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Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail

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Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail

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RonCo893 wrote a review Sep 20
Fairfax, California222 contributions29 helpful votes
Always a nice hike to Mirror Lake. Easy and Flat Terrain. Unfortunately no water in the lake in September.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Leslie Y wrote a review Aug 2020
Los Angeles, California14 contributions1 helpful vote
Mirror Lake in August is a dry trail, easy hike and at the end of the "lake" (also dry in August) is a stream you can cool off in, with a spectacular view of Half Dome up close. Best to take this hike early morning or late afternoon as it's just very hot in summer. This is a good novice hike.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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JPatti1 wrote a review Jul 2020
Chicago, Illinois100 contributions32 helpful votes
Not much of a hike or much of a view, at least not until you hit the part of the trail after the lake (pond?) called Mirror Lake. Is a fine walk for a down day between days with more vertical hiking, but not a destination hike in its own right.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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B T wrote a review Jul 2020
13 contributions6 helpful votes
Without the shuttles (COVID), we did have a bit of a walk just to get to the trail. You can take the road up (lots of bikers chose this) or there is a trail. We took the trail (be sure to keep left on the trail at the beginning - we cut back right and ended up going the wrong way). The first part of the trail is pleasant as it meanders through the forest. After about a mile you reach a swimming hold that you may think is the lake. It was packed with swimmers and looked a bit dirty. Keep going! Another quarter mile will get you to the actual mirror lake but it's mostly dried up by July, so not much to look at. Keep going! Another 1.5 miles or so (including a stretch through a recent stark-white rockslide) will get you to the bridge at the top of the loop overlooking an awesome mountain stream. The first day we went we had the whole thing to ourselves. We put our feet in and sat for awhile. It was blissful. We decided to come back another day with bathing suits and spend a couple hours - unfortunately we had a couple other groups already there, but there's plenty of room. Clear, crisp pools you can sit or splash around in, or do some creek walking (but be careful it's slippery). It's a great place to relax for awhile. Continue down the path for a couple miles to get back. No major inclines, though it is a bit rolling at times. Our creek day was probably my favorite at Yosemite!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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“...and I must go” wrote a review Jul 2020
47 contributions6 helpful votes
We took our four kids, ages 5-12, it was not hard, and it was beautiful. There’s a beautiful trail that you can take in the right just before the bridge, and it’s much more enjoyable than the just walking along the road. When you see the lake keep going another 100 yards to where our favorite part was just above it at the sandy creek that feeds into it. Beautiful spot with a majestic view of Half Dome! Bring a chair and just sit in awe of the mountain as your kids enjoy the 6 inch deep clear water. We sat there for a few hours not wanting to leave.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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