Two Ocean Lake Running

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The 6-7 mile hike around the glacial Two Ocean Lake is an underused route that is great for people interested in getting away from other, more populated areas of Teton National Park.

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Phil Leeds


7.0 miles

Destination Distance From Downtown

14.2 miles


2 of 5 diamonds

Time To Complete

2 hours

1-2 hours


All Seasons

All Seasons

Dog Friendly


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Two Ocean Lake



Get away from some of the more crowded areas in Grand Teton National Park and visit a lake that doesn't really live up to its name, but is an awesome hike nonetheless. In the vicinity of Two Ocean Lake, you'll find Pacific and Atlantic Creeks, but Two Ocean Lake is actually named after a mountain pass in Yellowstone.  The lake is in the northeast part of Grand Teton National Park, and it does eventually drain into the Pacific Ocean.

What Makes It Great

The hike features rolling terrain, which is a rarity in the park because most trails here seem to go straight up, and there are distant views of the Tetons the entire way. A six-mile loop circles Two Ocean Lake, and a side trip from the west end of the lake climbs about a mile to Grand View Point, where you can see much of the surrounding area.

Who is Going to Love It

This is a fun, isolated run that most runners will enjoy. It's away from the crowds, peaceful and serene. 

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

Find the trailhead by driving through the park's Moran entrance station and turning right onto the Pacific Creek Road after about a mile. Follow the signs for about four more miles to a parking area.  Warning: there are black bears and grizzlies in the area, so carry bear spray. 

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Two Ocean Lake

Moran Entrance
Grand Teton National Park, WY, 83013
43.908537, -110.52187

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