Lena Lakes Professional Review and Guide
"Take an easy kid-friendly hike or choose a challenging grunt. Lower Lena Lake is ﬂanked by old growth, easy to hike to, accessible most of the year, and one of the most popular backcountry destinations in the Olympics. Upper Lena Lake sits in a stunning high basin surrounded by alpine meadows and rocky peaks; it’s reached by a steep, rocky, root-tangled trail. But that rough approach keeps the crowds away—not so at Lower Lena, especially on a sunny weekend.
The day hike to Lena Lake is one of the most popular in the Olympics. As one of the easiest trails to a backcountry lake, and with developed campsites, it attracts throngs of backpackers too, especially neophytes."