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Mirror Lake Trail, Stone Bridge - Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, CA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did both sides of this little lake on 2 consecutive days, after we decided that crossing on one of the dams was not worth the risk of falling in. From a photographers point of view, it does not disappoint and I'm sure thousands of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DirkW107
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not great. It’s a far walk to get to and there really isn’t a lake. I would skip it and do something else. The best part for me was the river you walk along to get to mirror lake.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank pupkinpie2
Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful walk through the trees along the river to mirror lake. We walked through the trail though there was a paved option on the other side. Total of 2 hours return trip. Visited in December with a bit of water in the lake. Nice spot...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sabaz11
Reviewed December 8, 2018

It was a nice trail which you can access by two ways. The trail is very accessible but it is recommended to take the trail rather than the road. Path through the woods is beautiful and refreshing. Check the weather before going as there was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank zoepham63
Reviewed November 19, 2018

Park at the stables. Most folks take the road in to Mirror Lake, but we enjoyed the path through the woods. For a more extended hike, you can go around the lake (still dry in mid-November 2018). Restrooms are available there. Beautiful views of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BobandDenise1979
Reviewed November 14, 2018

This walk is all in trees until you get to the lake - or empty pools! In October when we went there was no water in them, but they were still beautiful to see. However, walking in the trees is rather dull for me -...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CruisingClarkes
Reviewed November 12, 2018

In October the lake is dry so no water and no mirroring effect but on the short way there we got lucky and saw a mama bear and her cubs as well as a coyote! Magical.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Celine16868
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

I was convinced to go check out Mirror Lake by my server at the Majestic, Erika. Because I am unable to walk far distances I have a handicapped placard and was able to drive close to the lake. Others have to hike in a ways....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

There is no water in the lake. The hike on the trail was very nice. You can ride a bike on a parallel trail almost to the same spot, but hike it. Fairly easy hike, with lots of trail work done by park.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CavemanHHH
Reviewed October 15, 2018

I think I have just reviewed this elsewhere, we took a special trip to photograph a lake that had dried up so check what time of year you are planning your trip

Date of experience: October 2018
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