dogs on leash
My husband and I moved to Oregon from Chicago back in March 2016. We are not avid hikers by any means and the Mirror Lake Loop was recommended to us by a co-worker. Once we completed that we continued on to the Tom Dick and Harry Mountain Trail and I am so happy we did! The surprise factor of the view gave me goosebumps! We went in July and it was a totally clear day. Some portions of the trail were a little freaky (again not an experienced hiker) with some rocky edges and narrow paths, but TOTALLY worth it. Definitely want to venture out more often!!
One of my favorite hikes of the year! I have to say I completed this one already back in May, when there was still a little bit of snow on the way to the summit. We were actually only planning to do the Mirror Lake loop, but decided to add the hike towards the summit. It was the best decision ever. Such a great hike with an amazing reward at the end: a 360 degrees view overlooking all of the surrounding mountains - dominated by Mt. Hood - and even Mt. Jefferson to the south. Truly a amazing hike that I can recommended to everybody. Especially on a clear day!
This hike really is a gem. The lake is beautiful and this hike is very obscure so don't expect much foot traffic. Me and my dad were able to relax along the lake without ANYBODY passing by or interfering. Will definitely come back and head up to the Upper Lake.