tree roots in the path throughout making wheeled accessible access limited. 

Last updated: January 27, 2021