Ingalls Lake


Day Hike - Ingalls Lake

Come see the larch trees turn bright yellow (Flexible Date - See Notes)

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

The official meeting place is the East Sunset Trailhead parking lot in Issaquah at 7:00 AM. It is 100 yards south of I-90 at exit #18.  The address is 665 E Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA. We can carpool from there to the trailhead.

If you are coming from the south-end up SR 18, please make a note of that in the carpool notes so you can arrange a carpool from the Maple Valley/Kent area AND/OR we can meet you in North Bend.

Ingalls Lake is a gorgeous place, especially on a clear fall day.  It is super popular on the weekends, so if possible come on a weekday.

Please read some of these WTA reports  and enjoy the photos from previous Octobers

Note that because of the fairly high elevation, there is a risk of some cold temperatures and  snow/ice on the trail.  That will not stop us.  Everybody coming on this trip must have waterproof shoes, (Gore-Tex running shoes are okay), gaiters, (low top are okay), traction devices (microspikes or yaktrax) and trekking poles. You must also bring a puffy jacket, winter gloves, winter cap, insulating sit pad and all the other 10 essentials.


In the event of a forecast for lousy weather on Tuesday, this trip might be postponed until later in the week, (likely Thursday) OR changed to a Tiger / Squak / Cougar area hike OR maybe both of those
I will notify everybody by email by Sunday evening if I decide to make that change.  Email me your suggestions on Sunday if you want some input in the decision.
By signing up for this trip, you agree to this flexibility.


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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