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Lena Lake

Park: Olympic National Forest National Forest , Hood Canal Ranger District region

Map

Mt Skokomish-Lake Cushman

5.6 km one way.
Elevations (in meters)
Start: 213 End: 579
Minimum: 213 Maximum: 640
Net Gain: 427 Cumulative Gain: 433

Lena Lake Trailhead: ( 130 km from Saanich Hall, ferry required). Drive south on Blanshard St for 4.9km to Belleville St. Follow this for about 1km to the ferry terminal. Drive east from Port Angeles on US#101 to the Hamma Hamma River Road (road 25) which heads west between Brinnon and Eldon. Follow this road west for 12.1km to the trailhead.

NOTE: As of August 14, 2000 the Hamma Hamma Road was closed for widening. A detour is now required and is expected to be in effect until 2001. This detour is approximately 65km for people accessing from the north. (A $5 parking fee is charged.)


Facilities available at the trailhead include:

Uses

Backpack Easy. 2 hours one way. Suitable all year.
Dayhike Easy day hike . 1.75 hours one way. Suitable all year.

Description

This easy trail climbs up to approach Lena Creek which is often flowing underground. The trail crosses a bridge at 2.9km but one often wonders why the bridge has been placed here as the creek bed is often dry at this point. A junction with the Upper Lena Lake trail is reached at 4.5km before the trail descends to the southern shore of Lena Lake. The campsite (Camp Cleland) is reached by a trail of roots and rocks which can cross many streams. This trail traverses the western shore of the lake to reach the camp at the northern end. Some campsites along the western shore are closed for reforestation.

The trail forks at Chapel Rock, a mass of pillow lava. The upper route is used when the level of the lake is high with the lower route being only available during the summer and early fall when the lake has receeded.

Features

This trail features fishing, forests, lakes, meadows and Camping, bird watching, wildlife.

Campsites along the trail

Lena Lake 4.8 km 550 meters
  • Fire boxes
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tent pads
  • Pit toilet
Water is plentiful quality is good.

Water

Water is plenitiful from the lake or, preferrably, from the inlet streams at the northwest and northeast corners of the lake.

Trail-conditions

No report available report for this trail.

Page updated Tuesday, September 6, 2011
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