Disclaimer: We will be in the wilderness. Serious injury or death can occur. I am not a professional guide, by attending this hike you are assuming responsibility for your own personal safety and only yourself can be held responsible
Distance: 14 Miles Round Trip
Elevation Gain: 3900 feet elevation gain
Difficulty: Medium to Difficult
Pass: America the Beautiful (Interagency), Northwest Forest Pass
Type: Out and Back
Water Source: Lena Creek and Upper Lena Lake - Always boil, filter or chemically treat your drinking water to prevent water borne illnesses
Drive: 1.5 hours each way
Conditions: Expect rapidly changing weather conditions including rain, wind, and snow. There is a ford that we will have to do. Latest trip reports note that water level is low and the creek can be crossed by using exposed rocks. Be prepared for the possibility of wet feet. Recent trip reports note mosquitos and horse flies are bad.
The trail to Lena Lake is a pretty, and popular, weekend destination. But hearty hikers and backpackers who venture to Upper Lena Lake will leave the crowds behind and experience a little bit of nirvana.
Upper Lena Lake sits in a gorgeous alpine meadow with Mount Lena and Mount Bretherton looming overhead. With the views, the flowers and heather, and the lake, you will be glad you expended the effort to climb up here.
This is a 14 mile round trip beautiful hike. For those who went to Flap Jack lake we went 19 miles that day. This is totally doable. There is a 3900 feet elevation gain and most of that is in the last 4 miles. Most of what is in the last four miles is in the last 2 mile and most of that is in the last 1 mile. Get my drift? It gets very steep at the end. Be prepared!
Bring plenty of water, filters if you have them and bring your swim suit for a dip in the lake.
Drive U.S. 101 along Hood Canal to the Hamma Hamma River Road (FR 25) 2.3 miles north of Eldon. Drive 7.6 miles to the trailhead.
Please bring Gas money for drivers $10 suggested
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