St Leon Hot Springs

Nakusp, British Columbia

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Includes: Saddle Mountain Lookout. A unique soak in a cedar forest well hidden below a dirt road. Keep swimwear handy. A clearing in the forest reveals a concrete pool with free-flowing curves and a smooth and sloped bottom. The kidney-shaped pool is a good 20 ft/6 m long and 3 ft/1 m deep in the center. The springs emerge from fractures in nearby rocks and are piped into the pool to provide a blissful soak averaging 103 degrees F/39 degrees C. There is also a small pool in the rocks above. This one’s a bit hotter. St. Leon Hot Springs is on private property but open to the public. A hotel dating back to gold rush days once stood nearby, as at nearby Halcyon, but it burned down in 1968 and no trace remains today. The forest is magnificent, and the gourmet sampler of wild dips would be hard pressed to improve on the present user-built pool.
Hiking Hot Springs in the Pacific Northwest

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Hiking Hot Springs in the Pacific Northwest

by Evie Litton (Falcon Guides)

Includes: Saddle Mountain Lookout. A unique soak in a cedar forest well hidden below a dirt road. Keep swimwear handy. A clearing in the forest reveals a concrete pool with free-flowing curves and a smooth and sloped bottom. The kidney-shaped pool is a good 20 ft/6 m long and 3 ft/1 m deep in the center. The springs emerge from fractures in nearby rocks and are piped into the pool to provide a blissful soak averaging 103 degrees F/39 degrees C. There is also a small pool in the rocks above. This one’s a bit hotter.

St. Leon Hot Springs is on private property but open to the public. A hotel dating back to gold rush days once stood nearby, as at nearby Halcyon, but it burned down in 1968 and no trace remains today. The forest is magnificent, and the gourmet sampler of wild dips would be hard pressed to improve on the present user-built pool.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Nakusp
Distance: 0
Features: Hot Springs
Local Contacts: BC Forests, Arrow Forest District
Local Maps: Arrow Forest District.
Driving Directions: Directions to St. Leon Hot Springs

Recent Trail Reviews

2/6/2010
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I would love to tell you that i didnt like these hotsprings because i would want to keep them all to my self! They where beautiful! A steep hike down to the springs was well worth it!! Pools were clean and hot! Cant wait to go back....... not looking forward to the hike back up!


6/22/2004
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