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There should be better signage off of highway 26. I was looking for a major entrance but there... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stephon C
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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would highly recommend if clear & sunny day

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
St. George Island, Florida
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Located on the Mount Hood's north side.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 weeks ago

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

Thank run4fun2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Sally c
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 29 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 18 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
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Mirror Lake has a accessible trail suitable for most around the entire circumference of this gorgeous lake. Rumored that the legendary Big Foot has been seen by locals in this area. Take your camera, shoot some photos of this lake and beautiful trial then on...More

2  Thank Shuanna G
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Easy hike for some wonderful views of Mt Hood especially on a sunny day. This is a 3 mi. loop that takes you around the lake. There is a bit of elevation on the way up but levels off at the lake. Worth the little...More

1  Thank vacationgirl50
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Highway 26 to Mirror lake to Tom, Dick and Harry peak is an excellent day hike for views of Mt. Hood. Trail starts from highway with limited parking. Trail pass from National Forest Service is required, it can be purchased at many retail locations in...More

1  Thank Mark B
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Joanie M
I went skiing this week and noticed the parking at trailhead is now a snow bank. Where is alternative parking for Mirror Lake?
14 January 2017|
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Response from Shuanna G | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but cannot answer that wueytionfor you
Is mirror lake swimmable from the trail?
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