Seattle: Longs Pass

In a mere 5.2 miles, you'll rise 2,200 feet for a sky­box view of Mt. Stuart's wrinkly south face dominating a tawny valley, then descend back to earth again.
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In a mere 5.2 miles, you'll rise 2,200 feet for a sky­box view of Mt. Stuart's wrinkly south face dominating a tawny valley, then descend back to earth again.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 4.2

Waypoints

LON001

Location: 47.4366569519043, -120.937126159668

Turn N into Wenatchee National Forest

LON002

Location: 47.440372467041, -120.938499450684

Veer R @ Y onto Ingalls Way Trail 1390

LON003

Location: 47.4440689086914, -120.936561584473

Trail cuts E; look W to ridges of the Esmeralda Peaks and Hawkins Mtn., appearing like giant gray incisors

LON004

Location: 47.444652557373, -120.932411193848

Pass several small grassy meadows with patches of vibrant wildflowers before switch­back ascent through pines and larches

LON005

Location: 47.4445724487305, -120.930839538574

Turn R @ Y onto Longs Pass Trail 1229; trail switchbacks up slope of packed rock and dirt

LON006

Location: 47.4455223083496, -120.926605224609

Go L @ Y onto old roadbed once used by early mining prospectors

LON007

Location: 47.446647644043, -120.926231384277

Turn R; begin final stretch on thin trail

LON008

Location: 47.4470748901367, -120.925720214844

Jagged mountain views make final switchbacks easier

LON009

Location: 47.4492416381836, -120.925270080566

Longs Pass. At 6,300 ft., this open col shows off the big, glacially formed peaks of the Stuart Range-most notably 9,415-ft. Mt. Stuart. Retrace steps to trailhead