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Mirror Lake Trail

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

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Nice Hike... In the clouds

This was a fu hike with switchbacks, rocks, and a beautiful lake waiting for you at the top. Signs along the trail encourage you to take care of this precious environment... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
kokua5
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Hartford, Connecticut
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Cleveland, Oh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lake popular for campers and fisherman. It is a long drive from Hood River and you will end up in a large pond, with limited views and an average trail around the lake. I do not recommend it, unless you go camping (and there are better places to do it)

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Santa Clara, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hike was fun and little challenging as there was constant elevation. Took about 50 minutes to get to the lake. The lake was more the size of a pond. The views were not remarkable. I feel this can be done more for the hike than for the views. If you are expecting a great view of Mount Hood, then... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fu hike with switchbacks, rocks, and a beautiful lake waiting for you at the top. Signs along the trail encourage you to take care of this precious environment. Unfortunately, Mt. Hood was behind the clouds for us. :-(. On the way down you could see the clouds as we walked down through the switchbacks. Even if we... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Steady uphill trail with many switchbacks and a gorgeous view to reward you! Parking is limited and tricky, but this hike is definitely worth it. At 4 miles it doesn't take up too much of your day :)

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Carlisle, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The trails here are very well maintained, making for a relatively easy hike, although you do gain several hundred feet of elevation. The lake, the ultimate destination, is a beautiful spot and if you're lucky enough to have clear skies, you get a great view of Mt Hood.

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PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

This is not a difficult trail and is worth your time. Bring bug repellent as we were besieged by mosquitos near the lake itself. Unfortunately it was drizzly and we only had partial if any views of MT Hood, but a nice walk either way.

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Waterbury, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

The mostly flat trail circles Mirror Lake, with plenty of wildflowers in the spring. We had the trail mostly to ourselves for most of the afternoon's hike.

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We took the +/- 3 mile around Mirror Lake - it was worth every footstep; particularly when you had the awesome view of Mt. Hood. The trail was easy to follow and well maintained. It is a trail worth taking - we didn't find it particularly difficult. Would I recommend it - yes, indeed. Our biggest problem was finding a... More 

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Tukwila, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Very nice and easy to walk up-to Mirror Lake. My family went when the weather was mostly cloudy but it hardly rained so we enjoyed the trail very much. Lots of people but not overly crowded, you'll meet a couple of hikers here and there. Once you reach the magnificent Mirror Lake and walk a little further you'll read a... More 

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Portland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

We took this trail and what a pleasure! It was longer than I expected and harder than it looked - a lot of switchbacks and rocky locations to walk over. This is not a fast trail as you need to be in decent shape and ability to make it too the lake. However, it is worth the effort as the... More 

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