Ingalls Lake


Backpack - Ingalls Lake

This is a moderate 9 mile/ 2500' gain hike in the Central Cascades.

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  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,600 ft


From the TH, we will depart and head toward Lake Ingalls. With our pace and start time, we should be able to make it to Lake Ingalls by lunch time.  After setting up camp in Headlight Basin, we have a few options for exploring other trails if we have desire and energy. On Sunday, we will return on the same route or we have the option for climbing up to Longs Pass to make it a loop. 


Ingalls Lake

  • Green Trails Mt Stuart No. 209

    USGS Mount Stuart

    Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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