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Mirror Lake Trail

Hood River, OR
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Ranked #6 of 22 attractions in Hood River
Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
Description: Located on the Mount Hood's north side.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

the trails is maintained very well, mostly shaded, easy path also for small kids. However expecting to see a lake in the end may cause a disappointment...its more of a small pond than a lake...

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Dallas, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

This hike is not terribly difficult and is quite beautiful once you get to the lake. It's perhaps a 2-3 mile round trip hike through a beautiful forest. Like many of the hikes and recreation sites - there is a $5 daily fee for access - for Mirror Lake, you 'd have to buy your permit in town. If you... More

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Washougal, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Like the nearby Gorge trails, this one gets plenty of visitors. We visited on a recent sunny Saturday, and were lucky that it wasn't too crowded. We enjoyed the shady uphill trail mostly in the trees. The lake itself is pretty but the shore is a little mucky and the few nice spots were occupied, so we didn't linger. We... More

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Took our girls and it was an easy hike. Parking is crazy so be prepared. Mirror lake is beautiful and lush vegetation along the trail. It was a great family trek. We will return and do the tom dick Harry trail before we leave...

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Perhaps in comparison to other trails hiked by experienced hikers, this trail is 'easy', but if you are not used to the altitude and constant uphill, navigating rocks and roots on the trail the whole way, you would probably think of this hike as moderate. (I speed walk and lift wights, but found it decidedly moderate) If the breeze is... More

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ddd
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This is a great short hike, about 3 miles roundtrip with an easy extension to make it about 6-7 miles. Parking is tight, get there early or late in the afternoon if you can in the summer and if possible find a day wtih the sun on Mt. Hood so you get the great reflection. Check out drinks or dinner... More

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Mount Hood Parkdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This is a great hike to see a very pretty lake at the foot of Mt. Hood . there is another trail once there tom,dick and hairy takes you to the top and you over look the lake and can see Mt. hood and many other mountains from on top.This is a very well traveled hike so start early and... More

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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This is a VERY POPULAR hike. The parking area on summer weekends gets very crowded (and dangerous due to HWY 35). Beautiful little hike to the lake. The lake is beyond picturesque. You can take AMAZING photos in the morning before the crowds arrive. Trail is not difficult. You can make it more challenging by going past the lake and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

I read on two different websites that this trail is easy, however, I would definitely consider it moderate. In order to get to the lake it's all switchbacks going uphill; enough to make you sweat a little but when you see the mountain it's totally worth it. You have to get half way around the lake before the mountain is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

It was 45 minutes in and 30 minutes back - you might want to reconsider if you have small children. The water was so very clean - you can drink from the river and swim in it. Beware the wasps! When you get there, Mt. Hood looks awesome.

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