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Lena Lakes
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Lena Lakes
Lena Lakes is the most popular destination in the Olympics and probably won't deliver much solitude. There are several well-used campsites around the lake, so expect crowds on a summer weekend. Despite the numerous people and noise, Lena Lakes are a scenic spot located in the Olympics.

The trail is well groomed and goes along at an easy grade through second growth forests. After about a mile from the trailhead you will reach impressive old growth trees. Lena Creek can be heard in the distance, and as you near you will reach a bridge. At three miles you will reach a junction, head right to find a ledge with a beautiful view of the lake below. From here the trail continues on down to the lake.
Type Length Difficulty Rating Gain
Lake 5 mi 2 / 5 7 / 10 1300 ft

User Groups
Hikers

Accessibility
July-October

Permits
A federal Northwest Forest Pass is required to park here
 
Hike Featured In...
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Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula
By Craig Romano
Driving Directions:
From Quilcene, drive south 24 miles on U.S. 101 to Forest Service Road 25. Turn right and drive 8 miles to the Lena Lakes Trailhead.
Contact Information:
Olympic National Park
Wilderness Info Center
3002 Mount Angeles Road
Port Angeles, Wa 98362
Tel: 360.565.3100
http://www.nps.gov/olym

Books
Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula
Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula
Maps
Green Trails #168 The Brothers
#168 The Brothers
USGS Mt Washington
Mt Washington
USGS The Brothers
The Brothers
Custom Correct The Brothers - Mt. Anderson
The Brothers - Mt. Anderson
Custom Correct Mount Skokomish - Lake Cushman
Mount Skokomish - Lake Cushman
Upper Lena Lake with Mount Bretherton in the background, July 9, 2011 Upper Lena Lake The lake was just beginning to thaw as of July 9, 2011 one of the many creek crossings that we did not take. Trillium in full bloom, July 9, 2011 Lower Lena Lake Kissing logs. Lower Lena Lake. - From Dean\'s hike report on Tuesday, September 22, 2009.
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