The total elevation difference for Mirror Lake Trail is 676 feet which is a lower than average number. This hiking trail is not that long but you should still bring some emergency supplies just in case something happens. This vicinity does get very dry sometimes, so do check for current fire restrictions before you go if you plan to bring a stove or make a camp fire. There's not much difference in elevation along the backpacking and hiking trail which means the conditions are about the same from start to finish. You should count on this hike taking about 1.5 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. This wilderness hiking trail has only one trailhead, so you'll be backpacking it in and back out. Being 1.6 miles long it's shorter than many backpacking and hiking trails.