Leigh Lake

Snowy mountains are reflected on a glassy lake.

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.
The Leigh Lake trail is an easy, 1.8 m/2.9 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 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 mile (2.9 km) roundtrip trail. The Leigh Lake trailhead begins after .9 miles (1.4 km) on the String Lake trail. 5-6 stairs will take you to the relatively flat Leigh Lake trail. Roots, branches, and rocks are found along the trail.

Last updated: May 12, 2021