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    Mirror Lake Trail

    Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon
    Distance1.3mi
    Elevation Gain693ft
    Trailhead Elevation3,454ft
    Top4,106ft
    Elevation Min/Max3450/4106ft
    Elevation Start/End3454/3454ft

    Mirror Lake Trail

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    Portland, OR
    Pathfinder | 180 pts
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    1/3/2010
    Great trail, although the parking is a little scary with semis whizzing by. Very well maintained and easy to follow all the way up to the lake and around. Don't let the "easy" rating lead you to believe you won't be breaking a significant sweat as you work your way up the switchbacks. The reported 700 foot climb feels considerably longer but it's worth the trip.
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    Portland, OR
    Pathfinder | 181 pts
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    1/1/2008
    Very nice trail, quite well packed by the time we arrived in the afternoon. We saw several people without snowshoes, but it would have been a slippery hike. The trail is well graded with switchbacks on the way up, just enough to get your blood pumping. Keep your eyes peeled, because there are a couple of magnificent views of Mt. Hood from both spots on the trail and the lake.
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    Charbonneau, OR
    Adventurer | 245 pts
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    1/13/2007
    A great snowshoe trail will awesome views from the south side of Mirror Lake (of hood). The parking lot can be sketchy as it fills up fast and is very close (like 10 ft) from hwy 26
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    Portland, OR
    Adventurer | 380 pts
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    12/4/2006
    The day I was here the trail was so well packed we didn't need snowshoes to get to the lake, but it was beautiful! Above the lake we needed them and had a blast exploring the hills above the bowl. Backcountry skiers and snowboarders had carved a few trails here which we used to scale the sides of the bowl to the west of the lake. The views are fantastic!
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    Portland, OR
    Pathfinder | 140 pts
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    1/21/2006
    Very good beginners trail. Long enough to have fun but not so long that beginners get frustrated. Uphill to the lake and downhill on the way back makes it a little challenging but easily doable even if you haven't been exercising recently. And the view of the lake covered with snow is beautiful.
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    Trail Information

    Mount Hood National Forest
    Nearby City
    Mount Hood National Forest
    Parks
    Dog-friendly
    Accessibility
    Moderate
    Skill Level
    Camping
    Additional Use
    Zigzag Ranger District, 503-622-3191, www.fs.usda.gov/mthood
    Local Contacts
    Green Trails Map 461 (Government Camp), USFS Mount Hood Wilderness, USGS Government Camp.
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