Just a short jaunt from the ranger cabin at Indian Henry's Hunting Grounds is Mirror Lakes, a beautiful little tarn that, in the right weather, reflects Rainier's west-facing slopes beautifully.
From the cabin at Indian Henry's Hunting Ground, head north on the Wonderland Trail. If you're coming southbound on the Wonderland, you'll see the junction for Mirror Lakes before reaching this cabin. This intersection is signed, but the sign is low to the ground, so can be easy to miss.
Turn east, and follow the trail to Mirror Lakes, about a mile from the Wonderland Trail. Even if it's a cloudy day and you won't get the reflection, it's worth a side trip in the summer and fall, since huckleberries line the trail on both sides and you can stuff your mouth as well as any water bottles or other containers you may have brought for just that purpose.
While the actual side trip to Mirror Lakes is only two miles roundtrip, depending on where you start, you have between a 5 to 6.5 mile approach to the intersection. Take this into consideration when planning your hike.
- 14.0 miles, roundtrip
- Elevation Gain
- 3,900 feet
- Highest Point
- 5,400 feet
Hiking Mirror Lakes
Map & Directions
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