The Hiker Mama

Happy Creek Nature Trail

Distance: 0.3 miles

Elevation Gain: 150 feet

Season: Summer to Early Fall

Description: If you need to stretch little legs while driving over Highway 20, stop at this peaceful, shady nature trail. Smooth boardwalk makes for easy walking beside Happy Creek. Mature forest allows dappled sunlight through, and shy flowers peak out of the duff.

Directions: The trailhead for this nature walk is around MP 138, east of the Diablo Lookout, just east of the Ross Lake trailhead. Look for the parking lot on the south side of the highway. There is a pit toilet. No parking passes are needed.