Explore the most popular hiking trails near Lilliwaup with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Moderate is not an accurate rating for this hike. It is tough. Steep from the start of the trial all the way up. Trail is rocky towards the top - definitely need good shoes for this one and recommend poles because coming down is steep and tricky. All that being said, the hike was fun and challenging and beautiful. Great views even though the hike up was foggy, it cleared up at the top. Keep your eye out for mountain goats :)

Busy, busy! Popular trail, but it’s a great one. If you have knee issues I’d advise bringing your trekking poles for the way down. Those big steps down are tough on the knees. We went on a Saturday, we’ve been during the work week and it’s definitely quieter.

It was easy hike. Love the river. Will definitely go back.

July 12, 2018. Beautiful morning. Cool on hike up all in lovely forest but very warm hiking down from Lower Lena Lake. No bugs!! Moderate difficulty for senior hikers 75+

Excellent trail for the whole family. The river is the star of this show.

Beautiful huge trees and turquoise water...

This is a really nice, really hard hike. I did it as a day hike on a Sunday in mid-June. Snow was almost entirely melted. Only 4 other groups on the trail that day. I would have gotten completely lost without the All trails app GPS. I would not recommend this trail without the app, it is very hard to follow the trail. The view at the summit is absolutely gorgeous, as are the lakes. No airplanes over this valley, so it was absolutely bereft of human noise, glorious. I'm in decent shape and it took me 9 hours and felt incredibly exhausted at the end. There is a 1000 ft up in 1/4 mile at one point, which is truly demoralizing, but amazing to complete. I think this would be best as an in one day, out the next trail, it felt a little too much for a truly enjoyable day hike. Plus its so gorgeous by the lakes, its worth having time to explore them.

Such a beautiful trail!!! Would love to go back someday.

I will definitely do this hike again!

Amazing swim on a hot day

Insanely beautiful hike! Did this two days ago. There’s a little snow at the top but most of it has melted so parts of the trail are pretty muddy. But beware...there’s LOTS of mosquitos here currently. My group and I camped up there for the night and we’ve never experienced anything like it. They swarmed us and we got home looking like we all had some crazy skin infection or disease. If the mosquitos weren’t as bad as they were, we could have enjoyed the area a little more! The lake was crystal clear, and the backdrop of the snow-covered peaks was picturesque and stunning. We even saw a family of mountain goats! This trail is very very very steep and involves some scrambling, so it’s more for advanced hikers. Worth it!

Worth it!!! It is a pretty tough hike! Be prepared. Steep towards the end of the trail turns from physically demanding to mentally. Over all it is worth every drop of sweat. Take swim trunks and enjoy that lake and lay in the sun at the top. Feels amazing and very rewarding. Have fun!

Very easy trail and good start into the hiking season. Bring good bug spray because horseflies, bees and nats are present plenty. Lots of shade with spots to veer off and get close to the river. Pretty views and beautiful waterfalls.

Easy hike along a turquoise blue river through a quiet forest.

9 days ago

Pretty fun, simple trail to do in our spare time.

Plenty of photo ops! Stunning scenery. Pack-in a little snack and munch while resting on the massive rocks at the water rapids edge. Great trail for kids and adults alike.

Beautiful views at the top are a huge payoff from the steep climb up! On 7/6 there was small section of snow little more than half way through but clear after and at the top. Definitely worth hiking to see the views, mountain goats, and screaming marmots :)

Trail is clear and easy to get to lower Lena which is a good place to camp for a day to 2. Upper Lena trail has fallen trees and is a bit overgrown towards the top but no snow on the trail as of 7/5. Totally worth the view at the top!

15 days ago

This hike was kick butt! The view was so worth it though. It is a grind the whole way up, just make sure to pack lots of water and a can do attitude!

Fabulous hike. Ever steps was worth it. The scenic views were spectacular!

Great hike to upper Lena, I did not properly prepare, but it was still a great day! Definitely bring hiking poles.

Also, 15 mike loop. The last 1.5 to Upper Len lake is brutal but worth the payoff!

Great hike! Well-maintained trail with a rewarding view of Lena Lake at the top.

19 days ago

Great day hike starting at the shores of lake cushman. Strait up the whole way. We took the short side of the lollypop up and the long way down to save the knees which I would recommend.

It was a great day for a hike. The weather was nice and just right for hiking - 60s.
It is best to go early. As we were going back down we met a lot of hikers and many dogs.
All of the dogs were on leashes and well-behaved. We took our 3 dogs and they did great.

Nice hike to the little lake. No more snow left today 6/30.

Perfect. Even jumped in the water. Lots of people but it’s worth it

Great hike and beautiful lake.

Fun hike with kids. Lots to see to keep them entertained.

Great for younger kids (as young as 5)! Nice side trials to walk (don’t miss the big cedar near the front of the trail!).

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