The Taggart Lake and Bradley Lake loop hike was another easy one on our list.
Although it’s still a very busy trailhead, again it’s a far cry from the Jenny Lake tourist nonsense.
Just shy of 7 miles and 700ish feet of elevation, you wind your way through marshy moose-y meadows and lush evergreen forests to two separate lakes.
Most people hike the easy trail up to Taggart Lake, and the crowds thin considerably on the way to Bradley Lake since the trail gets tougher. Bad for them, good for us – more solitude.
We also made a short stop at Schwabacher Landing along the Snake River, a gorgeous spot that I absolutely must hit for sunrise when the water is still and the sun begins to light up the Tetons.

Taggart Lake

Taggart Lake
While I think Bradley Lake is the more picturesque of the two, Taggart Lake is pretty stunning.


Up The Canyon

Up The Canyon
Looking up Garnet Canyon from Bradley Lake.


Minnesota Woods

Minnesota Woods
If it weren’t for the high peak out in the distance, I’d swear that this was Northern Minnesota.


Taggart Creek

Taggart Creek
Lots of water volume rushing down Taggart Creek this time of year.


Schwabacher Landing

Schwabacher Landing
An amazing view of the Cathedral Group over the Snake River at Schwabacher Landing.