NW DESTINATIONS - MINK LAKE TRAIL...2.6 MILES
DIRECTIONS TO : SOL DUC TRAILHEAD - MILEPOST 219
NEAREST CAMPGROUND: Sol Duc (west end of Lake Crescent)
RANGER STATION : Pay phone, toilets, water and permit registration all located at or near Eagle King Ranger Station.
INFO ABOUT TRAIL :
VARIOUS COMMENTS :
...Mink Lake Trail begins at the Sol Duc Resort and climbs 1400' in 2.5 miles through dense forest to the lake. Trout fishing.
...Mink Lake (5 miles/8 km round trip. Elevation gain 1450 feet/440 meters). covering 10.6 acres, is fairly shallow and marshy. Herons as well as people come here to catch the sporadically cooperative trout. In late July a brilliant display of white buckbean flowers fills the lake's marshy areas, and in early August blue huckleberries are abundant along the forested shore. It is a steady, but not steep, climb to Mink Lake.
...Portions of the trail are rocky, so boots or sturdy shoes are recommended.
...This trail begins at the opposite end of the resort clearing from the lodge and pools.
...This is a long climb up to Mink Lake, where herons are known to pursue an elusive trout or two. In late summer, brilliant buckbean flowers fill the marshy edges of the lake, and huckleberries are abundant.