Mink Lake Trail to Blackwood Lake is a 9.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Forks, Washington that features hot springs and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September.
Directions from junction of Highway 101 and Sol Duc River Road: Drive southward on the Sol Duc River Road 12 miles to Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort. Park in the day-use area. Mink Lake Trail begins at the end of parking lot located along cabins area.
Mink Lake trail is not the soft pine needle laiden trail it's sister trails are like Little Divide and Deer Lake. Prepare to take on rocky terrrain and creek washout trail. going up might be easier than coming down but at least you have the Sol Duc Hot Springs waiting for you.
This is a decent hike for the PNW. The view isn't spectacular but it is conveniently located near Sol Duc hot springs.