Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, Yosemite National 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 .
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  • I was delighted to find a beautiful trail that tested me enough (age 53 out of shape) to make me feel like I was really 'doing a hike in Yosemite' but not actually going to die... there are parts of b...  more »
  • We hiked this early morning and had it to ourselves. It does become crowded later in the day as there are some popular shot-spots along the trail.  more »
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  • 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.

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