A beautiful hike with stunning colors in the fall and thick wildflowers in the spring. Views of Ingalls Creek, waterfalls, and the Stuart Range are also visible through breaks in the trees. Pleasant hiking on a well-maintained, gentle trail. It’s also well shaded, making it a good option in hot weather.
Activity: Hiking, backpacking
Nearest Town: Blewett Pass
Skill Level: 1
Fitness Level: 2 — Depending on the distance traveled, this trail can accommodate just about every fitness level.
Access: Leave Highway 2 and drive south toward Blewett Pass on Highway 97. After about 7.5 miles (across the Highway from the Ingalls Creek Lodge), turn right on the Ingalls Creek Road. In about 150 yards go left at the fork in the road and drive 1.1 mile to the end of the road and the trailhead. A Northwest Forest Pass is required for parking.
Trip Instructions: This trail can be hiked as either a backpacking trip or a day hike. For a day hike or trail run, simply follow the trail for as long as time and energy allow. Then return. Our links (below) give good descriptions of distances and of the day-hiking and backpacking options along the route.
Maps: View our topo map. Note: use ‘Print Preview’ before printing to properly scale this map to a full sheet of paper.
Fees/Permits: Northwest Forest Pass
Additional Information: For more information on the hike and, possibly, a recent condition report about the hike see this Washington Trail Association (WTA) trail report about this hike.
Leave It Better Than You Found It. This should be every outdoor user’s goal. Pick up trash left by others, pull some noxious weeds along your route, throw branches over unwanted spur trails, don’t ride or walk wet trails when you’re leaving ruts/footprints deeper than ¼ inch…
Disclaimer. Treat this information as recommendations, not gospel. Conditions change, and those contributing these reports are volunteers–they may make mistakes or may not know all the issues affecting a route. You are still completely responsible for your decisions, your actions, and your safety. If you can’t live with that, you are prohibited from using our information.