Thing to Do

Two Ocean Lake - Emma Matilda Lake Loop

A hiker walks down a trail towards a mountain range.
Hikers are rewarded with panoramic views along the trail at Grand View Point.

NPS Photo/J. Bonney

Hikers hoping to view both Two Ocean and Emma Matilda Lakes can make a 13.2 mile loop around them both. Starting from the Two Ocean Lake Trailhead, the trail leads hikers around the north shore of Two Ocean Lake. The trail then crests at Grand View Point, which offers panoramic views of both lakes and Jackson Hole. The trail then goes downhill to Emma Matilda Lake to complete the loop. 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, this s a popular area for mosquitos.
Details
The Two Ocean Lake-Emma Matilda Lake Loop is a strenuous, 13.2 mi (21.2 km) loop hike with 1,960 ft (600 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 Two Ocean Lake-Emma Matilda Lake Loop.
The Two Ocean Lake-Emma Matilda Lake Loop is accessible after the snow melts in spring but is often marshy and muddy.
Accessibility Information
The Two Ocean Lake-Emma Matilda Lake Loop is a moderately strenuous, 13.2 mi (21.2 km) loop hike with 1,960 ft (600 m) of elevation gain and an average slope of 5%. The trail has various obstacles and a narrow path through dense underbrush.

Grand Teton National Park

Last updated: May 17, 2022