Thing to Do

Emma Matilda Lake

Wildflowers with a lake in the background.
Wildflowers bloom along this trail in early summer.

NPS Photo/J. Bonney

Those looking for a longer trail can drop down to Emma Matilda Lake for a 10.7 mile loop. Heading around the lakeshore, hikers will be met with views of the Teton Range. In early to mid-summer, wildflowers populate the area, brightening up the landscape and making for stunning views. Don’t forget the bug spray! Due to the wet, marshy nature of the landscape, Emma Matilda Lake is a popular area for mosquitos.
Details
The Emma Matilda Lake Trail is a moderately strenuous, 10.7 mi (17.2 km) loop hike with 1,430 ft (500 m) of elevation gain.
general fee is charged to enter Grand Teton National Park.
Park at the Two Ocean Lake Trailhead for access to the Emma Matilda Lake Trail.
The Emma Matilda Lake Trail is accessible after the snow melts in spring but is often marshy and muddy.
Accessibility Information
The Emma Matilda Lake Trail is a moderately strenuous, 10.7 mi (17.2 km) loop hike with 1,430 ft (500 m) of elevation gain and an average slope of 5%. Marshy and wet trail surfaces exist due to the proximity to the lake.

Grand Teton National Park

Last updated: May 17, 2022