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Mirror Lake Trail

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Address: , Hood River, OR
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Activities: Hiking
Description: Located on the Mount Hood's north side.

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Worth the Trip But Get an Early Start

Parking at trailhead is at a premium but if you go early, it's worth the 3 mile round trip. Beautiful lake with great reflections of the mountain and trees.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Utica, New York

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Parking at trailhead is at a premium but if you go early, it's worth the 3 mile round trip. Beautiful lake with great reflections of the mountain and trees.

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long island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Our hiking book rated this as an "easy" hike. Only in Oregon, I submit, would this hike be rated "easy," but it is worth it. There are steady climbs followed by switchbacks, rustic log bridges crossing alpine streams. About a mile and a half after you begin, just when you are ready to give up, you get to the ring... More 

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Chicago
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Think the summer drought has taken its toll on the view. Lake was more like a pond and there was no view to be had although it was a sunny day. Nice hike there, but nothing to see, very disappointing.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The Mirror Lake trailhead is on the side of the highway and easy to miss unless you're looking out for the parked cars. My boyfriend and I did the hike with our dog and it took us about 30 mins to get to the lake. The lake itself was smaller than I thought and easy to walk around to the... More 

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Ocean City, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Very busy location with construction in the area- we decided to do the hike and started from parking area- nice incline with long switchbacks- it was a good distance up with a 700 ft rise to get to the top- the lake was decent but more like a pond in our findings. The trees had overgrown what must have been... More 

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Frisco, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

My wife and I hiked on the mirror lake trail. I enjoyed the walk through the forest of tall conifer trees as well as the view of ridges covered in evergreens rolling off into the horizon. The walk was great with forest views, however that rail is challenging. We were not able to find a parking place at first and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Though this is quite a lot of uphill climbing, the pay off is a great view of Mt. Hood in the reflection of a cool clear mountain lake suitable for dipping your feet and lots of photo ops.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The view of Mount Hood reflecting into Mirror Lake is unlike any other. Definitely worth the hike up, which in itself consisted of lots of beautiful green forests and mountain flowers. Great activity for any nature enthusiast. I'm no expert in plants, but I could tell that there was a huge amount of diversity in plant life throughout the hike.... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

As others have said, the parking right on 26 can be pretty full, even during the week. While it is a fairly short hike, the hike up to the lake, has a great deal of elevation gain, so be aware if you're not in good shape or have very small kids. I believe it was about a 2-3 mile hike,... More 

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Zurich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Take the short walk and you will find a wonderful view to Mount Hood whit an mirror of the montain in the lake!

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