Ingalls Lake


Day Hike - Ingalls Lake

This hike is in the spectacular Teanaway area that has great scenic views and a beautiful Lake destination. The hike is strenuous with 9 miles round trip distance and 2,600 ft elevation gain. Sunshine and heat needs to be addressed with adequate water carried for this type of hike.

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  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,600 ft
  • Pace: 2.00 mph

There will be two carpool meeting locations. A carpool meeting will be at Green Lake Park and Ride at 6:15 am with leaving to the Preston Park and Ride at 6:30 am.The Preston Park and Ride carpool group will meet at 7:00 am with departure to the trail head at 7:15 am. Those on the East side may want to carpool from the Preston Trail head. Based on distance to the trail head we plan to start hiking from there at 9:00 am .  

I have three Northwest Forest Passes. A Northwest Forest Pass is required at the trail head. From Seattle drive east on I-90 to exit 85 (East Cle Elum). Cross over the freeway overpass and turn right on State Route 970. Cross over the Teanaway River bridge , and  in another mile turn left onto Teanaway Road. Drive North on Teanaway Road, veering right as it becomes first North Fork Teanaway Road and then unpaved Forest Road 9737 at 29  Pines Campground. Continue to the road's end.


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

  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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