Mt. Lena, aka Mt. Baldy, is located in the southeast corner of Olympic National Park in the Olympic Mountain range. Mount Lena is situated a half mile north of Upper Lena Lake and the Duckabush River valley runs west to east to its north. While not of serious climbing importance, the gentle summit offers the hiker good views of The Brothers approximately 4 miles to the northeast, Mt Constance, Mt. Stone and other peaks of the eastern edge of the range.
From the Hamma Hamma River Road, follow the Lena Lake Trail (trailhead elevation ~ 700 ft). Hike 3 miles along the trail until reaching Lena Lake at about 1800 ft. At the lake the trail splits, the right taking you to the lake and to The Brothers route, the left continues upward along trail to Upper Lena Lake at about 7 miles and 4600 feet elevation and good campsites around the lake. Mt. Lena is the peak above the north shore of this lake. From the lake follow a path west to gain access to a grassy ridge which trends north to the summit.
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct|
|Nearest major airport:||Seattle-Tacoma|