Mink Lake Trail to Blackwood Lake

MODERATE 3 reviews
#109 of 178 trails in

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.

DISTANCE
9.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4501 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

hot springs

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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.

hiking
Tuesday, September 08, 2015

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.

Monday, September 01, 2014

This is a decent hike for the PNW. The view isn't spectacular but it is conveniently located near Sol Duc hot springs.

hiking
Sunday, January 05, 2014