Mirror Lake Trail

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Mirror Lake Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mariposa, 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.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
390 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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.

14 minutes ago

Great service

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4 hours ago

Very cool and easy family hike with small children. This time of the year the lake has a bit of water. Still a spectacular view. Hike back on the other end of the loop is more fun for the children with a lot of bouldering.

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4 days ago

Easy trail with beautiful, iconic valley views. Be sure to do the full 5 mile loop.

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5 days ago

Beautiful hike by Mirror Lake. We went in Oct and there was still enough water to see the reflection of Half Dome. Saw a big buck deer by the water and a big rockfall just past the lake. Took a break at the turn around point and took in the view back down the creek. Easy hike with not much elevation change. The second half of the loop is a paved road for the shuttle buses. Still beautiful though.

7 days ago

Not mountain bike friendly at all, wish I knew before going, really bad trail

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8 days ago

The lake is gorgeous, there are great photo opportunities on the way. The hike is easy. What more could you ask for!

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10 days ago

The lake is drought

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25 days ago

Lake was mostly dried up this time of year. Trail was easy walking except last 1/4 mile was pretty steep.

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