Lovers Lane Trail - Mink Lake Trailhead, Photo Gallery, Olympic National Park, Washington
Lovers Lane Trail - Mink Lake Trailhead
Olympic National Park
The Lovers Lane Trail begins at the Mink Lake Trailhead within the Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort in Olympic National Park. This longer but lightly used approach to Sol Duc Falls is highlighted by magnificent old growth forests, river access suitable for fishing, a challenging ford across Hidden Creek, and a scenic bridge over Canyon Creek.
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Waterfalls just below the bridge at Canyon Creek
Thick rows of alder on the north end of the Lovers Lane Trail
Boardwalks lead over a tannin-infused bog into an old growth forest
Club moss draped on vine maple on the Lovers Lane Trail
The Hidden Creek ford may not be passable after heavy rain
The Sol Duc River is one of just a few places in Olympic where salmon run every season
The bridge over Canyon Creek
Rainfall totals and valley position are the primary distinctions between rainforests and old growth forests
Alder groves improve soil with their copious litter, enriching it with nitrogen compounds formed by symbiotic bacteria from nodules on their roots
The Lovers Lane trail traverses an old growth forest from Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort to Sol Duc Falls