This short, two mile trail takes hikers through a tunnel of alder, across a creek, and finally onto the lakebed of former Lake Mills.
From the parking area just below the Elwha interpretive area, head to the left, towards the river, and hop onto a trail where it says "Sensitive Revegetation Area Please Stay on Trail". You'll see a trail disappearing in brush to your left. This is a connector trail to the interpretive area, an alternate place to start your hike.
Head on down the trail, which alternates between gravel and sand. Cross Stokey Creek on a few well-placed rocks, and continue through a tunnel of tall alder trees, with grasses brushing your ankles. About a half mile in, a spur trail heads out to an overlook of the Elwha. Peek out that way, then return to the main trail, wading through a sea of lupine (watch out for slugs underfoot!) to finally arrive at a viewpoint overlooking the river.
Turning around, you'll see a nice view of the interpretive area and former dam site. Get your photos, and enjoy the sounds of the river, the sights of the clouds snagged in the trees, and the fresh clean smell of pines here before heading back.