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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 2 days ago

We started from the Majestic Hotel and most of the trail is smooth. The last half mile has the elevation gain over rock and up stairs. Much easier from the trailhead. Insect repellent is a MUST because the flies are constantly in your face. Bring...More

Thank pvnipper
Reviewed 2 days ago

Easy walk from the shuttle bus stop to the lake which was distinctly low in water. Pretty views of the surrounding mountains. Nice enough but there are much better walks in the valley

Thank Hepatacyte
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a nice, wooded hike. There are some low hills paved with sandy stones that can be slippery. Though it is rated and easy trail, my older parents found it to be difficult. For older folks, I would recommend walking on the paved road,...More

Thank Gastronormous
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a great starter hike to our trip, about a mile and a half from our campsite and relatively flat as it winds around the creek. Wildlife everywhere and a swim in the lake was refreshing after the hike. We realized after we got...More

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After a days full on hiking, Mirror Lake was a nice spot for the kids to swim to cool down and go a little wild. The shuttle bus took us to stop 17 and it is a 1 mile very easy walk from there -...More

Thank Helena L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Mirror lake is not really a lake and in mid July it's pretty dried up although there is enough in parts to take a dip. However if you are looking for reflections of the famous peaks implied by the name you will be disappointed. Other...More

Thank paxa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a good hike (2 miles round trip) and the view of the mountains are good. I was hoping for the reported "calm waters to see the reflection of the mountains". However when getting there I was a little disappointed to see dozens of children...More

Thank Brandon P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a good trail for families, older people and anyone a little unfit. Two options trek the one mile to Mirror lake , take a picnic, play in the river then head back, or continue on and walk around the lake which makes it...More

Thank ncleeo3
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are two paths, if you take the unpaved trail you get to the same lake, but its a much prettier path. The unpaved trail has a few rocky steps and it longer, but was worth it. My tender feet didn't like the rocky bottom...More

Thank vegewalk
Reviewed 1 week ago

I walked for miles to get here , then i realsied i could have hired a bike . You have a few options to gte here. Once here if you dont look at the lake from the right angle it looks like a swamp. Once...More

Thank RickX01
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