Lena Lake


Day Hike - Lena Lake

This is a pleasant 6 mile RT hike on a good trail to a scenic lake created by a geologic upheaval 1,300 years ago, where we will eat lunch at a prominent viewpoint overlooking the lake.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,300 ft

Meet at 10 AM at the trailhead on the Hamma Hamma River Road, which forks west from US 101 north of Eldon, WA, on the west side of Hood Canal.

This is one of the most popular hikes in the Olympic National Forest because the trail is designed and maintained for easy hiking and Lower Lena Lake is an attractive destination.  Along the trail, large boulders can be seen that are the result of the geologic upheaval 1300 years ago that created the lake.  There is a restroom at the trailhead and outhouse at the lake.  A Northwest Forest Pass or equivalent must be displayed by each car parked at the trailhead parking lot.  


Lena Lake

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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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