Leigh Lake

Snowy mountains are reflected on a glassy lake.

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.
Snowy mountains reflected on a glassy lake.
Mount Woodring, Leigh Canyon, and Mount Moran (L-R) are reflected in Leigh Lake.

NPS Photo/J. Bonney

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.

Last updated: September 16, 2020