Mink Lake Loop Trail

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Mink Lake Loop Trail ist ein 17.2 Meilen langer Rundweg in der Nähe von La Pine, Oregon. Er führt entlang eines Sees, durch schönen Wald und es gibt schöne Wildblumen. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als schwierig einzustufen. Hier kann hervorragend gewandert werden. Hunde sind auf diesem Weg erlaubt.

Entfernung: 17.2 miles Höhenunterschied: 2,391 feet Routentyp: Rundweg

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Wildblumen

wandern
käfer
4 months ago

Just hiked it on Labor Day weekend. The lake is breathtaking! We camped 2 nights on the lakeshore and only ran into a couple of other groups. The water is clear and kinda warm for a mountain lake. The only downer was that the mosquitoes were still around (although in manageable numbers). Not sure why it’s labeled as “hard” we found the trail to be quite easy. I will absolutely be doing this one again in the future

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sturmholz
6 months ago

We turned this into a two-night backpacking trip. Technically, we started at the Lucky Lake trailhead, which was a few miles south of the Six Lakes trailhead on the Cascade Lakes Hwy. A few years ago, I tried to do this trek during Memorial Day, which was far too early in the season (snow). We encountered next to zero snow (there was a small patch between Lucky Lake and Senoj (it was melted on the way back). Starting from the trailhead around 3:30pm, we stopped and camped for the night at Senoj Lake, which was nice after the trek over Williamson Mountain (this is probably the most elevation-intensive section of the trails that we encountered). We spent the night with the

rucksacktour
Sun Jul 08 2018

It was a fantastic trip do you only thing I would recommend taking this trip in July is lots of mosquito repellent

wandern
Mon Jul 02 2018

I hiked to Mink Lake in late June, on a sunny and only slightly breezy day. I mentioned the breeze because the combination of June and countless lakes, ponds, bogs, etc ,makes for legions of mosquitoes and other assorted "bugs". I came prepared with Deet and a mosquito net; both were put to constant and good use! There is ample parking (plus a pit toilet) at the trailhead. The trail sign say "SIX LAKES TRAIL" and mentions Doris Lake, Blow Lake and the junction with the PCT at 6 miles (both heading out and coming back, this section barely clocked at 5.5 miles). As others have mentioned, the trail (or trails) are well graded and well maintained (even if vegetation was encroaching in places around Mink lake). The whole route is pretty much going through forested areas and I did not have to worry about sunscreen (stopping in open areas for a while may change that). The elevation profile shows that the first section (from parking lot to PCT) is a long and sustained ascent (3+ miles) followed by a 1.5 miles drop to the PCT junction. At the PCT, I deviated from the direct route and continued west on the PCT to visit Horseshoe lake (instead of heading directly to Porky lake). This brought the total distance out-and-back to just short of 21 miles. On this bright sunny June Saturday, I only met two other people during the course of the 11 hours on the trail; both were PCT section hikers on their way north. No campers, no one fishing. This does not appears to be a high traffic area -- it could also be because there are really not many "views" to speak of beyond the lakes and a few and brief views of the Sisters and Bachelor. Mink Lake is definitely worth the visit. It feels like a "little Waldo" - minus the crowds -- with deep clean waters, forested shores, a trail along its shoreline. There are a few primitive, but very good, campsites just off the trail (there might be more if you go a bit off trail but I did not check). The size of the lake and the lay of the land did allow for an afternoon breeze to come through and push the mosquitoes away. There is an old shelter, quite dilapidated, on the southeast corner of the lake, with camping spots around too (the shelter itself does not offer much with half the roof gone and only two walls standing.

rucksacktour
Mon Sep 18 2017

Awesome lake! Super pristine water and not a terrible climb to get there. We actually backpacked in with the intent of camping at Cliff Lake, but there wasn't a decent place close to the lake to camp, so we continued to Porky Lake and did Mink Lake as a day hike. Next time I'll skip Porky and head right to Mink Lake.

rucksacktour
Fri Jul 28 2017

Mink Lake is a beautiful location. The hike in is equally impressive, high desert, lakes, meadows, long ascents and descents, and quiet. We encountered three groups on our hike, all on the trail. The lake was cool, refreshing, and crystal clear. We tried our hands at fishing, and despite seeing them rise we had no luck. Mosquitos were brutal on the hike and at the lake so plan on taking some form of repellant. We used spray and the sweating caused it to wear off quite quickly. Despite the bites I will be visiting Mink Lake again in the near future with our son.

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3 months ago

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wandern
4 months ago

aufgezeichnet Blow Lake

wandern
Sat Sep 29 2018

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