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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  • After 45 plus years, Mirror Lake still gives it her best. It’s changed a lot in 40+ years, but I have images from the identical location since 1973. Last week the mirror image was fine as it was...  more »
  • It was a really hot day but luckily this walk to Mirror Lake had lots of shady spots on route. Easy hike. The shore of Mirror Lake was a great place to spot climbers on half dome. Beautiful, peaceful....  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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