CHS 2 Hike - Ingalls Creek

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Ingalls Creek

A beautiful hike along rushing Ingalls Creek which is known for a plethora of colorful wildflowers in the spring. We'll hike as far as the confluence of Falls Creek and Ingalls Creek with views of waterfalls and the Stuart Range. CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph).

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph

Meet at 6:30 am on Friday, May 21st at the Preston P&R. Kari Durr and Jim Souza will be on hand at this location to organize the group to meet up with Matt and Kelly Cleman at the Ingalls Creek Trailhead.

Directions to the Preston P&R: 

  1. Drive east from Issaquah and take the Preston exit; exit #22.
  2. Turn left at the top of the ramp and head North back over the freeway, to a stop sign; WATCH OUT, because cross traffic does not stop.
  3. Turn left at the stop sign and then a quick left into the Park & Ride. 



Ingalls Creek

  • Green Trails Mt Stuart No. 209

    Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    USGS Mount Stuart

    Green Trails Liberty No. 210

    USGS Liberty
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ten Essential Systems

  1. Navigation (map & compass)
  2. Sun protection (sunglasses & sunscreen)
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  5. First-aid supplies
  6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candle)
  7. Repair kit and tools
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter (tent/plastic tube tent/garbage bag)
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