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.
Ingalls Creek Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"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."
--Jeff Smoot, Backpacking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness (Falcon Guides).
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