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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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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This was stop 1 from Portland for the area, then onto lunch at Goverment Camp area, up to Timberline lodge to look at summer skiers and Mt Hood up and close, and then to Hood River to check out the water sports before returning to PDX for a great dinner (at Pok Pok). This was a great way to start... More

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Mpls.
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

The mirror lake part of the trail is pretty easy. If you can handle a tougher hike, continue on UP. It gets more difficult with steep inclines and some scary ledges, but the top is magnificent. You can see Hood, Rainier, and Adams. Very cool!

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IL
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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10 attraction reviews
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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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