Upper Lena Lake

A very strenuous, 14 mile hike with an elevation gain of 3,900 ft. The last part of this hike is where the trail gets rough and steep, but the views of Mount Lena and Mount Bretherton are worth it.

on the trail

You will bypass Lower Lena Lake to gain access to the trail to Upper Lena Lake.  After Lena Lake, the trail bounces alongside Lena Creek and meadows alongside the creek.  After crossing the creek, is where the real work begins as you ascend to Upper Lena Lake. 


  • Leader's please be sure to avoid scheduling this hike when we already have a party hiking to Lower Lena Lake.
  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking
  • Seasons: May, June, July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast.
  • Difficulty: Very Strenuous
  • Length: 14.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,900 ft
  • 4,600 ft
  • Land Manager: Olympic National Park
    The Brothers Wilderness, Hood Canal Ranger District (ONF)
  • Parking Permit Required: National Park Entrance Fee
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Green Trails The Brothers No. 168
  • Custom Correct Brothers - Mt Anderson
  • Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S
  • Custom Correct Mount Skokomish - Lake Cushman

Upcoming Activities

Backpack - Upper Lena Lake

Backpacking Trip
Enjoy a wonderful high-summer weekend in the Olympics
Fri, Jul 27, 2018 - Sun, Jul 29, 2018
No Prerequisites
1 participant
Registration closes Jul 25
Foothills Branch

Backpack - Upper Lena Lake

Backpacking Trip
Spend a beautiful August weekend deep in Olympic National Park
Difficulty: Very Strenuous
Fri, Aug 3, 2018 - Sun, Aug 5, 2018
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
0 participants 0 leaders
Registration closes Aug 1
Olympia Branch
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