Ingalls Creek Trail

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Washington

Elevation Gain5,578ft
Trailhead Elevation1,953ft
Elevation Min/Max1953/6427ft
Elevation Start/End1953/1953ft

Ingalls Creek Trail

Ingalls Creek Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Chelan County, Washington. It is within Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area and Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. It is 14.0 miles long and begins at 1,953 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 28.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 5,578 feet. The Ingalls Creek Trailhead parking is near the trailhead. There are also restrooms. Ingals Creek Camp and other camp sites can be seen along the trail. The trail ends near the Stuart Pass saddle. This trail connects with the following: Hardscrabble Creek Trail, Cascade Creek Trail, Falls Creek Trail, Fourth Creek Trail, Beverly Turnpike Trail and Longs Pass Trail.

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Backpacking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness (Falcon Guides)
Jeff Smoot
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"A long backpack up Ingalls Creek to Stuart Pass. Ingalls Creek Trail is one of the longest and loneliest trails in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Few hikers complete the entire trail. Early season hikers go 5 or 6 miles before they are turned back by snow. Late season hikers usually bypass the first dozen miles of the trail, favoring a shortcut into the upper canyon via Beverly-Turnpike or Ingalls Way Trails, which allow quicker access to the “best” part of the hike. But the lower portion of the trail, though lacking in sublime views, has its own rewards. Wildflowers are everywhere along the trail in early season; fall colors are spectacular. Throw in a few waterfalls and some impressive mountain views, and you have a hike that deserves your attention." Read more

Ingalls Creek Trail Reviews

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We really enjoyed this beautiful hike. Early June is a wonderful time of year to see the wildflowers.

We hiked in to about a half-mile past the Falls Creek Campground. The trail is generally in excellent condition, with a few muddy areas and some areas of overgrowth.

The hike is beautiful, and the frequent glimpses of the peaks soaring above us were astounding.

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Trail Information

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Nearby City
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Easy to Difficult
Skill Level
Wenatchee National Forest, Leavenworth Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Blewett, Enchantment Lakes, Mount Stuart; Green Trails 210 (Liberty), 209 (Mount Stuart)
Local Maps

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Dec 2018