26E216 - Mirror Lake Trail

5/5 (17 reviews)
Shaver Lake, California (Fresno County)
Last Updated: 06/18/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

This high mountain lake trail adds extra pucker factor with its steep, rocky, off camber winch hill where winch posts have been drilled and set in the rocks at two locations. Mirror Lake Trail is a hardcore rock crawling 4x4 trail that runs from Strawberry Lake Trail, near Sand Flats, to Mirror Lake at its north end. Rock crawling, swimming, fishing, camping and lake side relaxation in the high mountains of the Sierra National Forest make for one of the most challenging and rewarding 1.3 miles you can run. Mirror Lake Trail is one of many 4x4 trails in the Red Mountain off-road trail network which sits northeast of Shaver Lake and Southeast of Huntington Lake.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Mirror Lake Trail is open 06/15-11/01 each year, but this is subject to extended closures / delayed openings. Forest Service Trail Status Mirror Lake Trail starts from the easy, but rocky and slow going Strawberry Lake Trail. A couple gradual increases in the difficulty of rock obstacles build up to the long, steep Winch Hill starting at Waypoint 5. Large boulders, tight squeezes around trees, steep descents, and steep climbs are continuous through out this trail. The more substantial obstacles are included in the waypoints below, but be prepared for continuous crawling until you reach the camping area at Mirror Lake. Once you reach the Lake, take some time to relax before you have to climb back up what you just came down.

Trail Reviews

5/5 (17 reviews)
G. Martin
Official Crew
60000
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/18/2022

Opened on time this year 👍
Trail Review: 26E216 - Mirror Lake Trail - G. Martin
G. Martin
Official Crew
60000
Status: Open
Visited: 06/15/2022

open
G. Martin
Official Crew
60000
Status: Open
Visited: 09/15/2021

The Forest Service will end the regional closure order affecting this trail at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 15.
G. Martin
Official Crew
60000
Status: Temporary Closure
Visited: 08/31/2021

The Forest Service has temporary closed all of the National Forests in California. This closure will is from Aug. 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. through September 17, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
G. Martin
Official Crew
60000
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/29/2021

We went in Red, Coyote and Mirror Lake for a few days and had thunder, rain and hail. Mirror was extra slippery and dug out the big hill where there’s a new sign to warn about the the difficulty.
Trail Review: 26E216 - Mirror Lake Trail - G. Martin

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