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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.

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.

-pack your own toilet paper for it's not stocked.

Climbed to the summit without crampons and ice axe, but don't recommend going without them this time of year. A lot of snow up top.

Couldn't quite summit without proper equipment (Tons of snow!), but great workout and fantastic views. The slide down in the snow was also quite enjoyable. Will definitely be back!

Started from lower trailhead at 9 am and it was around 20 cars already there. Road to trailhead in good condition and passable for all vehicles, but sometimes it very bumpy. Please keep in mind you can park at lower trailhead and then go to upper trail head. We went up with lower trail and wend down from upper trailhead. Both trails in very good condition and very nice, I like forest that like that so much. Reached first slope very quickly and started ascent using out cramponse and ice axes. It might be passable without crampons, but would be not easy without axe/poles, so be prepared, we have seen couple people who turned back because had no gear, slopes are very steep. You need climb three steep slopes and you are on the summit. While we climbed up we have seen some people glissaded down, it was so fun, also seen one guy on snowboard going down from summit:) We reached the summit around 11:30, we did lots of stops to take rest and see views around us. On the tope we met couple from Portland, they gave us trash bags to make shorts to glissade down :) Unfortunatelly visibility was bad and we seen almost nothing, I am "lucky" with weahter again. We ate our lunch, took some photos (see alien photo) and glissaded down! it was very very fun, go for it, but please be careful! After descent we went to upper trail head where views imho more interesitng than lower trail. Once you reach upper trail head go towards restroom and you will see trail to lower trailhead. It took us about 20 mins to reach lower trailhead from upper trainhead.

Went for the view and came up with fog. Still an enjoyable afternoon. Rain down low and snow up top. Will definitely be back on a clear day.

11 days ago

This is my favorite hikes available in Washington state. On a clear day you get views stretching from Mount Baker to the north to Mount Hood in Oregon. Quite often there are many wildlife creatures including mountain goats. Not to mention a spectator view of lake Cushman.

13 days ago

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