Weir Spring Trail

Clearwater National Forest, Idaho 83545

Distance0.4mi
Elevation Gain107ft
Trailhead Elevation2,829ft
Top2,887ft
Elevation Min/Max2828/2887ft
Elevation Start/End2829/2829ft

Weir Spring Trail

Weir Spring Trail is a hiking trail in Idaho County, Idaho. It is within Clearwater National Forest. It is 0.4 miles long and begins at 2,829 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 107 feet. The Wier Hotsprings parking is near the trailhead. The trail ends near the Weir hotsprings water.

Weir Spring Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"A popular pool cloaked in greenery at the end of a primitive 0.5-mile creekside path. Swimwear: first come, first served. A delightful pool sits under a canopy of evergreens above a lively creek.

It’s bordered by split logs and features a slab rock/sand bottom. The water is constantly cleaned by the ample flow from the 117-degree F springs; the hot flow can be partially diverted with the aid of a removable wooden gutter. If the gutter’s gone, you’re in for a very toasty soak."

"The Weir Creek Trail leads to a popular hot spring tucked alongside a creek in a cedar grove. The trail has a steady gradient and cuts across a sidehill through the forest. It can be dangerous in winter, with ice forming on the narrow trail.

Steep slopes give way from the trail to the creek bottom. The hot spring , situated just above the creek on a rock outcrop, is deep and large. Weir Creek is located over Lolo Pass, along the Lochsa River in Idaho. A primitive trail continues up Weir Creek through pristine oldgrowth temperate rain forest."

"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."

"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."

Weir Spring Trail Reviews

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6/4/2008
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2/11/2007
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.
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7/12/2006
This spring is very hot, but after being on the road for 4 days, it was definely worth the trip.
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Trail Information

Clearwater National Forest
Nearby City
Clearwater National Forest
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Hot Springs
Features
Powell Ranger District, 192 Powell Rd., Lolo, MT 59847; (208) 942-3113; www.fs.usda.gov/nezperceclearwater
Local Contacts
USGS Greystone Butte; USDAFS Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest, available at the Powell Ranger Station
Local Maps