Hike to Lena Lake

5 Miles Round Trip - 1300 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Lena Lake Trail #810 - Search Nearby - Added by Rose Freeman

Distance: 5 miles round trip. Elevation gain: 1,300 ft. Wander through a mossy forest to a lake surrounded by trees and valleys. Excellent hike for families or more experienced explorers who want to continue up to Upper Lena Lake.

The trail climbs gently up and is accessible almost every season, weather permitting. Snow shoes may be needed December-February, so make sure and check with the Hoodsport Ranger Station.

Just 45 minutes north of Hoodsport (a darling small town on the shores of Puget Sound), this trailhead has space for about 30 cars in a lot off of paved Hamma Hamma road. The trail climbs gently through second growth forest up switchbacks into sections of an old growth forest. You will hear Lena Creek as you traverse up through the trees. At the top of the first ridge, the trail wanders deeper into the forest and across two bridges. From there, the trail ascends several more switchbacks until you reach the lake. When you arrive, the fork right takes you down to the shores of Lena Lake. The main trail left leads you to a rocky overlook above the lake and several campsites. Enjoy your favorite hot drink and enjoy the view!

Since this trail is on the Olympic Peninsula be prepared for rapidly changing weather and make sure to wear waterproof layers!

After your hike, make sure and stop by my favorite spot - Hoodsport Coffee Company!

Tags

Snowshoeing
Backpacking
Hiking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Groups
Lake
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildlife

Details

5 Miles
1300 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

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James Webber

over 3 years ago

The Olympics Are So Rainy, But Lena Is Epic

Good hike. Easy. Go on a weekday so you avoid people. Gone three times. Possible to get in snow. Tons of moss and old trees. With upper Lena lake and the brothers above. It leaves more to be desired

Shad Bell

over 3 years ago

Nice

Great hike. Lots of nature to see. I plan on going back in the summertime to camp overnight.

Amazing hike! Caught the trail on a dry morning and everything seemed to line up perfectly. Sunshine, fog, light rays, waterfalls, wood bridges, a lake... 10/10 will do again.