Trail Run Project Logo

Mirror Lake Trail

 4.4 (7)
Trail Mapped Wrong?

Length

4.0 Miles 6.4 Kilometers

98%

Runnable

Elevation

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

Conditions


Unknown

Getting forecast...

A magnificent tour trough Tenaya Canyon and around Mirror Lake.

Brian Smith

Overview

Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Lake — River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife [Add/Remove]
Dogs: No Dogs

Description [Suggest Changes]

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.

Contacts

Land Manager: NPS - Yosemite

You & This Trail


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 7 votes

#3906

Overall
  4.4 from 7 votes
5 Star
43%
4 Star
57%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#399

in California

#3,906

Overall
46 Views Last Month
509 Since May 7, 2015
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

29%
57%
0%
14%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running