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Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail

Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, CA
+1 209-372-0200
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This clear lake is a popular hiking spot.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, CA
+1 209-372-0200
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Reviewed yesterday

This is mostly a seasonal lake, but was a gorgeous view even in early fall. Very easy loop - worth the trip!

Thank Laur12345
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was my last hike of the day, and it's a very easy one. The lake itself is great and wonderful, although before you start hiking, you have to decide which side of the lake you want to hike, over wise getting across to the...More

Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We rode bikes towards mirror lake but needed to walk up the last 100 yards or so. It was not crowded (which I could not say about the rest of the park). It was interesting to read about the sand and ice and past uses...More

Thank 746NatalieO
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hiked this recently on my trip to Yosemite. I did the full loop, about 2.5 miles to the end of the trail, you'll reach a bridge, and then loop back around (~5 miles total, took me 2+ hours with stopping to take pictures). Once you...More

1  Thank Jordan A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hiked to the lake and found the water falls and lake to be cold and wonderful. We took our lunch and all had a great time. The lake was not deep so felt very comfortable allowing the children to play around in the area....More

Thank Olivia089
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like swatting midges then this is the trail for you. They're less thick on the paved street. Mirror Lake, as you may know, is gradually disappearing since the forest service stopped trying to ensure its survival. Catch the reflections while you still can.

Thank lovemusicals
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this trail. Mirror lake is wonderful for a swim and an afternoon picnic. Would recommend this trail for a rest day or as something to do after a more rigorous hike like the Four Mile Trail (both ways).

Thank Mingee K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hiked in the heat through annoying bugs flying at us and there were forest fires so it was hazy. We would recommend bug spray for sure. The lake would have been magnificent if it was there. It was dried up. We were under half...More

1  Thank Connie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It really depends why you come to the Park, are you into hiking, river rafting, or just relaxing etc. We explored the park quite thoroughly and this was one of the many, many sights that we enjoyed very much. Very majestic!

Thank Natalie B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived early, 7.30ish to miss traffic and park easily to get to mirror lake before the rush Got attacked by bugs the whole way but hey it's the countryside so kind of expected but worse here than other places When we got there there...More

Thank mtwnix
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