Mirror Lake Trail

EASY 119 reviews
#10 of 144 trails in

Mirror Lake Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Yosemite National Park, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.

5.0 miles 390 feet Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

rock climbing

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

rocky

scramble

no dogs

An easy walk in Yosemite National Park with reflections of Half Dome and wildflowers all around. If you are looking for an easy hike to escape the larger crowds in Yosemite Valley, look no further than the Mirror Lake Trail. It only takes a short while along this 2-mile out-and-back hike, but you may find yourself spending all day at the river admiring the wonderful scenery.

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2 days ago

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11 days ago

As with just about every trail in Yosemite, the crowds of people are overwhelming. This trail, however, is worth it, especially in the spring when it's actually a lake, not a pond or puddle. Our three year old (At the time) was not able to make the entire walk and had to be carried.

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22 days ago

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29 days ago

Mirror Lake Loop lived up to its name. Yosemite had beautiful weather this day. The loop trail had a quiet and relaxed experience only encountering people maybe every 10-15 minutes. This trail offers great scenery of trees and the Merced river. you get to observe the beautiful mountain face on both sides. Elevation gain was only moderate a total of 1 mile of the trail. Snow shoes recommended after fresh snow fall. From parking lot it's about 6.03 miles. taking the Yosemite bus stop it's about 5.13 miles. Highly recommended, I will return.

1 month ago

easy but beautiful

1 month ago

Easy, pretty hike with great views of the valley floor. Lots of deer and wild life in this area

1 month ago

Very icy in late December was able to walk on Mirror Lake. Nice views or half dome!

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

It was an easy hike and the lake was completely dried up. The view of Half Dome was spectacular.

hiking
2 months ago

We hiked this one in the snow. The kids loved it! The trail was slippery and icy in places, but it was a great winter hike! I would love to come back and complete the entire loop.

2 months ago

Took my girlfriend and had a blast, I hunt the surrounding mountains of the park every year so I'm use to all this hiking stuff so I really wanted to start her on a fairly easy hike and this trail was perfect. there was quite a bit of snow on the ground but it's not enough to stop you from completing the hike. I know people say that's it's nice in the spring but I highly recommend making this hike in the winter and if you do be sure to get there super early so you can be the only ones there and another thing take your time and check some things out, get off the beaten path...you never know what you might find

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4 months ago

This was a fun and easy trail!