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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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“easy hike” (45 reviews)
“paved road” (29 reviews)
Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, CA
+1 209-372-0200
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a nice and easy hike for a day where you don't feel like a longer hike with an elevation gain. It's relatively uncrowded and feels very natural. Once you reach the "lake" there are some nice views to be had.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were fortunate that Yosemite had a heavy rainfall a day or two before we arrived, so the lake had enough water in it to reflect the stunning cliffs. There are two trails to Mirror Lake when you start out, one is paved and the...More

Thank ThomasTCat
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was just one of the several easy trails within the park, the paths are really well maintained with great directions. The walk /cycle path is easy to walk and there are 2 choices, the wooded section and the tarmac road. The lake was almost...More

Thank Maria515
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not much left in October. Nice hike but don't expect much this time of year. We saw deer and enjoyed our hike. When done, we had a terrible time trying to get a shuttle back. It was 4 p.m. and all the busses were full....More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 1 week ago

the view is ok, but you can skip it if you have limited time to visit it is a short walk from shuttle stop.

Thank Feng L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous views and a reasonably easy trail to follow with fabulous views at the end and along the way . Not to be missed !

Thank Michele T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A short but scenic hike along an easy trail. We found that the "lake" is not much more than a small pool of water during the fall (and probably mid to late summer). Still, a nice hike, but maybe best taken in the spring /...More

Thank BC W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Approaching the lake you get two choices: the paved (and boring) path to the lake, or one a bit more interesting and like a proper trail. We chose the latter, thinking that there would be a bridge further down: there wasn't. We ended up with...More

1  Thank j00st13
Reviewed 1 week ago

In the Fall this lake becomes mostly meadow, with a small bit of water. The kids loved playing the lakebed and it was one of the places where you could just let them explore.

Thank MarkDMarkDMarkD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent 9 days hiking in Yosemite, Sequoia, and King's Canyon. Mirror Lake was one of my least favorite hikes of the trip. I expected a mountain lake (like what is pictured in the TA picture) but Mirror Lake is more like a series of...More

1  Thank Sue H
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