Hiking Hot Springs in the Pacific Northwest  by Evie Litton

Hiking Hot Springs in the Pacific Northwest Guide Book

by Evie Litton (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Hot Springs in the Pacific Northwest  by Evie Litton
A guide to over 130 of the finest natural hot soaking pools and 85 scenic hikes that either lead to or begin near springs. Covered are Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and British Columbia. Each description details the quality of the pool, water temperature, and the scenic setting and includes maps and directions.

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Trails from the "Hiking Hot Springs in the Pacific Northwest" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 130.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 130.

A muddy stroll to a thermal pool on an island, not far from Hot Springs Cove. Swimwear recommended. A concrete swimming pool, 8 by 20 feet and 4 feet deep/2.4 by 6 by 1.2 m, collects the flow. The poo ...
Tofino, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
A roadside shack and hot tanks set between the Alvord Desert and Steens Mountain. Keep swimwear handy. Two adjoining concrete tanks, 10 feet square and 3 feet deep, are recessed into the ground. One i ...
Fields, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 0
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A hot pool screened by trees in a creek canyon, near a dirt road. Keep swimwear handy. Users have dug out a soaking pool lined with cinderblocks in the bank above Little Anderson Creek. Hot water bubb ...
Garden Valley, ID - Hiking - Trail Length: 0
A roadside pool near the Atlanta Trailhead into the Sawtooths. Skinnydippable after dark. A rock-and-masonry soaking pool sits in a grassy clearing in the woods. It’s usable by late spring since it’s ...
Atlanta, ID - Hiking - Trail Length: 0
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Includes: Bull of the Woods and Bull of the Woods to the Welcome Lakes Loop. A day hike through lush woods to the Shangri-La of hot soaks. No need to pack a swimsuit. The 1.5-mile Bagby Trail is a del ...
Estacada, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
Includes: Park Butte. A pool often brimming with bathers, framed by evergreens, at the end of a short path. Swimwear recommended when others are present. Users have dug a soaking pool at Baker out of ...
Mount Vernon, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0
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A roadside warm pond in a remote desert valley. Skinnydippable with discretion. Barney flows to the surface of a waist-deep pond within an enclosure of logs. The temperature may be marginally warmer d ...
Ellis, ID - Hiking - Trail Length: 0
Hot dips sandwiched between the highway and the Salmon River, near the eastern Sawtooth trailheads. Swimwear essential. This site offers a bit more seclusion than the other roadside dips east of Stanl ...
Stanley, ID - Hiking - Trail Length: 0
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Soaking pool(s) hiding in a campground, near the eastern Sawtooth trailheads. Daytime skinnydipping not recommended. What some folks stopping here never discover is that there happens to be a hot sp ...
Stanley, ID - Hiking - Trail Length: 0
A campground swimming pool near the South Fork Boise River. Public nudity prohibited. A 15- by 20-foot concrete pool houses the outflow from Baumgartner Hot Springs. The pool, furnished with decking a ...
Featherville, ID - Hiking - Trail Length: 0
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An overnighter for experienced trekkers only to a soaking pool in a mountain meadow near Palisades Reservoir. Naked bodies welcome. This expedition is a challenge physically, with several major st ...
Idaho Falls, ID - Hiking - Trail Length: 15
A day hike or overnighter to a chain of pearls locked up in the River of No Return Wilderness. Swimwear: it’s a mixed bag. Imagine a string of clear pools drawing you down to the edge of a lively cree ...
Stanley, ID - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
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This lukewarm soak is in the remains of an old swimming pool, near a dirt road. Skinnydippable with discretion, the pool is dammed by logs and an abundance of plastic tarp. It’s just lukewarm, but the ...
Cascade, ID - Hiking - Trail Length: 0
Includes: McKenzie River National Recreation Trail, the "Blue Hole" and Tamolitch Falls. A fern-grotto pool on the McKenzie River, near a paved road. Swimwear advised. This little pool, well-camouflag ...
Willamette, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 0
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Roadside soak in a desert ditch, near the Oregon-Nevada border. Swimwear: first come, first served. Hot water gushes into a large soaking pool that’s been dug out and dammed within a ditch that transp ...
Adel, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 0
Major springs and minor soaks on the Middle Fork Payette River. Nudity a no-no if you’re over five. Steaming water emerges at more than 185 degrees F from many fissures in a cliff just beyond the cabi ...
Crouch, ID - Hiking - Trail Length: 0
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Private bathing and communal soaking in a scenic canyon, very near a popular family campground. Nude bathing in bathhouse only. There is no time a hot soak is more welcome than right after a cold hike ...
Lowman, ID - Hiking - Trail Length: 0
An extra hot pool on the far side of the Salmon River; near the eastern Sawtooth trailheads. Swimwear essential. Steamy water channels across a meadow into a shallow pool lined with rocks and a log at ...
Stanley, ID - Hiking - Trail Length: 0
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A day hike or mountain bike ride to a salty thermal lake and hot pots in a desert valley. Skinnydippable with discretion. Superheated, 196-degree F water gushes up through vents in the bottom of Middl ...
Fields, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.5
Includes: Island and Goat Lakes. A high-tech spa on the East Fork Salmon River, in the White Clouds. Highly skinnydippable. Bowery is currently sporting a barn red fiberglass spa with all the bells an ...
Clayton, ID - Hiking - Trail Length: 0
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