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Mirror Lake Trail

Hood River, OR
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Ranked #5 of 23 Attractions in Hood River
Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
Description: Located on the Mount Hood's north side.
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Calgary, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Hiked with my small dogs on a lovely, sunny, hot day in September. Even on a Monday lots of people though certainly not too crowded. Very easy to follow trail that goes around lake

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Seguin
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I give this a 4.. It was not a 4 this day..because of the wind.. But over all it is always a 4. Nice hike.. Some say it's an easy trail.. For the most part it is.. By with the elevation I would not call it easy. Its a great place to hang out.. If the wind is not blowing..... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
29 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The mostly uphill hike on the way to the scenic but small Mirror Lake. Go early before the fog sets in for the best view of Mt Hood. Trail is very easy to follow and is about 3 miles round trip. Some rustic campsite by the lake but mostly was alone once we made it to the lake. Saw several... More

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Oregon City, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

There is very limited parking and you must get a day permit if you don't have an annual permit to park. This was my first time hiking to this lake. I felt it was steep but a nice trail. The lake is small and lots of bugs along the muddy lake edge. Lots of little fish were jumping up at... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Easy to access, under 3 miles, shaded, not too steep, and a nice view as pay off. We hiked with our 9 month old in a chid carrier pack. Note that you are supposed to have a Northwest Forest Pass ($5) left on your windshield when you hike. We didn't know that and decided just to chance it. No ticket... More

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Dallas, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was nicely scenic and although classified easy there is a gradual elevation all change. The length makes this trail a good one for family. The lake (pond) was picturesque and if a reasonably clear day, we understand the mirror reflects the view of Mt Hood. Our day was all low clouds making visibility at times limited.

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Houston, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Pretty easy hike (1.5 miles each) way and not too steep. Trail was in great shape, but too many roots and rocks for even an "offroad" type stroller. We had a 1.5 year old with us and just carried him up there and back. We saw a lot of people (sunday trail was busy) with dogs and small children. Although... More

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Peoria, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Was not very impressed with the lake probably because the reviews were so good we were just expecting something more. It was pretty, but small. We continued up the trail (Tom, Dick & Harry Mountain) after the lake not quite sure where we were heading and went on an awesome trail. This was an awesome trail, steep climb, with incredible... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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
30 helpful votes 30 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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