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Mirror Lake Trail

Hood River, OR
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Easy hike with a rewarding view

A good little hike - quite crowded. You can swim in the lake while you enjoy the reflection of Mt... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Just not that impressed

Maybe it's because I've been recently spoiled with the spectacular scenery in the Canadian... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Located on the Mount Hood's north side.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“small lake” (5 reviews)
“easy hike” (7 reviews)
Hood River, OR

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Reviewed 4 days ago

A good little hike - quite crowded. You can swim in the lake while you enjoy the reflection of Mt. Hood.

Thank Nielsjespersen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe it's because I've been recently spoiled with the spectacular scenery in the Canadian Rockies/Glacier NP/Eastern Sierra in California, etc, that I did not find this hike impressive in the least. Parking for this trailhead is a nightmare. You have to get here early or...More

Thank OwlYaDoing
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to walk the trail to mirror lake and was so glad we did. We were rewarded with the most incredible images of Mount Hood reflected perfectly in the crystal clear mirror lake. A must do if you are in the area.

Thank Andrea R
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

There should be better signage off of highway 26. I was looking for a major entrance but there isn't one. The way up is steep and Rocky is some places. The path around the lake still had some snow and the board path on the...More

Thank Stephon C
Reviewed 3 June 2017

nice 1 1/2 mile hike to the lake - outstanding view of Mt. Hood - fantastic picture of reflection of mountain off the lake

1  Thank run4fun2
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Mirror Lake is on Hwy 26 on the way to Mt Hood. Hood River is on I-84 which runs along the Columbia River.

2  Thank Sally c
Reviewed 21 May 2017

The trail still has snow on it and the lake is mostly frozen. While the lower trail is mostly dry and clear, as you get about halfway up, it begins to be a mix of snow/mud. By the tine you get to the junction with...More

Thank EisBaer
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We visited the trail at Mirror Lake twice, once to scout for a portrait session and the second time with friends to shoot their photos! We loved the hike and the views at the end!

Thank Mallory M
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We did this hike on a very foggy day. The trailhead is right on the side of Highway 26. It came up quick, so we actually had to u-turn but there is a jersey wall divider so we had to u-turn again to get back...More

Thank cmiercz1
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Was lucky enough to show up the morning after it snowed. Mount Hood was only partly obscured by clouds which is a monumental achievement in the middle of November, and it reflected beautifully off of Mirror Lake. This is an easy hike that is all...More

Thank Neal B
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Joanie M
14 January 2017|
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Response from Shuanna G | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but cannot answer that wueytionfor you
30 May 2016|
Response from TNTGL | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Not sure you what you mean "from the trail," but if you hike the approx 1.5 miles from the trailhead to the lake, you could swim in the lake. The beach is very tiny, and there are also people fishing sometimes. Water... More