The Platte River Trailhead, located near Happy Meadows Campground, provides access to the Platte River Trail, which runs along the South Platte River. It is an easy to moderate 3 mile hike through forest and meadow. Portions of this trail were impacted by the 2002 Hayman Fire and the trail may not be well defined in some areas.
From Lake George, drive north on County Road 77 (Tarryall Road) for one mile to Forest Road 112. Turn right and follow Forest Road 112 to the trailhead, which is about one mile past Happy Meadows Campground.