Fifth Water Trail No. 015 is a hiking and biking trail in Utah County, Utah. It is within Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. It is 4.7 miles long and begins at 5,543 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,381 feet. Near the trailhead there are restrooms and parkings. Fifth Water Hot Springs and other springs can be seen along the trail. There are also camp sites and a waterfall along the trail.
Fifth Water Trail No. 015 Professional Reviews and Guides
"Diamond Fork Hot Springs has several man-made rock pools in which to enjoy a relaxing soak. The hot springs bubbling from the ground are naturally cooled by the waterfall that runs directly into the pools from the east side. This beautiful waterfall, rich in green moss, provides a stunning backdrop for the pools. The hike is great year-round, and the springs provide a variety of soaking temperatures. The path to the pools follows along the creek the entire way, and the beautiful rolling trail is a joy in itself."
--Lori J. Lee, Best Hikes Near Salt Lake City (Falcon Guides).
"Imagine this: you hike a forested trail along a burbling creek, gently meandering around boulders and beneath the shade of large pine trees. After just a few miles and a footbridge crossing, you come to a gorgeous little place: pretty waterfalls tumbling down over the rocks into several blue pools of hot spring water, just begging you to take a dip and relax in them for a while."
--Julie K. Trevelyan , 100 Classic Hikes Utah (The Mountaineers Books).
"A quick, level, and easy hike over a wide, smooth trail along a year-round creek leading to gorgeous falls and hot springs: does it get any better? The sulfurous smell of hard-boiled eggs is more than a dog can handle without throwing himself to the ground in ecstatic glee. This hike is a real winner for everyone looking for a pretty and relaxing hike with a little something extra. Be advised that not everyone wears a bathing suit in the hot springs, so some dogs may get a big view of something extra."
--Dayna Stern, Best Hikes With Dogs: Utah (The Mountaineers Books).
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