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 accessible from March until November.
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.
Easy, pretty hike with great views of the valley floor. Lots of deer and wild life in this area
Very icy in late December was able to walk on Mirror Lake. Nice views or half dome!
It was an easy hike and the lake was completely dried up. The view of Half Dome was spectacular.
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.
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
This was a fun and easy trail!
Got up extra early and hit the road for a little morning hiking. I got to the trail at around 7:15am or so and basically had the entire trial to myself and only saw maybe 3 or 4 people until I got back to the end of the bike path. The sun didn't hit the valley floor until around quarter till 10 in this area so I had the entire hike in shade. Mirror lake is bone dry right now which sucked but other than that it was a pleasant 5-ish mile hike on relatively even ground. Sunrise was pretty watching the valley light up and make North Dome glow.
Bugs started coming out around 8:30ish, and I switched to a bug net to minimize the annoyance. I can imagine they get pretty annoying when there's more water in the creek.
It was pleasant, pretty, cool, alone, and I got to watch the sunrise on the north side of the valley. It's not a technical or even particularly challenging hike but I enjoyed it.
Knowing we weren't going to find much water in late August, it was still a great way to start the hiking week, starting on this direction east into the valley. Excellent views of The Dome. Nice little loop to pass Mirror Lake and continue on until you cross the bridge and come back down along the other side. Then stay on Valley Floor loop trail which stays in the woods to go back towards your lodging!
This trail is paved all the way up the slow inclining walk. This trail is a very populated area during the summer. Your walk takes you back to the area they call Mirror Lake. The reflection of Half Dome off of the water was amazing. Great family trail, with the option of swimming and playing in the lake. Bathrooms available in the area.
Very nice and easy both in summer and winter. Can be a bit slick in winter months, which adds to the fun of it.
Went in the evening on our first day in the Park, about 4 pm... was beautiful and a nice introduction to the beauty of Yosemite. Very easy.
An easy trail .
One of the more heavily joked trails due to its ease I personally found this trail of you will to be easy and minimal in beauty. The lake at the end is more like a swamp. If you get there early in the morning or late in the evening the lake will be like a mirror reflecting the surrounding mountain sides hence the name.