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    Fifth Water Trail No. 015

    Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Utah
    Elevation Gain2,381ft
    Trailhead Elevation5,543ft
    Elevation Min/Max5542/6901ft
    Elevation Start/End5543/5543ft

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    Sedro-Woolley, WA
    Adventurer | 420 pts
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    We started early around 8 a.m. and were the only ones in the parking lot. This was a beautiful hike in October when the leaves had changed color and were fluttering down from the tree branches as we hiked along the trail. It was truly magical. We got to the hot springs and enjoyed them all to ourselves. They are awesome and have beautiful water. By 12 other people started showing up so we left. We met quite a few others hiking up the trail as we were hiking down. So go early!
    Aurora, CO
    Trailblazer | 1113 pts
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    This hike is fairly easy and beautiful. Get there early! We arrived to the parking lot at 8:15 am and barely got a spot. It's a pretty mellow 2.5 mile walk along the river, steadily up and down (ok, mostly gradually uphill) the whole way, along a nice, smooth, partially shaded trail. Then you are rewarded with some amazingly warm pools near the bottom of the waterfall. The pools vary in temperature and depth and the smell of sulfur is very strong--I don't mind it at all, but I guess some people do. The lower pools are definitely a bit cooler. The waterfall itself is so refreshing and cold. Make sure you take a few garbage bags for your wet clothing (as well as picking up lazy people's garbage, pretty sad) and some flip-flops or sandals for walking around while at the hot springs. Definitely bring plenty of water to drink in addition to anything else you may want to take. Although the hike back is a breeze, this might not be the most ideal trek for kids under 10 or 12 years old, since the hike is 5 miles round trip and might be a bit taxing for little ones.

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    Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
    Nearby City
    Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
    Skill Level
    Views, Hot Springs, Waterfalls
    Spanish Fork Ranger District, (801) 798-3571.
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    USGS Rays Valley
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