Mirror Lake Trail
ElevationAscent: 250' 76 m
Descent: -226' -69 m
High: 4,158' 1,267 m
Low: 3,998' 1,218 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)
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“A magnificent tour trough Tenaya Canyon and around Mirror Lake.”— Brian Smith
Family Friendly An easy trail with exhibits along the way and great views of Mirrow Lake.
Mirror Lake has little water much of the year and, while pleasant at any time of year, it is fullest in spring and early summer, when Tenaya Creek flows freely with fresh snowmelt. When water is calm, the lake offers beautiful reflections of surrounding cliffs. Exhibits along the trail tell the story of Mirror Lake's lake-to-meadow succession, and also highlight some of the cultural history of the area. Mirror Lake is often referred to as Mirror Meadow in late summer due to the lack of water and the influx of grasses and sandy areas.
Land Manager: NPS - Yosemite