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  • Address: Mirror Lake, Yosemite National Park, CA, USA
Located in Yosemite Valley, Mirror Lake is famous for its reflections of Half Dome and Mount Watkins when the water level is high enough; to be fair, it's more of a pond than a lake. But it's a pretty pond that can be accessed by an easy two-mile round trip stroll from the valley floor.

If photographs are what you're looking to capture, be sure to visit in the spring and early summer; birders will enjoy catching glimpses of white-headed woodpeckers and martens. If you’d prefer a circumferential view of the lake, there’s a five-mile (eight kilometer) loop hike that is sure to satisfy.

Practical Info

The Mirror Lake Trailhead is located at shuttle stop #17; a paved trail will take you directly to the lake. To access the loop, take a right at the stone bridge. Visit on a calm day in spring or summer for the best reflections of Half Dome and Mount Watkins.

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Yosemite Valley Tour, Yosemite National Park, null

Yosemite Valley Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

The Yosemite Valley Adventure Tour is a tour of the Yosemite Valley highlighting major points of interest and visiting popular locations you will later dream ...  Read more

Location: Yosemite Valley, California
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $110.00
Private Full Day in Yosemite National Park from San Francisco, San Francisco, Hiking & Camping

Private Full Day in Yosemite National Park from San Francisco

This is a Private Tour up to 7 persons only! NOT A BUS TOUR ! With private luxury transport and chauffeur concierge for the day, escape from San Francisco ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $249.00

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