Lower Lena Lake

A moderate, 6 mile round trip day hike with 1,300 ft of elevation gain. The trail goes up through forests above Lena Creek to a secluded lake. This is a beautiful sub-alpine lake formed by a massive rock slide 5,000 years ago. Continue on as far as Upper Lena for a longer, more challenging outing.


From the eastside of Puget Sound: Take the Seattle-Bainbridge Ferry to Bainbridge Island.  Continue straight off the Ferry Dock onto WA-305 N/Olympic Dr SE.  In Poulsbo, take a right onto WA-3 N towards the Olympic Peninsula. Take a left onto the Hood Canal Bridge and follow WA-104 W.  Take a left on Center Rd. When you get into Quilcene, take a left onto US-101 S. After 29 miles, take a right on Hamma Hamma Rd. About 8 miles down the road you will see the Lena Lakes/The Brothers trailhead on the right (700 ft).

South of Seattle: Take US 101 north to Hamma Hamma Rd (about 50 miles from Olympia). Take a left on Hamma Hamma Rd and drive ~8 miles until you reach the Lena Lakes/The Brothers trailhead (700 ft). 

On the trail

Lower Lena Lake

6 miles round trip with 1,225 feet of elevation gain, 1,925 ft high point

Upper Lena Lake

14 miles round trip with 4,100 feet of elevation gain, 4,600 ft high point


  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking
  • Seasons: April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
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  • Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
  • Length: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,300 ft
  • 2,000 ft
  • Green Trails The Brothers No. 168
  • Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S
  • Custom Correct Mount Skokomish - Lake Cushman
  • Custom Correct Brothers - Mt Anderson

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  • Lena Lakes
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  • Lower & Upper Lena Lakes

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