Ingalls Creek


Day Hike - Ingalls Creek

Ingalls Creek is a great spring hike along a rushing river and is a wonderful wildflower, birding, and butterfly destination.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,200 ft
  • Pace: Hiking pace will be moderate with stops for observation
Meeting place and time:

Meet at the 65th and Ravenna P&R adjacent to I-5 at 7 am. We will be north of 65th and at the far north end of the parking lot.

Leader's notes:

Ingall's Creek, beneath the granite ramparts of the Stuart Range, provides one of the best river hikes east of the Cascades when flowers proliferate in late spring.  There are also sure to be many songbirds and butterflies. Ingall's Creek is a relatively easy hike with little elevation gain in the first several miles. We will likely hike in about 4 to 4-1/2 miles before returning. You may want to bring a camera for wildflower identification and binoculars for birding.


Ingalls Creek

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

    USGS Mount Stuart

    Green Trails Liberty No. 210

    USGS Liberty
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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