Ingalls Creek Trail #1215

3 reviews #319 hike out of 1110 in
10.6 mi
5 hrs 51 min
1,486 ft
Elev Gain


This is a difficult out and back trail in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

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    4 years, 2 months ago
    Better this time because for 5 miles up there are no trees on the path. Lizards but no snakes.
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    4 years, 4 months ago
    Did a one night backpacking trip 5/19 to 5/20/19 on this trail. It was my first backpacking trip ever! 25.33 miles total 17+ hrs on trail and 2,995 ft elevation gain. Lots of blow downs, bushwacking, washouts and creek/stream crossings on trail. Hiked in 14.02 miles. Trailhead is paved road, parking area is gravel. Bathroom is a vaulted toilet. No TP in bathroom and stinky trash. Must have a northwest forrest pass or America the beautiful pass to park here as there is no self pay station. Must sign the log for a self issued permit. Cool little grave across from the biggest most flat camp spot along the raging creek. Where Fred Erickson lies one of the original builders/owners of Ingalls Creek Lodge. Saw two deer in the forrests on our way out. Found ticks on ourselves, I had one and my friend had 3, 2 of which were Dog Ticks (ticks on steroids!). Saw a Rubber Boa on trail on the hike out. Make sure you have some sort of navigation as there are plenty of places where you can loose the trail. Most of the creeks and streams are raging right now from all of the snow melt. Lots of waterfalls on the mountains. I would not recommend this trail for small children as there are some steep drop offs, the trail can get pretty narrow, overgrown, ticks and big blow downs. Only encountered a tiny amount of snow on trail where we hiked but heard from 2 female backpackers who hiked further up that the trail turned to soft snow where postholing, slipping and sliding was common, so they turned around. Saw a big college group of hikers, a backpacker and a couple hikers on 5/20/19 all on our way back to trailhead, saw no one at camp. 5/19/19 saw 11 people. And some campers along the river. 5/19/19 when the weather is more warm all the bugs are out, including mosquitoes and ticks. Numerous trail junctions along this trail.
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    3 years ago

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