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Mirror Lake from Shuttle Stop 17 [CLOSED]

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Yosemite National Park

Mirror Lake from Shuttle Stop 17 is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Yosemite Valley, 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 April until September.

Distance: 2.3 miles Elevation Gain: 147 feet Route Type: Loop

backpacking

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

partially paved

views

closed

It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.

Nice shady walk along the river. Quite easy as you’re not climbing at all. Good one for a rest day or an easy long walk.

Great hike! Views from mirror Lake were awesome from both sides of the trail. Therefore I recommend doing the whole loop. It’s pictures all the way. As it is rated this trail is relatively easy. Good for all walks of life.

hiking
2 months ago

Great - and very easy - hike, that can be done year round (though because of that, it's also really crowded). Make sure to do the full loop and even add a little from the Snow Creek Trail to both find solitude as well as to get more amazing views of Half Dome, Cloud's Rest, and the valley in general.

hiking
3 months ago

we couldn't find a way to cross the water and finish the loop.

Very beautiful. The lake was pretty low so I was underwhelmed but enjoyed solitude for much of the hike. Very little traffic. Totally clear path the whole way through. Worth it!

hiking
3 months ago

Trail is well trafficked and maintained, great view at the lake when it opens up a little without so many trees blocking views of the peaks. Easy going trail fun hour and a half or so hike

hiking
icy
rocky
3 months ago

muddy
4 months ago

simple, flat hike with amazing views of half dome. we hiked the boulder field on the side of half dome. going off route will not get you into trouble

hiking
icy
muddy
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Super flat awesome hike. we departed from the Yosemite Village lodge and hike to the trail head. Pretty crowded, but the area accommodates plenty of people.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy hike. It was raining and snowing on the way in, so the trail was a bit muddy.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful views of Half Dome! Pretty easy trail with nice views throughout. Mirror lake is dry right now, so we actually set our blanket out in the dry lake bed and had lunch looking up at Half Dome.

Easy trail for all skills. We went there at sunset during winter, I recommend the view !

Mirror lake is dried out but it’s a beautiful view looking up at half dome.

We hiked there 16th of October and lake was empty... the 360 degres view is still amazing

hiking
7 months ago

Hiked this in May on a cloudy day. The lake itself was okay. Very pretty scenery along the way, though, including interesting rock formations and tons of wildflowers. We got past the lake to a really large rock slide, and like other hikers, couldn’t find the rest of the path to complete the loop?? Think we misunderstood the map, or maybe missed a turn off, although that didn’t seem to be the case

hiking
bugs
over grown
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Easy hike, disappointed that the lake is completely dried. Fortunately, you also get a really nice view of the Half Dome and it's very beautiful to see while the sun is setting.

hiking
7 months ago

It was a fun easy trail but when we got to the end there was no water so that was a little disappointing.

hiking
8 months ago

Hiked on Sep 20th. The lake was completely drying up! However, there is a bike road to the lake and restrooms nearby so... during the beginning of summer, I’m sure people can enjoy spending time in the water and chilling! Nice place for especially kids!

Awesome views of half dome from lake

hiking
8 months ago

quick hike. not much to see at the end. make sure to get there early for parking. if not, shuttle stop 17 is right in front of the tail head. you can either take the trail or walk up the paved road.

hiking
8 months ago

Cool lake. Dried up but great views.

The lake is seasonal so so it mostly stagnant waters

Mirror lake wasn’t very full. A good spot to go and chill. Very easy hike.

hiking
off trail
over grown
9 months ago

Unfortunately, when my family and I visited in early June, our experience on this trail was limited. We only were able to walk half the loop due to the fact that about half the trail was flooded! Very disappointing.

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