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Mirror Lake Trail

Hood River, OR
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Ranked #5 of 22 attractions in Hood River
Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
Description: Located on the Mount Hood's north side.
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Dallas, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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
28 helpful votes 28 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
68 helpful votes 68 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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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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29 helpful votes 29 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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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
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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