This park is named for its centerpiece, a lake which often is so calm that not a ripple marks its surface. The lake reflects a wooded shoreline with cliffs up to 50 feet high, a swimming beach, and wetlands that are home to a variety of wildlife. Just three miles from Wisconsin Dells, Mirror Lake is also close to Devil's Lake, Rocky Arbor and Buckhorn state parks.
Kathy B. on Mirror Lake State Park Trail
Family friendly trails near WI Dells. Great place to get out of the water parks for a few hours. The trail system is well marked and maintained as well. I would not call this difficult, there was only one moderate incline on the path we took. There are several trails that intersect that are marked with maps.
This is hands down the best marked trail I've been on. I'm a trail runner and got a good run here on the Fern & Northwest trails which were easy/moderate. Northwest has some nice long climbs and descents. This park has a wide array of trails to choose from with varying levels of difficulty. It is also good for cross country skiing and mountain biking although I have not used the trails for that myself. As far as scenic goes I've had more beautiful settings but it's a great trail system.
This is a fantastic State Park! The trails are amazing, the lake is refreshing, the campground is cozy. I camped here a few times and it became better each trip! The trails are fantastic, not too challenging, and are quite abundant. Be sure to exit the park on one of the inner trails to cross the road and enter the Beaver Pond trail loop. This will take you to the excellent Turtleville loop which is fantastic. It's a great area, away from the Dells strip, yet within distance of Wal-Mart should you need anything. I don't even believe I have run/hiked on all of the trails but the ones I have experienced are great! Be sure to book a camp site, you can't do it all in 1 day!