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“Very peaceful!”

Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail
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US$90.00*
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Yosemite Valley Tour
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Natural Wonders of Yosemite Tour from San Francisco
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Owner description: This clear lake is a popular hiking spot.
San Diego, CA
Level 6 Contributor
274 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Very peaceful!”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Well worth the hike. This hike can be done in about an hour and is a great "starter" hike in Yosemite. There is a bit of a climb, but it is very manageable. Arriving at the lake you get an immediate "peaceful" feeling. Great place to plan to sit and have lunch!

Visited May 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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“Name is deceiving but worth the visit”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

It hasn't been a mirror lake in many years. There are wide stretches of the creek that are calm and you can find places to take photos of reflected mountains, sky and trees. But the lake is evolving into a meadow. Hike the full loop around or go one side part way, the views are worthwhile.

Visited April 2014
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Conway, Arkansas
Level 5 Contributor
93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Not like it used to be”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

There has not been much rain so there is no lake just a few ponds around. Not worth the hike. Better things to see

Visited May 2014
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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126 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Crystal clear mirror lake”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

This is a very easy flat hike and the kids enjoyed playing football while walking to mirror lake ! You can see views of half dome while walking to the lake and you can see a very clear reflection on the lake of all the surrounding mountains. The water is crystal clear. It is really beautiful and tranquil here, a perfect place for family photographs !

Visited April 2014
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Sunnyvale, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Nice little hike”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

From the bus stop, there are 2 ways to this hike, one is the paved road and other is the trail that goes parallel to the road... If you try the trail be aware that once you reach to the mirror lake and you want to get across the lake, there is absolutely no good place to cross the waters , you will have to cross it through the lake and the water is very cold.... but if you don't cross, you won't get the actual mirror view of the lake :)


I've done this hike from both sides and its a nice little hike with good views and easy return of investment (of time and efforts)

Visited May 2014
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