Longs Pass Trail #1229

The Longs Pass Trail begins at Ingalls Way Trail #1390, Ingalls Lake and ends at Ingalls Creek Trail #1215. This is a hiker only trail that accesses the Alpine Lakes Wilderness


From its junction with 1390 in a rocky meadow, the trail switchbacks up a steep, bare, rocky mountainside, sometimes following an old mining “road” built in the 1930s. After a long mile, the trail reaches the top of the ridge where there are good views of Mount Stuart and the surrounding mountains. This trail is primarily a route for climbers on their way to Mount Stuart. The Alpine lakes Wilderness boundary is at the pass where an unmaintained climber route descends into Ingalls Creek. Dogs are prohibited in this area. 

At a Glance

Operational Hours: June - October
Fees: $5/vehicle/day or Northwest Forest Pass, or Federal Interagency Recreation Pass required at trailhead. Discover Pass not valid on National Forest lands. 
Permit Info:   Wilderness permits are required. The self-issuing permits are free and are available at trailheads.
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: Summer-Fall
Restrictions: Hiker-only. Wilderness regulations apply. See: Alpine Lakes Wilderness Regulations Booklet.
Closest Towns: Roslyn, Cle Elum
Restroom: 1 Vault

General Information


From Cle Elum follow Hwy 970 approximatly 8.5 miles. Turn left on Teanaway Road  and follow it for 13 miles to the end of the pavement. Veer right on Forest Road 9737 and follow for about 9.6 miles to the Esmeralda Trailhead.


Parking for about 40 vehicles. This parking lot often is full by 9AM, have a plan B.

There is no trailer turn around at this trailhead once it fills. 

Do not park in a manner that blocks other vehicles or prevents large emergency vehicles from passing. 


Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy


Difficulty Level: Easy

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  Area/Length : 
1.0 miles