Thing to Do

Leigh Lake

Waves crash on the shore of a clear, blue lake at the base of a mountain range.
Enjoy spectacular views of the Teton Range from the the shore of Leigh Lake.

NPS Photo/A. Falgoust

Hiking along the eastern shore of String Lake and beyond brings you to the southern end of Leigh Lake, accessible only by trail or by non-motorized boat. This allows for quieter, less populated lake and mountain views on a relatively flat, easy trail. For a longer hike, head further down the eastern shore of Leigh Lake, providing more beach access and less obstructed views.
Details
The Leigh Lake Trail is an easy, 1.8 mi (2.9 km) RT out and back hike with 110 ft (30 m) of elevation gain.
general fee is charged to enter Grand Teton National Park.
Park at the String and Leigh Lakes Trailhead for access to the Leigh Lake 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
The Leigh Lake Trail is an easy, 1.8 mi (2.9 km) RT out and back hike with 110 ft (30 m) of elevation gain and an average slope of 5%. 5-6 stairs will take you to the relatively flat Leigh Lake Trail. Roots, branches, and rocks are found along the trail.

Grand Teton National Park

Last updated: May 17, 2022