Mink Lake Trail has a total elevation difference of 2,790 feet which is higher than average. Some parts of this backcountry trail are much higher up than other parts of the backcountry trail which of course means you need to be prepared for different conditions on different parts of the backcountry trail. Mink Lake Trail is 7.8 miles long it's a mid length backcountry hike. This backcountry walk shouldn't take more than 7 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. Mink Lake Trail is a one trailhead great outdoors trail, so you'll be backcountry trekking it in and back out. This is a long backcountry hiking trail, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip.