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Mirror Lake Trail

Hood River, OR
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Trail conditions 21 May 2017 (w/ photos)

The trail still has snow on it and the lake is mostly frozen. While the lower trail is mostly dry... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Mirror Lake Photoshoot

We visited the trail at Mirror Lake twice, once to scout for a portrait session and the second time... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
Mallory M
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  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“small lake” (5 reviews)
“easy hike” (7 reviews)
Hood River, OR

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The trail still has snow on it and the lake is mostly frozen. While the lower trail is mostly dry and clear, as you get about halfway up, it begins to be a mix of snow/mud. By the tine you get to the junction with...More

Thank EisBaer
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We visited the trail at Mirror Lake twice, once to scout for a portrait session and the second time with friends to shoot their photos! We loved the hike and the views at the end!

Thank Mallory M
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We did this hike on a very foggy day. The trailhead is right on the side of Highway 26. It came up quick, so we actually had to u-turn but there is a jersey wall divider so we had to u-turn again to get back...More

Thank cmiercz1
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Was lucky enough to show up the morning after it snowed. Mount Hood was only partly obscured by clouds which is a monumental achievement in the middle of November, and it reflected beautifully off of Mirror Lake. This is an easy hike that is all...More

Thank Neal B
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Mirror Lake has a accessible trail suitable for most around the entire circumference of this gorgeous lake. Rumored that the legendary Big Foot has been seen by locals in this area. Take your camera, shoot some photos of this lake and beautiful trial then on...More

2  Thank Shuanna G
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Easy hike for some wonderful views of Mt Hood especially on a sunny day. This is a 3 mi. loop that takes you around the lake. There is a bit of elevation on the way up but levels off at the lake. Worth the little...More

1  Thank vacationgirl50
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Highway 26 to Mirror lake to Tom, Dick and Harry peak is an excellent day hike for views of Mt. Hood. Trail starts from highway with limited parking. Trail pass from National Forest Service is required, it can be purchased at many retail locations in...More

1  Thank Mark B
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This hike trailhead is in the process of being moved. We had a footbridge entrance. The hike up to the lake is shaded and is a mild rise but is all uphill. There are several switchbacks but they not steep ones. Once you get to...More

Thank LizaFly1266
Reviewed 12 September 2016

As a fit older person, I would say this hike to the lake was not very difficult, however, the real attraction for us was to continue up from the lake. This section of the hike was more taxing and steep, but from the top we...More

Thank bob l
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Keep your eyes peeled or you may miss the turn off for Mirror Lake. Parking can be limited especially in the morning; I recommend visiting after noon. There is no fee to park, but be sure to display yr park pass. The hike to the...More

1  Thank Louie M
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Joanie M
I went skiing this week and noticed the parking at trailhead is now a snow bank. Where is alternative parking for Mirror Lake?
14 January 2017|
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Response from Shuanna G | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but cannot answer that wueytionfor you
Is mirror lake swimmable from the trail?
30 May 2016|
Response from TNTGL | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Not sure you what you mean "from the trail," but if you hike the approx 1.5 miles from the trailhead to the lake, you could swim in the lake. The beach is very tiny, and there are also people fishing sometimes. Water... More