Thing to Do

String Lake

A kayak floats in a turquoise lake at the base of jagged mountain peaks.
While circling String Lake, hikers are treated to views of the surrounding mountain peaks.

NPS Photo/D. Lehle

Circle around String Lake for views of Mount St. John, Rockchuck Peak, and the Jackson Hole Valley. Begin by heading south around the east shore of the lake for a more gradual elevation gain. This trail is mostly covered but passes through an older, open burned area below the peaks before ducking back into the trees.
Details
The String Lake Loop is an easy 3.7 mi (5.6 km) loop hike with 540 ft (160 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 String Lake.
Accessibility Information
The String Lake Loop is an easy 3.7 mi (5.6 km) loop hike with 540 ft (160 m) of elevation gain and an average slope of 6%. The trail on the east side of the lake is relatively flat, with obstacles such as exposed roots and rock. The west side of the trail includes elevation gain to a ridge overlooking String Lake.

Grand Teton National Park

Last updated: May 17, 2022