Lena Lake/The Brothers Trail - Hiking
A tranquil alpine lake coupled with a densely green old growth forest, Lena Lake is an appealing hike for those looking for a splendid swimming hole or a chance to camp and trek further into the surrounding Olympic valleys.
Distance to Lower Lena Lake campground is 3.2 miles, the junction with Upper Lena Lake is just before that, and the junction with the Brothers Trail is at 3.6 miles. Most of the areas to either camp or enjoy the lake are on the west and north end.
Destination Distance From Downtown
The trail to Lower Lena Lake is an appropriate trail for those looking for an enjoyable and pleasant weekend hike. Beyond Lower Lena Lake, hikers can add more to their trek by continuing west to Upper Lena Lake or explore the Valley of the Silent Men, along the Brothers Trail, to the northeast.
Time To Complete
Most of your time on the trail will be spent on the switchbacks making elevation from the trailhead. Be sure to set aside a couple hours to enjoy Lena Lake, and on a sizzling day a dip in the lake is a sublime experience.
Although Lena Lake can be reached year-round, depending on road and snow conditions, it is a fantastic destination for summer camping and alpine lake swimming.
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