Mirror Lake Loop Trail is a 4.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Government Camp, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
A mellow and easy forest hike or snowshoe a little over a mile west of Government Camp. Easy and for everyone, this hike gets you to mirror lake and offers fantastic views of Mt. Hood.
Beautiful hike, not too tough as long as you're okay with up hill the entire way there, but besides that the trail is simple and pounded down from high volumes of hiking traffic. You can camp at the lake or you can continue up to Tom, Dick & Harry Ridge, which gives a wonderful view. I've been up to this lake a few times now just as day trips for hiking and for photography purposes. You can see Mt. Hood clearly from the lake as well, which makes for beautiful pictures and vistas.
If you are looking for a nice easy winter hike, you should check out this trail. It's a must-see in winter!
What an amazing lake and the views are incredible!
wonderful, just enough to make ya sweat
We hiked on a cloudy day, but the lake was beautiful and serene. I'm sure the view is incredible on a clear day. This was a pretty easy hike I'd like to try again on a clear day.
This hike is not worth it on cloudy days.
My sister and I hiked this trail and loved it. We are not experienced hikers yet and didn't quite understand the going uphill part of the trail. We took it on like champs though and when we saw the lake, all that hard work become worth it!