Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, Yosemite National Park

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#10 of 14 in Nature in 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. Put Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail at the forefront of your travel plans using our Yosemite National Park travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 14, 2017
    This is a nice, wooded hike. There are some low hills paved with sandy stones that can be slippery. Though it is rated and easy trail, my older parents found it to be difficult. For older folks, I wou...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    This was a great starter hike to our trip, about a mile and a half from our campsite and relatively flat as it winds around the creek. Wildlife everywhere and a swim in the lake was refreshing after t...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    After a days full on hiking, Mirror Lake was a nice spot for the kids to swim to cool down and go a little wild. The shuttle bus took us to stop 17 and it is a 1 mile very easy walk from there - tarma...  more »

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Yosemite National Park offers something for everyone. Choose from upscale or historic hotels, a well-appointed lodge, motel rooms, rustic cabins, canvas tent cabins, and developed campgrounds. Yosemite Village in the heart of the valley is the most convenient place to stay, but other accommodations line the roads leading to the village. If you can't secure a place inside the park, try the various lodges, inns, bed and breakfasts, cabins, cottages, and motels on the roads leading in from the west. Staying any further out can cost you valuable time that you could be spending hiking, biking, and sightseeing. To escape from the crowds in the valley, reserve a campsite at Crane Flat or Hodgdon Meadow, which are far enough out to provide solitude but close enough to reach major valley attractions in less than half an hour. Campgrounds along Tioga Road see even fewer crowds. If you plan to visit in summer, you must reserve accommodations (even campsites) well in advance, as Yosemite remains extremely popular with both visitors from afar and those based in California.
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