Lower Lake Lena Trail

MODERATE 101 reviews

Lower Lake Lena Trail is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lilliwaup, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1804 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Nice trail in Olympic National Forest up to to Lake Lena. Moderate climb. Dogs are allowed, but be careful not to follow the trail to Upper Lake Lena, it is part of Olympic National Park and dogs aren't allowed on trails in the park. There are several switchbacks which make it a moderate climb. The trail is very well kept and it is BEAUTIFUL! Expect company, it is a very popular trail. You will need a Recreation pass to park at the trailhead.

17 minutes ago

Very clean, scenic and not too difficult. The end of the trail rewards you with a great view overlooking the lake and cliffs on the other side.

hiking
45 minutes ago

Fantastic views and even better weather! The weather was the hottest so far this Spring, 80+ degrees. So if you plan this hike on a warm day, expect to sweat a bit.

The elevation gain is steady and nothing compared to the Putvin Trail down the road from the Lena Lake Trailhead. Very manageable; if you overheat too much like I do, the intermitted streams that cross the trail are perfect moments to cool yourself, so use those as an advantage if you're sweating. There's nothing like cold water on the back of your neck or a splash to the face.

The trail itself is very maintained for a moderate foot traffic trail, I was very impressed. And for the amount of dogs I saw hiking with their owners, I came across no droppings on my way in to the lake or out. So shout out to the owners keeping the trail clear!

The lookout of Lena Lake is a great place to have lunch, the boulder is huge, and if you walk just five more minutes passed the rock, you will find yourself down by the water by the campground.

*THERE IS A BATHROOM AT THE CAMPGROUND*
-pack your own toilet paper for it's not stocked.

hiking
15 hours ago

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
7 days ago

22 days ago

Nicely maintained but very very busy, lots of dogs. The lower third of the trail is tricky if you're running.

23 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Great trail for the entire family

backpacking
1 month ago

Beautiful weather today, still very cold at night, possibly below freezing. Plenty of camping spots open.

1 month ago

Such a beautiful hike! I personally don't like switch backs but after the switchbacks i loved it!

backpacking
2 months ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing! 14 switchbacks, well maintained trail. Waterfalls, boulders, old growth forest. Outstanding views!!

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

backpacking
5 months ago

The hike was good as you get further the view gets better then you get a amazing view at the lake

backpacking
5 months ago

Did the lower trail in nice time, the view from the lake makes it a nice sight after the 3.2 mile hike bring ok shoes cause it gets Rocky

hiking
6 months ago

Too busy, but nice trail.