Mirror Lake Trail

EASY 45 reviews

Mirror Lake Trail is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cle Elum, Washington that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
590 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

hiking
11 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

The hardest part was to drive up to the parking area! The trail to the lake was very nice but I needed to remind my mom (70) to watch out for tree roots. This trail is rated easy, but for seniors, hiking poles would definitely help. The lake was beautiful and kids enjoyed swimming in it. There were many files at the lake, but we didn't see mosquitoes. We saw many campers around the lake. Would love to come back with a hammock next time!

hiking
20 days ago

Hiked to Mirror Lake then came back different way. Trail back (NOT Mirror Lake route) was overgrown in places but passable, recommend using GPS to stay on that trail. Buggy and shaded en route to Mirror Lake, sunny and less buggy on other route back. Beautiful all the way round.

hiking
23 days ago

This was a great hike for beginners or those just wanting a nice short hike. The lake was beautiful! Just be ware of the parking shortage and DO NOT attempt to drive up to the trail head, park along the gravel road on your way up and then walk.

hiking
25 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

28 days ago

Never again. The road leading up to the parking lot is impossible to navigate via car, so you have to walk about .30 of a mile to the trailhead (marked by a pile of stones and a stick, it's on the left). The path is very narrow and we passed several people coming out as we were headed in. To make room for everyone on this trail, was precarious at best. Overgrown, claustrophobic, and really buggy. Not worth it.

hiking
30 days ago

Great trail, enjoyed merging with the Pacific Crest. At the end of the trail at Mirror Lake recommend going another 1000 yards down the PCT for a nice view.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
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hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Beautiful hike! Perfect for beginners!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike!!!! Such a beautiful day hike perfect for
Beginners! Most park at the bottom where the road gets rough though, when walking up the road the trailhead is to the left marked by a rock pile on the corner, don't make the mistake of walking the entire length of the road. It's a narrow path to start, that how you'll know you're on the right trail!

hiking
1 month ago

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hiking
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backpacking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Trail frozen over not yet ready for hiking :(

backpacking
2 months ago