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Leigh Lake

Grand Teton National Park, WY
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Type: Hiking Trails, Valleys, Bodies of Water, National Parks
Activities: Fishing, Viewing wildlife, Camping, Canoeing, Hiking
Description: A scenic lake with panoramic views.
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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
37 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Harrogate, Tennessee
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97 reviews 97 reviews
26 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a lake you can take ictures and have them made into posters or jigsaw puzzles. Just dazzling. You will be swept up in the serenity and beauty of the area. Bring bug spray. Mosquito population is not on the endangered list!

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lynn haven, fl
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This lake is easily accessible from the parking lot and a nice spot. What I'm really going to discuss is the String Lake Loop Trail which will intersect and is part of the trail (everything is marked). We decided to do the loop (I think about 2-3 miles) on the 3rd of June this year. Lovely trail normally, but several... More

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San Francisco
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Leigh Lake is a gorgeous crystal-clear lake in the mountains. A must see if you are in the area. It's a short hike and well worth it. We did the eight-mile hike to Trapper Lake and I would skip that part in less you plan on fishing!

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Los Gatos, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
26 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

The views are gorgeous and you can hike for miles and miles in the hills above the lake. There are enough people swimming too and there are nice beaches but the water seemed a bit cold to us. Refreshing for dipping feet though.

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