Seattle MAC - Conditioning Hike - Lake Ingalls

Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club

Seattle MAC - Conditioning Hike - Lake Ingalls

"Lake Ingalls is a stunning blue lake, set high in a basin beneath rocky peaks, showcasing striking Mount Stuart as its backdrop. The trail to this treasure is filled with delights, both for the summer adventurer as well as for those hikers who appreciate fall colors. Views of the craggy Esmeralda Peaks, a walk through beautiful Headlight Basin plus a pretty picture of the imposing Stuart Range are just a few of the wonders along the way." (quoted from WTA website)

  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,600 ft
  • 6 (8 capacity)
  • FULL (2 capacity)
  • 2 (2 capacity)
  • Cancellation & Refund Policy

8:30am at the trailhead

Trip sheet to be published two weeks before the trip. In the meantime, please visit the WTA website for a description of the hike and current trail reports to get a feel for this hike. Expect to see gorgeous fall colors!



Lake Ingalls

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

    Green Trails Mt Stuart No. 209

    USGS Mount Stuart
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Hiking boots or other sturdy shoes
  • Warm clothes and extra synthetic layers
  • Waterproof shell
  • Water (at least two liters)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Lunch
  • Day Pack
  • Camera (optional)
  • Extra clothing for the ride back
  • 10 essentials
Trip Reports