Longs Pass

A moderate, 5-mile hike with 2,100 feet of elevation gain. Enjoy views from the pass to Mount Stuart, Mount Rainier and the Ingalls Creek Valley.

Getting There

Drive I-90 to about 1 mi east of Cle Elum, then go northeast on SR 970 about 5 mi to 0.5 mi past the Teanaway River Bridge. Turn left on the Teanaway River Road and continue 23 mi to the road end parking area at 4,243 ft, about 1 mi beyond the DeRoux Campground (Forest Road 9737). Car camping is available at the DeRoux Campground and other campgrounds on the Teanaway River Road.

On the Trail

The trail starts at the end of Forest Road 9737 heading up an old miner's road toward Esmeralda Basin.  The trail splits off to the right in about 0.4 mi, and begins to climb through thinning forests, and at 2 mi, forks again to the right with the left fork heading to Ingalls Lake.  The trail climbs steeply up rocky switchbacks with deteriorating tread, and can be very hot in the sun. A herd of mountain goats lives in the vicinity of the pass, and  a sign at the trailhead indicates they are habituated to humans. The view of Mount Stuart from the 6250-foot pass is spectacular.

  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking
  • Seasons: July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,100 ft
  • 6,250 ft
  • Green Trails Mt Stuart No. 209

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