Iron & Teanaway Peaks

Iron Peak & Teanaway Peak is a scramble of 9 miles with 3,700 feet of gain.

getting there

From SR-970 turn onto Teanaway River Road bearing right as it becomes North Fork Teanaway River Road. Just past 29 Pines Campground, it becomes a dirt road, Forest Road 9737.  Continue 8.3 mi and then turn left and drive into the De Roux campground and trailhead (3,800 ft).

on the trail

Iron Peak (6,510 ft)

7 miles round trip, 2,700 feet of elevation gain, difficulty: moderate

The zigzagging trail up the rib toward Iron Peak has creeks on both sides which are out of reach, so there is no water on the trail.  In the summer, get an early start as the trail is hot and dry then.  The trail hosts a profusion of wildflowers and views up and across the Teanaway Valley, and at the top, views of Mount Stuart.   Small, wet meadows melt out late and contain many wildflowers; the serpentine barrens hold unusual endemics which grow only in the Wentchee Mountains.

Longs Pass (6,250 ft) & Iron Peak (6,510 ft) Loop

14.2-mile loop, 4,500 feet of elevation gain, difficulty: strenuous

To hike this loop clockwise, hike north from the DeRoux  Trailhead on Trail No. 1358 that parallels the Teanaway River Road and North Fork Teanaway River to the Esmerelda Basin Trailhead (4,200 ft). Hike the Esmerelda Trail (No. 1394) for 0.5 mile, then take Lake Ingalls Trail (No. 1390) for 2.0 miles. Turn right on Trail No. 1299 to Longs Pass  (6,300 ft) and hike 0.5 mile to the pass. From the pass descend 1.1 miles to Ingalls Creek. Turn right (east) on Ingalls Creek Trail (No. 1215) for 0.5 miles. Turn right (south) on the Beverly Turnpike Creek Trail (No. 1391), cross Ingalls Creek and head up Beverly Turnpike Creek valley, reaching the pass at  2.6 miles. Cross the pass and descend 0.4 miles to the junction with Trail (No. 1399). Turn right (uphill and west) on Trail No. 1399 to the saddle below Iron Peak (0.5 miles). Descend 3 miles to the Iron Peak trailhead on North Fork Teanaway road (3,800 ft).

approach & ascent

iron peak (6,510 ft)

8 miles round trip, 3,300 feet of elevation gain, difficulty: strenuous 3, technical 1

This scramble starts from the De Roux campground and heads up to a ridge east of North Fork Teanaway River. Locate Trail No. 1399 from the road and follow the trail that parallels Eldorado Creek on the right. Reach a saddle on the ridge at 6,100 ft in 3 miles. From this saddle head south along the broad ridge for ~0.5 mi to the summit at 6,519 ft.

teanaway peak (6,779 ft)

7 miles round trip, 3,400 feet of elevation gain, difficulty: strenuous 3, technical 2

Iron & teanaway peaks

8 miles round trip, 3,800 feet of elevation gain, difficulty: strenuous 3, technical 2


  • See our Lake Ingalls route/place for hikes just to Longs Pass from the Ingalls Way Trailhead.
  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking, Scrambling
  • Seasons: May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: *Varies*, Moderate, Strenuous, Strenuous 3, Technical 1, Technical 2
  • Length: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,700 ft
  • 6,779 ft
  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX
  • Green Trails Mt Stuart No. 209
  • USGS Mount Stuart
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