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“paved road”(32 reviews)
This clear lake is a popular hiking spot.
Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, CA
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All reviews easy hike paved road beautiful reflections nice hike the shuttle bus stop small lake north dome late summer surrounding mountains views of half dome miles round trip mile hike reflecting trail watkins tenaya photos
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Reviewed yesterday

I think I have just reviewed this elsewhere, we took a special trip to photograph a lake that had dried up so check what time of year you are planning your trip

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 5 days ago

4 Stars because it looks amazing online but that is during spring/summer. I came early October and there was zero water. None. It was completely dried up and that was to be expected but was still a little disappointing. Very easy hike from the valley....More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The 4stars are for what it would be if there was water. We came during fall break (oct 11th) and it was absolutely dry. Not checking out if there was water or not, we did the hike, thinking how could a lake dry up? It...More

Thank Sawadeeann
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The interesting part about Yosemite is that at certain times of the year some of the waterfalls and lakes are dry. We took a 2 mile walk to Mirror Lake through very nice wooded area and at times a bit of climbing, when we reached...More

Thank Angiefl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The meadow trail is relatively short and easy, overall not a very exciting hike - good for little kids being flat and maybe a good way to teach them some basics for hiking. There are a few nice views along the loop and one great...More

Thank twm50
Reviewed 6 September 2018

We were in Yosemite National Park in July 2018 and on our 3rd day we went to Mirror Lake. We took Valley Shuttle and got down at Mirror Lake stop. There were two paths for going to lake- one is asphalt road and another is...More

Reviewed 29 August 2018

This was a nice hike and what we saw was beautiful. We were disappointed to get to the end and there was very little to no water in the lake. It had already dried up. The meadow was beautiful and glad we took the hike.

1  Thank Barb G
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Start at Mirror Lake Trailhead, paves path leads to Mirror Lake. The loop follows Tenaya Creel beyond the lake, and crosses two bridges after Snow Creek Trail junction. The pool itself is great for picnic, tubing, floating or any other fun activity.

Thank SDR007
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

In summer the lake is increasingly drying up as it moves towards permanent meadow, this means you have a fair,y average walk to an unspectacular end point, which for Yosemite puts it towards the bottom half In spring this will yield the photos you want,...More

1  Thank MLAJF
Reviewed 25 July 2018

A forest ranger leads a hike of this area. No one else that hiked at the same time as my friend and I, availed themselves of the ranger hike. Their loss and our gain!!! The hike was very informative and the ranger knew the trail...More

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