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great hike to mirror lake but of you are going to go that far take the Tom dick and Harry trail all the way to the top and get views of five peaks at the same time( hood, Jefferson, Rainer, St Helen's, Adams) such an amazing view.

Easy hike, brief view of Mt Hood, nice areas to hang out by the water. Did this with our one year old and he loved walking around by the water.

hiking
12 days ago

Followed recommendations to do the uphill Ridge trail first then connecting to the Panorama trail and finally Bluff trail., clockwise. Good advise because then the best ocean views are in front of u for second half of the hike and it’s cooler. However wish I’d know that the first 3 to 4 miles or so are uphill and extremely strenuous with no ocean views. A good hike if you’re a fit person!

My husband and I hiked this over Labor Day weekend, and while it was a bit busy, we loved it. Definitely want to come back soon!

hiking
15 days ago

Nice view but worth climbing up to the top.

Not a particularly challenging hike; however, I will say if you can get to the lake early perhaps around 9:00 AM at the latest and catch the fog hanging out around the trees, it is truly magical. Oh and if you want while you’re here, you should really take the Tom Dick and Harry Mountain trail for a little more challenging hike (although not too much!).

hiking
20 days ago

Great hike, good trail but very popular and congested. Go early or later in the afternoon when folks are heading back for dinner. Beautiful views of Mirror Lake with Mt. Hood in background. 3hr trek

hiking
20 days ago

Nice hike! Good views!
Took me 3.5 hours to complete with photo and snack breaks. It can get quite windy sometimes.

hiking
22 days ago

Beautiful trail! Took me about 4 hours to do the full loop with a beach break. Recommend to bring water/snacks and long pants.

Great hike. I extended it by a few miles to summit Black Mountain and really enjoyed it. It was about 18 miles with that added. I did it clockwise, which was better for me to do the steepest part first and then have most of the flat towards the end. My favorite part was heading up towards Black Mtn along the ridge. Very nice views!

hiking
24 days ago

Moderate, no shade. Very nice at the beach area with purple sand (spring trail)

hiking
25 days ago

Easy trail. Just a few switchbacks with gradual gain. Two nice vistas of Mt. Hood and some flowers still hanging around. Plan to revisit for fall colors.

Great trail and fun but a little crowded. Lake is pretty cool - we went up to the summit; that was great.

Easy hike. Mirror Lake is beautiful!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! The beach trail was closed but the hike is tough and rewarding. The first portion of the hike is incline but the second half is mostly decline.Great views overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean. It is best to go in the morning to catch the cool breeze. There was fog in the morning but cleared up towards the end of the hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty strenuous for a hot day in August. As others have said lots of poison oak, but great views of the ocean and plenty of condors. The redwoods, and oaks at the top were awesome. We didn’t have much fog, so the panoramic views of the coastline were great.

Relatively easy hike to the lake, which offered a one-of-a-kind view w/ the reflection of the Mt on the water. If you're up for it, I'd highly recommend going up Tom Dick and Harry Mt. It's well worth the time, distance, and incline for the breathtaking view at the top. All-in-all, I spent about 4 hours on the trail. As others have said, get there early, parking is slim.

Picturesque and easy.

Super popular trail, seriously the foot traffic.
I'm glad I did it at least once but that will be the last time.
Not a good first starter trail if you're not use to hills.
It only flattens out once you're almost to the smaller, clear lake itself.
Well kept up with trash&the maintenance but like I said-heavy traffic.

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely stunning. But pretty packed. Parking is tough so get an early start.

backpacking
1 month ago

*As of August 10th, 2018 there was no water at the falls or next to the second Ojitos camp

Started at the coast in Limekiln State Park and followed the Twin Peak/Cone Peak Loop. Camped at the first Ojitos Camp which was definitely an adventure to get down. Poison oak everywhere, but never really that hard to get along the path without touching it. ~10-15 trees to climb over or under. Campground could fit up to 2-3 tents optimistically but a nice place to stay the night and no one around. Water disappears and reappears as you make your way to the falls along the creek bed (perhaps the coolest part of the hike), but falls were completely dry. It wasn’t too hard to get to the base of them (path off to the left), but we decided not to continue onwards.

Flies were prevalent anytime there was light in the sky, but after the sunset they disappeared almost immediately and they didn’t really bite, just wanted to climb up your nose. Mosquitos around only near twilight and early morning. Would definitely do again to check out the waterfall in the spring.

Headed up early. Nice quiet trail.

This is a great walk to do with young teens and people new to hiking. It’s not too long and there is elevation to get your heart rate up for anyone wanting a challenge. The view is spectacular and there are places to rest and have lunch. I cannot wait to bring more family members to enjoy this hike with.

This seems like a popular trail, but not overly crowded. There are some camp sites at the lake, and if you keep going to the top there are great views of the entire area.

hiking
1 month ago

SO BEAUTIFUL & SO LONG. Make sure you leave pretty early so you can spend more time on the beautiful beach - if you plan on doing the whole loop

hiking
1 month ago

If we had more time, we would have climbed Tom Dick and Harry, which is on same trail path. The loop trail itself is not quite 4 miles, but it is lovely. If comparing lake to lake, we preferred Veda Lake. However, access to Mirror Lake TH is right on highway. Get there early for parking and expect crowds.

Really nice. Lots of up on the way to the lake.

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty hike but little challenge. Same but nice view of the Pacific Ocean the entire way. Take care for poison oak and you may need to bush wack a touch. We did see the trail maintenance crew out to start cleaning it up which was relieving for future hikers.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. Amazing views. The beach is a plus, secluded not too crowded and with pink sand!!! Not an easy one but keep with it.... yes poison ivy, be careful. Do it clockwise, easier.

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