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Easy Hike and awesome view

This place is awesome. It is super busy, being that so many people know about it. The views are... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Portland, Oregon
Worth the climb for the views

It's about a mile and half to the lake and much of it is a reasonable climb. My wife's fit bit said... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
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Located on the Mount Hood's north side.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“small lake” (6 reviews)
“easy hike” (10 reviews)
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Hood River, OR

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

This place is awesome. It is super busy, being that so many people know about it. The views are awesome and the hike is beyond easy.

Thank TrevorMcBride
Reviewed 15 October 2017

It's about a mile and half to the lake and much of it is a reasonable climb. My wife's fit bit said she had climbed 98 flights of stairs and she was puffing along the way up. Unfortunately the weather wasn't great so the views...More

Thank IRBDave
Reviewed 9 October 2017

The hike to Mirror lake is only 1.5 miles each way, that's including doing the entire loop around the lake. It is pretty much uphill the whole way, mostly it's switchbacks through the Forest. We went on a cool cloudy morning, the weather was beautiful....More

2  Thank Jade M
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

The reception desk clerk at our hotel told us about this hike. OMG, I am so grateful! It's a bit of an uphill, but well worth it. Not a very long trail and can easily be done in an hour. Make sure to plan for...More

Thank April H
Reviewed 15 September 2017

A very great view of Mt Hood between the trees, and against the lake. Lots of people fishing in the lake, and pets along with them. Lots of camping spots all around the lake if you choose to do that. The trail that goes around...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 27 August 2017

It was cloudy and misting rain, so we did not get to see the mirror image of Mt Hood reflecting in the lake. This was described to us by the park service, as a trail "just off the road"...it is, but also very easy and...More

1  Thank got2bebiking
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Relatively short and moderate to easy sloped hike with switchbacks. Great spots for photos of Mt Hood at the lake.

1  Thank winetaster2014
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

I visited lake trail in July 2017. Although, don't expect long hiking (as it's hardly 1.5 miles) but elevation is good. View near mirror lake and view of mount hood just looks awesome. Thanks, Khushan

1  Thank Khushan A
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Well worth the hike to see some amazing views of Mt Hood. Took a little longer than expected, got to be a bit much for our four your old. Not strenuous, do wear sensible footwear. Get your parks daily park first, sold in stores and...More

Thank Rancho H
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This is an easy scenic hike up to Mirror Lake. The first hike that us "flat-landers" did on our vacation to Mt Hood area. Only problem is very limited parking at the trailhead...you need to get there by 8 am to find parking.

Thank AreWeThereYet500
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Joanie M
13 January 2017|
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Response from Shuanna G | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but cannot answer that wueytionfor you
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Response from teresa9093 | Reviewed this property |
yes you can swim in that lake.