Elevation: 7,520 ft.
Length: 6.3 miles (10.1 km)
Trailhead: Located at the beginning of Loop C in Norris Campground and 3/4 mile south of Beaver Lake Picnic Area on the Mammoth-Norris road.
Level of Difficulty: Easy to moderate with one climb and descent of about 400 feet.
Traversing through the lodgepole pine forest as it follows Solfatara Creek for a short distance, the Solfatara Creek Trail encounters two small thermal areas, before reaching the main road. The trail follows Solfatara Creek for a short distance to the junction with Ice Lake Trail, it then parallels a power line for most of the way to Whiterock Springs. It climbs a short distance up to Lake of the Woods (difficult to find as it's off trail a bit) and passes Amphitheater Springs and Lemonade Creek (don't drink it).
These are small, but pretty thermal areas in the otherwise non-descript lodgepole pine forest. The trail then continues on to meet the road. There is no trail connection back to the campground except the way you came. Parking a car at both ends is desirable. This is a good place to send folks who don't want to see many other hikers, but it can be under bear restrictions so check before you send people.