Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, Yosemite National Park

#8 of 22 in Nature in Yosemite National Park
Water Body · Nature / Park
Hike around Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail and take in the beautiful scenery, including surrounding cliffs. In spring or early summer, the water swells and offers fantastic reflections, while during the low season it is playfully called "Mirror Meadow." No matter when you visit, the area offers plenty of tranquility. During your walk, be sure to check out the informational panels alongside the trail, which discuss the lake's seasonal qualities and some of the area's cultural history. Remember to wear comfortable hiking shoes and take plenty of water. To visit Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail and get the most from your holiday in Yosemite National Park, create itinerary details personal to you using our Yosemite National Park day trip planning website.
Create an itinerary including Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
818 reviews
  • Parked rental bikes before the hill and walked up to the lake. Early morning crowd was minimal but picked up as we were heading out. The “lake” was very dry and more of a stream but it has been a dry....  more »
  • The hike is considered easy to moderate, and is not very long. The views on the hike are not much but once you get to Mirror Lake its a nice place for some pictures. I stopped and at lunch there...  more »
  • The water level was a bit low but it was still as gorgeous as ever. Try to take the trail from the visitor center that is for the bicycles if you’re not into hiking. I took the trail from lower falls and it was brutal but obviously was a lot more fun.
  • Probably the best pictures we took in Yosemite. Gotta be lucky with the sunlight and weather though. Best photo spot was from a little bridge.

Plan your trip to Yosemite National Park

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.