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Mirror Lake Loop Trail is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Government Camp, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and snowshoeing and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.7 mi Elevation gain 646 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Snowshoeing Forest Lake Partially paved Views Waterfall Wild flowers Wildlife Muddy Over grown Snow Fee
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Note: You need a Northwest Forrest Pass ($30), America the Beautiful Pass ($80) or pre purchase a day pass ($5) as there is no fee pay station at this TH.

There are bathrooms at the trail head but that is it.

In the winter you'll want a snow park pass and in the summer you'll want a Northwest Forest Pass.

Directions from Sandy: Travel east on Highway 26 one mile past Government Camp. Parking is available near the brown painted footbridge which indicates the start of the trail.

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Susan Lange
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I started before 7am and had the lake for myself, short hike but beautiful trail indeed !

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T Shaw
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Brandon Kaufman
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Maxime Descos
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Donya Foz
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Nice views!

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AllTrails User
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Quite crisp morning jaunt with mud but 100% worth the views. Some dogs off leash some not. Some people with masks some without. Some of the incline on the way to the lake was rough on my asthmatic lungs but definitely doable.

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Hengameh Moslehi
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Beautiful trail, very well maintained

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Mikhail Talalay
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Nikolay Ryzhenko
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Juliann Choe
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HikingGreat!

Really nice trail! Easy and rewarding. We went right before sundown and it wasn’t too crowded on a Saturday. Dog friendly. Nice spots to camp at the top and a great view of the mountain by a lake! Would hike this one again

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Jessica Young
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Get there early as the parking lot fills up fast. We arrived about 8:30 and there was plenty of parking by 11:30 the parking lot was full and many cars parked along the hwy. The trail is very heavily travelled we were able to get in without running into too many people but the hike back was congested in several places. Lots of dogs most were leashed some not . My little dog did great. About 80% of people we encounter were wearing masks or attempted to mask up when passing. The trail is well kept. Mud in a couple places only encountered 1 fallen tree across the trail but it was easily maneuvered over. I would call this an easy to moderate hike. Round trip tracked it at exactly 5miles

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Kevin Mills
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Lots of switchbacks to get to the top. Felt never ending but wasn’t that bad. Several trees down from the wind storms in September. Path was mainly clear with exception to two areas. No problem tho

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Morgan Wang
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Mid October 2020: no water in the lake, but still beautiful. Rather dry and dusty though.

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Sergio Murcio
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Art Avitia III
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Early Summer 2020: beautiful hike. Most people wearing a mask. We came early and in the middle of the week and were able to avoid large crowds. Ended up going up Tom Dick and Harry.

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Alexi Renquist
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Roberto Cruz
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Kyle Wentz
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If Bigfoot exists......he lives here. Beautiful

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Chris Greenley
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Zhen Gobeli
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Todd Llewellyn
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Lea Sheldahl
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This was a pretty hike, somewhat crowded. The bathrooms at the trailhead are closed due to COVID, but there’s a rest area 1-2 miles up the road. There was a lot of toilet paper on the side of the trail.

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Melanie Means
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Christina Markin
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Hiked from Mirror Lake Trailhead Tuesday 10/6/2020. Great trail for small children. Started on trail at 2am. One other vehicle in the lot when I arrived. Trailhead has two vaulted toilets with air fresheners and well stocked with toilet paper. Trash can behind bathrooms. Bathrooms were open when I went. Picnic table, bike parking and trail information board in front of bathrooms. There are two handicap parking spaces here and the trail is handicap accessible for the first .27 miles after that it becomes Forrested dirt with a gradual up hill. The parking area holds 30+ vehicles and was more than halfway full when we were finished hiking at 10:30am. There was broken glass in the parking lot (looked like from break ins). The TH is right off of the highway (right next to Skibowl). You need a Northwest Forrest Pass ($30), America the Beautiful Pass ($80) or pre purchase a day pass ($5) as there is no fee pay station at this TH. This trail is easy with great trail markers. From the TH to Mirror Lake is a gradual up hill, all forrested and about ten creek crossings, all with bridges. Saw 10+ poop sacks all within the first mile of the TH (I picked them all up), after that it was TP and micro trash (I picked that up as well). Mirror Lake (4 miles RT) would be a great beginner backpacking trip, great camp spots here. There is also a trail that loops around the lake that I did not do. highway traffic can be heard the whole way. Remember pack it in, pack it out. Leave no trace. Leave the trails better than you found them.

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Kerry Rae Connolly
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Beautiful well-maintained trail through the shady woods until you pop out to the lake. I arrived at noon today and the lot was almost full. Lots of hikers heading down as I was going up. Note: the bathrooms are closed due to COVID, which I wasn’t expecting. Good thing I stopped to use the bathrooms at the Zigzag ranger station on the way up. It’s a perfect short PNW hike.

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Megan Balder
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Derek b
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Daria Pus
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