Mirror Lake-Meadow

Mirror Lake/Meadow

Yosemite National Park, California 95389
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This two-mile round-trip hike will take you about one hour. It is easy but can be snowy or icy in the winter.

While most of the year Mirror Lake is shallow, during the spring/summer snow runoff season it can swell in size.

Start at the Mirror Lake Trailhead. A paved trail leads directly to Mirror Lake. When you reach the stone bridge stay on the paved trail (the five-mile loop is not dog-friendly) and continue to Mirror Lake.

Dog Policy:
Leashed dogs allowed on two-mile trip to Mirror Lake

Help us keep this trail beautiful and dog-friendly:
• Always follow the posted rules as they may have changed
• Respect and protect wildlife and habitats
• Pack in and pack out, leaving only paw prints

Photo Credit: Petra Jagodic (CC)
Photo Credit: Petra Jagodic (CC)
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