Longs Pass Trail #1229

Area Status: Not Cleared

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.

NOTE: FS Road 9737 is now open to the trailhead. 

The toilet is temporarily closed. There is a toilet at DeRoux Trailhead 1.5 miles south.

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

Fees $5/Vehicle/day or 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 (PDF File)
Closest Towns: Cle Elum, WA
Restroom: 1 Vault
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass required at Ingalls Creek trailhead. Discover Pass not valid on National Forest Land.
Information Center: Cle Elum Ranger District, (509) 852-1100

General Information


From Cle Elum, WA follow Highway 903/W for 2 miles. Continue straight onto Highway 10 / Highway 970 and follow for 6.5 miles. Turn left on Teanaway Road North Fork and follow for 13 miles. Then stay right on Forest Road 9737 and follow for about 9.6 miles to the Esmeralda Trailhead.



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Difficulty Level: Easy

Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy