Ingalls Creek


Day Hike - Ingalls Creek

Take a hike along lovely Ingalls Creek. Wildflowers now in bloom!

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,450 ft
  • Pace: Moderate (but pace depends on weather)

Meet at 8:15 at Tibbetts Field Park and Ride in Issaquah.  (The Tibbetts Field lot is to the south of the parking structure of the Issaquah Transit Center.)   We will divvy up for carpooling and leave for the trail by 8:30. The drive to the trailhead takes 2 hours. 

The hike is advertised at 10 miles; we'll go as far as the group is comfortable in warm weather.  (The weather guessers anticipate temperatures in the low 80s.) Although there is a lot of shade along the trail, some areas are exposed. Be sure to bring plenty of water and a water filter if you have one. 

We will take some time for wildflower identification along the way.

Although we are walking parallel to the creek, there is a fair amount of elevation and some rocky areas. Poles will be useful.

A Northwest Forest Pass is required.  (A National Park Pass will also work.)  There is a privy available at the trailhead.


Ingalls Creek

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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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