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Mirror Lake Trail

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Length


4.0 Miles 6.4 Kilometers


250' 76 m

Ascent

-226' -69 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

4,158' 1,267 m

High

3,998' 1,218 m

Low

Shared By Brian Smith

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Minor Issues 90 days ago
Some Mud - Small pools of water on trail History

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A magnificent tour trough Tenaya Canyon and around Mirror Lake.

Brian Smith

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly An easy trail with exhibits along the way and great views of Mirrow Lake.

Description

The loop follows Tenaya Creek beyond the lake, and crosses two bridges after the Snow Creek Trail junction before returning past Mirror Lake on the south side of Tenaya Canyon. (There is no safe access to the north side of Mirror Lake directly from the south side of the loop, except via bridges at the west and east ends of the trail).

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.

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Land Manager: NPS - Yosemite

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  4.6 from 10 votes

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