NW DESTINATIONS - BOGACHIEL RIVER TRAIL...0.6 MILES
MINK LAKE TRAIL
HIGH DIVIDE TRAIL
DEER LAKE TRAIL
DIRECTIONS TO : BOGACHIEL TRAILHEAD - MILEPOST 186
NEAREST CAMPGROUND: Bogachiel State Park (5 miles from trail head on Highway 101)
RANGER STATION : Pay phone, toilets, water and permit registration all located at or near Forks Ranger
Station - in town of Forks - No facilities at trailhead - is uneven widen pull off.
INFO ABOUT TRAIL :
Mink Lake Trail begins at the Sol Duc Hot Springs resort and climbs 1,400 feet in about 2.5 miles, through the
forest to the lake, which is stocked with eastern brook and lake trout. This is a lake in the final stages of
life. A portion of it is choked with grasses and other vegetation. Birds, including loons, are plentiful in this
marshy environment. The trail continues above Mink Lake, to the 4.3-mile mark where it intersects with the
Bogachiel (backcountry) Trail, at Little Divide. There is a small meadow at this point, offering good views of
nearby peaks, and several varieties of summer wildflowers.
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