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Lake Ingalls

The Lake Ingalls trail travels through pine and fir forests and fairytale wildflower meadows. Enjoy a brisk climb to Ingalls Pass and a meander across Headlight Basin on this nine-mile hike into the headwaters of the Teanaway River.

Wildflowers three times over

Passing through three distinct alpine ecosystems, this trail leads you through a spring and summer bounty of flowers.  Climbing 2,500 ft to a 6,500 ft high point, this 9 mile trail offers hikers a sampling of pine forests and alpine meadows, with views of the Teanaway River Valley and the peaks of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area.

Beginning on an old miners' road in the Teanaway Valley, the trail soon climbs West toward Ingalls Pass, away from Longs Pass.  Over the pass, the trail contours spectacular Headlight Basin and climbs over granite slabs to Lake Ingalls.  Enjoy nearby Mount Stuart and Ingalls Peak as they are reflected in the lake.

Maintained by the Forest Service's Cle Elum Ranger District, these popular trails are in good shape, with extra mud in the springtime.

Managed by the U.S. Forest Service as part of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

Outdoor Recreation Lake Ingalls
The Lake Ingalls trail travels through pine and fir forests and fairytale wildflower meadows. Enjoy a brisk climb to Ingalls Pass and a meander across Headlight Basin on this nine-mile hike into the headwaters of the Teanaway River.
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