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Address: Grand Teton National Park, WY
Activities: Camping, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Description: A scenic lake with panoramic views.

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Well off the beaten path but worth the hike.

Take a canoe or Kayak up String Lake to the Leigh Lake outlet. Portage over to find a lake as large as Jenny but with 0 foot or boar traffic. Fish or paddle in solitude for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
JoeBob85
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Littleton, Colorado
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Littleton, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Take a canoe or Kayak up String Lake to the Leigh Lake outlet. Portage over to find a lake as large as Jenny but with 0 foot or boar traffic. Fish or paddle in solitude for days.

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Woods Hole
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129 reviews 129 reviews
44 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Because it is just above String Lake and is on the way to Paintbrush Canyon this lake perimetry is well traveled, beautiful and both a destination as well as a starting point. The Trail head has plenty of parking (in early September at least) and you can come day after day and do different 3-8 hour hikes. Also you can... More 

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Nashville, TN
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600 reviews 600 reviews
379 attraction reviews
578 helpful votes 578 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We stopped at the String Lake parking lot with the intention of taking the 0.9 mile hike along the east side of String Lake to southern end of Leigh Lake; then, we planned to walk 2.8 mile along the east side of Leigh Lake and return on the same path. Unfortunately, we left our trail map in the vehicle, got... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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65 reviews 65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

From String Lake, views of Leigh Lake are only a relatively level 2-2.5 miles away, and the views of the lake, Mt. Moran, and Paintbrush and Leigh Canyons are lovely! There are plenty of other walkers on this popular trail, but this is a place worth visiting and sharing.

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Took the trail from Leigh Lake to String Lake with nice views of Mt.Moran across the water. Hiked out to a small point and ate our small picnic lunch; no one else around. Part of the trail is multi-use for horses as well so step lightly and watch for "evidence" of their passage. It's generally an easy hike.

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
37 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

It is all about the wind if you are taking pictures. Find a spot that is calm and get low to get the best reflection off the lake of the mountains. A circular polarizing lens is a must.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

We walked this trail a couple times between August 8-12. We had wanted to do the Jenny Lake trail, but it was closed the day we arrived due to bear sitings. The trail has beautiful scenery. The lake is spectacular against a mountain back drop. You will see signs for bears. We didn't let it bother us and just kept... More 

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Nampa, Idaho
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11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very easy hike, mostly level ground. Plenty of places to stop and look at the lake and mountains. Some good camping spots if you reserve them early enough. Great place to go swimming. If you are looking for solitude, it is not the best place. There are short periods when someone does not walk by but it is pretty popular.... More 

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Duncannon, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This a great place to take a hike, right around String Lake to Leigh Lake, avoiding the crowds at Jenny Lake. I would have loved to spend more time at this lake, but we wanted to go to Jenny Lake and do that trail, what a mistake. We should have just hung aroung String and Leigh. Along the trail we... More 

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This lake is warmer than most lakes in the park so lots of people swim there. You can bring your own kayak too. There are many hikes starting around there as well. Bring your bathing suit and a towel!

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