Ingalls Lake


Day Hike - Ingalls Lake

Day hike to view the larches and the beautiful scenery around the Ingalls Lake area.

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

TBD.  Trailhead is approimately 2.5 hours from Seattle and there is a long dirt road to get to it so would like to consolidate to 2 to 3 dirt-road-worthy cars in North Bend.

This hike will be dependent on weather conditions, so if the forecast is for crummy, wet weather, we will cancel and possibly re-schedule. If the forecast is for a cool, crisp day with potentially some snow patches on the ground, the trip will be a "go"!

We will hike together as a group.  Our pace will be conversational (because this is 1st for fun and 2nd for seeing the larches) and include photo taking, but due to the elevation gain, mileage, and chilliness of the season, we will keep this hike efficient with quicker stops. Clothing layers will need to be varied and participants should definitely bring along puffy or fleece layer, trekking poles, and most likely, traction devices for the footwear similar to microspikes in case there is some snow or ice. Shoes or boots should be study, have good traction, and should deflect water in minimal wetness. Please do not wear cool, summer mesh shoes on this one and please do not wear any cotton layers.

Current experience with a similar hike this year is required before signing up. Any questions about that, please contact leader before signing up.

More info about the hike here:


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) - Puffy or Fleece
  4. Illumination - Extra Batteries too!
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
  11. Trekking Poles
  12. Microspikes or similar traction devices for footwear
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