Weir Creek Hot Springs

Lolo, Montana

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A series of secluded hot pools in a quiet grove of cedars next to a mountain stream. The short but rocky hike to the springs usually means fewer soakers than at nearby Jerry Johnson Hot Springs. Although Weir Creek Hot Springs is in Idaho, many Montanans claim it as their own because Missoula is the closest large city to the springs. Surrounded by a cathedral of large cedars, the four hot soaking pools of Weir Creek Hot Springs are perfect for an afternoon of secluded soaking. The hot springs emerge from a granite rock face 100 feet above the canyon floor and flow through stair-stepped hot pools down to Weir Creek. The shallow and somewhat stagnant uppermost pool is large enough for a couple of bathers, but most soakers opt for the 8-foot by 10-foot main pool on the ledge looking over the creek. The main pool has a solid granite bottom and is surrounded by weathered wooden plank benches worn smooth by decades of soakers’ bottoms. The pool temperature hovers around 105 degrees F, and a steady flow of hot water through the pool ensures a fresh soak. Primitive.
Touring Montana and Wyoming Hot Springs

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Touring Montana and Wyoming Hot Springs

by Jeff Birkby (Falcon Guides)

A series of secluded hot pools in a quiet grove of cedars next to a mountain stream. The short but rocky hike to the springs usually means fewer soakers than at nearby Jerry Johnson Hot Springs. Although Weir Creek Hot Springs is in Idaho, many Montanans claim it as their own because Missoula is the closest large city to the springs. Surrounded by a cathedral of large cedars, the four hot soaking pools of Weir Creek Hot Springs are perfect for an afternoon of secluded soaking.

The hot springs emerge from a granite rock face 100 feet above the canyon floor and flow through stair-stepped hot pools down to Weir Creek. The shallow and somewhat stagnant uppermost pool is large enough for a couple of bathers, but most soakers opt for the 8-foot by 10-foot main pool on the ledge looking over the creek. The main pool has a solid granite bottom and is surrounded by weathered wooden plank benches worn smooth by decades of soakers’ bottoms. The pool temperature hovers around 105 degrees F, and a steady flow of hot water through the pool ensures a fresh soak. Primitive.

©  Jeff Birkby/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking, Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Lolo
Distance: 1
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Season: Summer and early fall. Winter snows can make the hike to the springs difficult, but it is worth it if you are prepared to deal with the snow.
Features: Hot Springs
Local Contacts: Clearwater National Forest
Local Maps: Idaho State Highways Map; USGS Greystone Butte (ID); Clearwater National Forest Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Weir Creek Hot Springs

Recent Trail Reviews

6/4/2008
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2/11/2007
1

Used to be primative now it is overrun with people many off trail users trashing the hillside. trail too icy in the winter from overuse. thanks so much for publishing...us old dogs wish we had her back.


7/12/2006
0

This spring is very hot, but after being on the road for 4 days, it was definely worth the trip.



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