An old pack trail reincarnated, Happy-Panther is both one of the oldest and newest trails in the North Cascades National Park Complex.
It connects the Ross Dam Trail near Happy Creek with the East Bank Trail near Panther Creek, hence its colorful name. Panthers are also known to periodically prowl these grounds. Their emotional state leans more toward subdued than jubilant. Hikers, however, should be quite happy with this trail’s lakeside views, quiet forest, and enchanting waterfalls.
- 12.5 miles, roundtrip
- Elevation Gain
- 550 feet
- Highest Point
- 2000 feet
Highway 20 is closed from Ross Dam trailhead (milepost 134) to Early Winters (milepost 178) for the season.
Map & Directions
Co-ordinates: 48.7268, -121.0611 Open in Google Maps