Mirror Lake Trail is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mountain View, Arkansas that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.7 miles Elevation Gain: 124 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

river

wild flowers

Directions from The Caverns: Go down the hill and turn to the right.

hiking
9 days ago

Very easy trail. You can either park right at the falls or do the hike from blanchard spring falls. It’s is gorgeous though with the trout sticker lake and the falls. Very pretty.

hiking
12 days ago

Beautiful! Loved the old mill walls still standing

hiking
17 days ago

Short, easy hike in a great setting. Perfect for young kids.

22 days ago

grate hike nice and easy grate fill top to bottom

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. Easy to hike and my kids loved it. Will be back!

hiking
2 months ago

Very scenic and easy trail. You can also access ozark trail from this trail to add mileage and difficulty.

hiking
muddy
over grown
4 months ago

Pretty walk and a different view of the lake. Once past the falls there are trails that will take you to the base of the falls. From there when the water is low, you can hop rocks to get to the mill. If not you can either backtrack to your vehicle or continue on the trail.

hiking
5 months ago

This is an easy, family-friendly trail around Mirror Lake. Absolutely beautiful to explore, especially with little ones.

hiking
5 months ago

We loved it! I can’t wait to take a couple of days to explore it more. We hiked from the farthest lot that went back to the mouth of the spring to past the dam until we ran out of trail. On our next visit we will hike opposite side to go down to the old mill. I can see it will take days to properly explore the trails and views of Blanchard Springs Caverns.

hiking
7 months ago

Narrow trail. Worth it if you want to go all the way to the waterfall. My 9 and 5 year old were able to do it fine.

hiking
over grown
rocky
8 months ago

Found the trailhead easily, it was on the opposite side of the parking lot from the Blanchard Springs trail. It was narrow, a bit overgrown, and rocky in places but still passable. The part that takes you to the dam was easy enough but getting to the bottom of the dam to view the waterfall required a bit more work. It was very steep and once down there was no good path across the creek without getting your shoes wet. Getting back up to the lake level was a bit difficult as well but took us right to the walkway used for fishing. All together it was a lot of fun but not really an easy trail.

hiking
8 months ago

The lake is beautiful but not much of a trail. Should be marked as moderately to heavily trafficked, very busy fishing and swimming spot.

hiking
9 months ago

Didn't find the loop. Did find the boardwalk. Mirror Lake was pretty & according to a guy we met - the fish were biting! Boardwalk is wheelchair accessible.

hiking
9 months ago

The views were pretty once we got there. We never did find the actual trailhead- there is zero phone signal and I didn’t get the directions to the trailhead in before I lost signal. We did a small, slightly overgrown trail from the parking lot of the Blanchard Springs Trail (which also wasn’t really properly labeled either) down to the falls and came back. It didn’t loop. Worth the short hike to see the falls.

hiking
9 months ago

beautiful walk down to base of falls water was low but it was definitely beautiful. not a ton of parking to see top of falls just off side of road

hiking
11 months ago

This was an good hike. Unless we didn’t go far enough, this was not a loop. We got the side opposite of the road by the parking area and had to come back to get to the other side with the Mill. Regardless is was a fun quick hike.

hiking
Mon May 27 2019

Easy trail but just beautiful. Close to creek the whole time

hiking
Sat May 25 2019

Took the family and enjoyed all the random climbing and sights! Afterwards went to Mountain View and enjoyed Oliver’s Bistro for lunch before heading home. Perfect family outing!

hiking
Sun May 19 2019

Love this trail. Lots of shade and beatuiful views of the waterfall.

hiking
bugs
muddy
Fri May 10 2019

It’s cool I honestly thought the spring trail here was much prettier

hiking
Wed May 08 2019

We went last weekend. It was too difficult for my four year old. We couldn’t find the cross over. Maybe it was underwater, which was high. It was muddy, but beautiful.

hiking
Tue Apr 16 2019

This was such a beautiful hike. We walked down to the Mill and to the base of Mirror lake falls

hiking
Sun Apr 07 2019

there is a trail on both sides of the waterfall/creek. dont bother going down both because it is the same views in both sides.

hiking
muddy
Fri Mar 22 2019

I would recommend this trail to anyone! There are parts where it is very easy and could bring children and dogs to view the water falls and creek. And there are also more difficult trails where you can get a good hike in. It was a bit muddy in some areas but was expected after a rain! Overall beautiful and a lot of fun!

hiking
muddy
rocky
Thu Mar 14 2019

I ran this (at the end I walked) but the trail has some ankle twisting potential... beautiful pond at the end tho! Trail is fairly technical tho.

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
Fri Mar 08 2019

Fantastic view of the water. Small hike. Okay for small children.

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